Student nurses at Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) recently completed their final hours of clinical rotations and rigorous examinations and now excitedly look ahead to graduation as the College’s first Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree cohort. This group gathered on Tuesday, May 8 for a pinning and awards ceremony which marked the completion of their program and their first step toward becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).
ASN Program Director Veronica Taylor said, “We are thrilled to congratulate all of the students completing the first ASN cohort. We have high aspirations for their success in the nursing field and we look forward to following the professional careers of our first graduating class.”
During the ceremony, students reflected on their time in the program and celebrated their accomplishments with their fellow classmates and instructors.
“What an exciting evening to witness the culmination of our student nurses’ hard work, perseverance, and dedication to becoming an RN. This program has produced the first of what we hope will be many competent graduates who are ready to fill the area’s nursing workforce needs,” Dr. Thomas said.
In 2016, initial board approval was given to the College to start the program. The program officially enrolled its first students in January 2017. The second cohort began this year.
The 28 students who make up the competitive program’s initial cohort include: Joyce Ahdoh, Tanecia Ballard, Christopher Banks, Anna Beasley, Melanie Cuviello, Shawn Danforth, Abigail Davis, Kandice Eason, Amber Ewing, Joytonya Flowers, Brenda Folds, Erin Getz, Linda Guest, Jakob Hill, Jayna Hogan, Ingrid Israel, Tiffany Leeks, Melissa Mann, Sahsa Mattis, Melissa Page, Tiffany Parrott, Ashley Polk, Brandi Reid, Antonio Saunders, Nadine Sutton, Rhondalynn Traylor, Toya Williams, and Teya Wynn.