NORTH PLATTE – Twenty-four Associate Degree of Nursing students will reach the end of their journey at Mid-Plains Community College this week.
Each will receive a pin at noon on Friday during a special ceremony in the McDonald-Belton Theater on the North Platte Community College South Campus. Members of the class and their instructors will speak at the event.
The pinning ceremony is open to the public. Those who are unable to attend it can watch online at https://evideo.mpcc.edu/app/sites/index.aspx?ContentID=ydFGgXULaEaWZibqsgfABw.
The act of being pinned doesnt automatically make someone a nurse. However, it does qualify students to take the NCLEX-RN examination through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Students receive a registered nurse license upon successful completion of the exam.
MPCC students eligible for pinning include:
Arnold – Mariah Strasburg
Cozad – Jessica Fochtman
Gothenburg – Shay Wear
Grant – Lisa Behrends, Ashley Kautz, Carol Ann Van Lieu
Kearney – Leera Dutton
McCook – Asuncion Sionie Ball, Kay Markut
North Platte – Quinn Bartels, Trevor Blake, Sara Boyer, Sarah Cardenas, Ashley Cochran, Rebecca Faust, Kalie Race, Amanda Welch, Britney Williams, Meghan Zogg
Ogallala – Kaelyn Armstrong, Sheena Brown
Stapleton – Amanda Harwager
Thedford – Sylvia Mintle
Wallace – Katelynn Hild
Photo: Associate Degree of Nursing students will be pinned at North Platte Community College on Friday. Pictured back row, left to right are Meghan Zogg, Becky Grimm, Amanda Harwager, Kaelyn Armstrong, Sarah Cardenas, Kay Markut, Mariah Strasburg, Trevor Blake, Sheena Brown, Amanda Welch, Lisa Behrends, Sylvia Mintle, Becca Faust, Leera Dutton, Ann Van Lieu, Britany Williams, Ashley Kautz and Quinn Bartels. Pictured front row, left to right are: Kalie Race, Shay Wear, Katelynn Hild, Sara Boyer, Ashley Cochran, Sionie Ball and Jessica Fochtman.