Twenty-four Central Arizona College students were recognized as graduates of the 64th Nursing Division for completing the college’s nursing program this spring.
The pinning ceremony, a time-honored tradition of nursing schools across the country, signifies a student’s completion of one of the most challenging curricula offered in higher education.
Teresia Koinange received the Academician award in recognition of her academic excellence, according to a press release. The Outstanding Clinical Student award was presented to Jaysie Hall-Williams for outstanding clinical performance during the program. Karen Moroyoqui was selected as the class speaker by her peers.
The evening concluded with a candle lighting ceremony and the graduates taking the Florence Nightingale Pledge. The pledge, an adaption of the physician’s Hippocratic Oath, was written in 1893 by Lystra E. Gretter and the Farrand Training School for Nurses in Detroit.
The following students received their pins and will receive an associate of applied science degree.
*Concurrent enrollment with ASU or NAU for a BA degree in Nursing
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