SRTC nursing graduates honored in pinning ceremony – The Post-Searchlight
SRTC nursing graduates honored at pinning ceremony
Posted 8:56 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022
On Tuesday, August 2, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) held a pinning ceremony where fifteen Associate Student Nursing (ASN) students received their nursing pins. The ceremony commemorates student achievement in their nursing courses and clinical rotations. This class of nursing students were eligible to attend the official SRTC graduation ceremony on July 28 and will be officially registered nurses (RNs) pending their board exams.
Students receiving pins were: Angela Battle from Adel, Kenesha Stanley from Bainbridge, JaTasha Hines, Keyunna Meeks and Peggy Whitley from Cairo, Tiffany Breland and Hali Jarrell from Moultrie, Kayla Sauls from Poulan, Crystal Holt from Rochelle, Julie Childers from Sylvester, Tina Alexander, Knamiyah Nether, Moritza Paulhill and Anna Rueles from Tifton, and Morgan Mayer from Valdosta.
During the pinning ceremony, which symbolizes the rite of passage to the nursing profession, the students received a pin and a small lamp. The pin reminds students of their purpose to serve the sick and infirm. The lamp pays homage to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. In the 19th century, Nightingale was known as the “Lady of the Lamp”, nursing the sick while carrying a lamp to light the way.
During the ceremony, faculty members honored several students for their outstanding achievements during their time in the nursing program. Moritza Paulhill received the Clinical Excellence Award. This is a special award as their classmates vote for the recipient. This person has excellent bed manners and great nursing skills. The student is a leader and is always ready to help his classmates.
Crystal Holt earned the highest Exit HESI score. The exit exam called Health Education Systems Incorporated, better known as HESI. This exam is a diagnostic test that assesses the general knowledge and critical thinking skills of the graduate nurse.
The ASN Faculty of SRTC presented Kenesha Stanley with the Nightingale Award. The Nightingale Award was established by ASN faculty in recognition of an outstanding student who exemplifies the characteristics essential to the caring nature of nursing. The recipient is an individual who consistently displays a positive attitude, reflects college standards of work ethics, embodies the carative nature of our profession, consistently demonstrates gentleness, kindness, professionalism and dedication.
Finally, Colquitt Regional Medical Center presented the Leadership Award to Keyunna Meeks. This student is highly respected and admired by his peers. Throughout the past year, this student has been positive in class, set an example for others, and demonstrated excellent clinical skills. This student has done an outstanding job with patient care, never complaining while always learning. This student has spent many hours in the classroom, virtual hospital, and clinical setting to help his classmates succeed.
“This class has worked extremely hard to reach this moment. I am very proud of each of them. They’ve faced a huge amount of change this year, and they’ve used their strength, determination and skill to adapt and overcome. They have successfully completed the IAA-RN Bridge program, and now is the time for them to celebrate their accomplishments. It has been an honor to be a part of their great history,” commented Amy Brock, Associate of Nursing Faculty.
The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program is designed to prepare students as entry-level practitioners to provide safe and effective nursing care and promote healthy transitions for diverse clients in diverse settings. This program develops critical thinking, integrates knowledge accumulated in nursing, science, and humanities, and emphasizes the values of caring, responsibility, accountability, and professional ethics. The SRTC ASN program has been approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN).