Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local News

December 19, 2013

Nursing students pinned at SWGTC

THOMASVILLE — On Dec. 12, Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) held a pinning ceremony where 30 Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) students were honored. The ceremony commemorated the students’ successful completion of their nursing coursework and clinical rotations. Now, pending passage of their board exams, these students will be ready to join the workforce as registered nurses.

“This class was a strong one, with exceptional clinical talent. We are proud to provide our local workforce with a great group of nurses! I look forward to great things from them all,” said Tammy Bryant, RN, MSN, SWGTC ASN program director.

In this pinning ceremony, which symbolizes the rite of passage into the nursing profession, each student received a pin and a small lamp. The pin is used to remind students of their purpose to serve the sick and infirmed. The lamp portion of the ceremony serves as a tribute to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern-day nursing. In the 1800s Nightingale was known as the "lady with the lamp," tending to the sick while carrying a lamp to light the way. At the ceremony, students recited the Nightingale pledge, stating their dedication to upholding the standards of nursing.

The students that received pins were Joy Agbali, Maryann Barnes, Jennifer Carroll, Jada Carter, Hali Garretson, Stephanie Haaren, Ashley Hall, Christine Hall, Barbara Hayes, Maria Hernandez, Robert Jones, Ciera Lewis, Megan Long, Jacqueline Martin, Lynnetta McCoy, Ashley McDaniel, Brandi Moorman, Kayla Mullis, Jessica Oxendine, Pamela Pollette, Melissa Proietti, Mary Rich, Tiffany Sandiford, Ashley Saunders, Nancy Sumner, Margaret Thorsson, Emily Thrift, Bridgette Walker, Amanda West and Matthew Wharton.

The following awards were given at the ceremony: Florence Nightingale Award - Ashley McDaniel and Brandi Moorman; Highest Exit Exam Award - Jacqueline Martin; Clinical Excellence Award – Tiffany Sandiford and Nancy Sumner; and Archbold Leadership Award – Hali Garretson & Amanda West.

SWGTC’s ASN program is designed to prepare students as entry-level practitioners to provide safe, effective nursing care and promote healthy transitions for diverse clients in a variety of settings. This program develops critical thinking, integrates accumulated knowledge from nursing, the sciences and humanities, and emphasizes the values of caring, accountability, responsibility and professional ethics. The SWGTC ASN program has been granted approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

For more information on SWGTC’s ASN program, contact Bryant at tbryant@southwestgatech.edu or 229-227-2980.

SWGTC offers more than 80 certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Many of these programs provide training for some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including Nursing, Automotive Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technology, and Emergency Medical Technology. More information may be obtained by calling 229-225-4096 or by logging onto www.southwestgatech.edu.

Spring Semester 2014 begins Jan. 7.

1
Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Does it bother you that the Thomasville-Thomas County Central football game won't be played for at least the next two years?

Yes
No
     View Results
Video
Sports Pulse
Must Read
Must Read