Central Carolina Technical College pinned 38 new nurses during a ceremony held Aug. 2 at Sumter Opera House.
The Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Nursing, diplomas in Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding, Patient Care Technology and Pharmacy Technology.
Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the health care industry or prepare graduates to transfer to colleges.
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program are prepared for careers as technical nurses in acute care, long-term care or home health settings. The ADN program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing accredits the program.
Members of this year's Associate Degree Nursing graduating class are listed by county: Aiken - E.J. Callaham; Clarendon - Courtney Benjamin, Mayce Chandler, Carmen C. Mullins, Azuree D. Page, Kristy Smith, Paula Snyder and Tiffany P. Thames; Florence - Deanne L. Capers and Allison Godwin; Kershaw - Gabrielle A. Blakeney, Catherine E. Charles, Ashley Danzy, Brandy V. Sys and Teresa Williams; Lee - Megan Campbell; Richland - Michelle Wrigley; and Sumter - Christina A. Alustiza, Ronald Arsenault, Kelly Barfield, Brandi Bradford, Lena Brennan, Brittany Casey, Lindsey Howard, Evonne Isaac, Allison Keefer, Autumn M. LaMontagne, Takayla Liburd, Jessica Malone, Tiffani M. Mayes, Nasheeta McIntosh, Erica P. McLeod, Rebecca Napier, Theresa Queen, Gloria H. Riggs, Daphne N. Thomas, Phyllis A. Walker and Angie Ziegler.