They say nurses are the heart of healthcare, and our recent nursing graduates go above and beyond to prove this statement true. Fourteen nursing students in the RN program at Howard College were honored for their hard work in a pinning ceremony held on October 31st. The pinning ceremony is a nursing graduate’s right of passage. To demonstrate their dedication to the field, they recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge and receive the Howard College Nursing Pin. While some students already hold jobs in the field, many look forward to making their mark in areas they feel called to work in such as the ICU. The future of nursing in our community continues to look bright; Luci Gabehart, Director of Nursing, confirmed that there are fourteen incoming transition students set to join the program in January.
Registration packets are due every year on April 1st. This program often fills to capacity very quickly, so potential students need to be diligent in submitting their applications as soon as possible. If you are thinking of becoming a nurse or would like to speak to someone about that career path, please contact the Howard College Nursing Department in either Big Spring or San Angelo.
Big Spring: Andi Schneider at (432) 264-5070
San Angelo: Dr. Marnita Guinn at (325) 481-837, ext. 3428
Congratulations to Krysha Bearden, Matthew Callison, Brianna Carey, Caprise Carrisalez, Jailey Falcon, Gomecindo Garcia, Krista Hudgeons, Nathan Johnson, Kendra Juarez, Lyndsey Lugo, Sally Mendoza, Nancy Rodriguez, and Lesley Stipe.