Nash Community College recently held a recognition ceremony for its Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing programs. The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. A three-semester program of study, Practical Nursing leads to a one-year diploma. Courses include content related to the practical nurse's role in participating in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities are available in hospitals, rehabilitation, long-term care, home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Pictured above are Practical Nursing graduates, front row, from left: Tiffany Garrett of Rocky Mount, Krystal Palmeiro of Bailey, Latoya Branch of Enfield, Taheeda Kirk of Wilson, Sara Avery of Rocky Mount, Gina Robbins of Louisburg; Back row, from left: Anita May of Middlesex, LeTisha Marshall of Whitakers, Latoya Greene of Rocky Mount, Caroline Matia of Rocky Mount, Teandra Elder of Rocky Mount. (Contributed photos)