LPN Class 2019

Practical Nursing Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

The Health Science division proudly pinned the Practical Nursing Class of 2019 on yesterday evening. With bittersweet emotions, 25 PN students, who graced the stage of the Pinnacle in white scrubs, were honored with certificates of completion.

Practical Nursing Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Fri Jul 12, 2019

LPN Pinning Class 2019

The Health Science division proudly pinned the Practical Nursing Class of 2019 on yesterday evening. With bittersweet emotions, 25 PN students, who graced the stage of the Pinnacle in white scrubs, were honored with certificates of completion. Following a lamp lighting, the graduates took part in reciting an oath in which they promised to adhere to ethical standards as LPNs.

Keynote speaker Tywanda Jones, interim director of the Office of Nursing Workforce for the Mississippi Board of Nursing and Tuscaloosa, Alabama native, underscored the students’ determination.

Tywanda Jones“Your training here at Coahoma Community College is a stepping stone for you to conquer your dream and to be the best and the brightest nurse in any organization,” said the Jackson State University alumna to the class.

“…You hold the power to instill laughter in a critically ill child’s life, to teach a chronically ill adult ways to bring some sort of normalcy back into their lives.”

With a gift courtesy of the PN program, instructor Janet Johns thanked Jones for her efforts in meeting the financial aid needs of nursing students at Coahoma; Jones was instrumental in the Mississippi Board of Nursing’s recent $20,000 contribution to the institution’s nursing programs.

In a class address, class president Le’Andria Williams reflected on the one-of-a-kind bond that has knitted the class together, noting the importance of charting and documenting that PN instructors drilled into them. She ended with a heartfelt ‘congratulations’ to her classmates.

LPN Class 2019During the ceremony, instructor Annie Hankins presented Cleveland native Catherine Baldwin, 31, with the Edie Furniss scholarship. The cash award is named for former State Senator Delma Furniss’ wife, who became an LPN at 31 years old and an RN at age 34. PN graduate Effernee Taylor, of Jonestown, MS, received the Clinical Excellence award and Tunica native Dentrevionne Jones was announced the recipient of the Practical Nursing Citizenship award.