OFTC Pins Twelve Practical Nursing Students During December Ceremony
Twelve Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Practical Nursing (PN) students were honored during the College’s December Pinning Ceremony held on the Dublin Campus, Thursday, December 7.
Each December OFTC holds this ceremony to symbolize the nursing student’s completion of the educational requirements needed to sit for the state board licensure examination and to welcome them into the family of nurses.
“It has been such an honor to witness the growth of these students from advisement to graduation,” shared Kerrie Fountain, PN Instructor on the Dublin Campus. “They have gone from students who dreamt of becoming nurses and are now our colleagues. We can’t wait to see what wonderful nurses these graduates become.”
The tradition of the pinning ceremony dates to the Crusades when members of the Knight Hospitallers were honored with Maltese crosses after caring for wounded soldiers. Then in the 1860’s Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, continued the tradition when she decided all nursing students who completed nursing training deserved recognition.
Danielle Smith, LPN delivered the ceremony address, encouraging students as they prepare to enter the nursing field.
During the ceremony each graduating nurse received their pin, lit the ceremonious candle, and recited the Nightingale Pledge in honor of Florence Nightingale.
|Eliza Blue, Laurens County
|Krystin Fountain, Dodge County
|Lacie Fussell, Telfair County
|Keondra Goddard, Hancock County
|Samalia Hill, Baldwin County
|Makayla Jenkins, Washington County
|Ajanae Parks, Laurens County
|Nicholas Reddish, Laurens County
|Rebecca Scruggs, Johnson County
|Dallas Shepherd, Laurens County
|Sarah Thomas, Laurens County
|James Wilson, Laurens County