Associate of Science in Nursing Students Honored in Pinning Ceremony at SRTC

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ASN Pinning Ceremony - May 2016
Left to Right: Front Row:
Kyndall Rogers, Lauren Giddens, Amanda Lee, and Jovana Guzman Second Row: Alex Holtom, Teresa May, and Maia Lucas Third Row: Josie Ricks, Alana Hobgood, Shameka Cole, and Jennifer Gufford Fourth Row: Hope Bentley, Michelle Ward, Allyson Carroll, and Pat Coram Fifth Row: Joseph Dean, Kaitlin Cassels, and Gary Vogt

On May 4th, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) held a pinning ceremony where eighteen Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) students were honored by receiving their nursing pins. The ceremony commemorates the students’ successful completion of their nursing coursework and clinical rotations. This class of nursing students will participate in SRTC’s graduation ceremony on June 9th, 2016 and will officially be Registered Nurses (RN) pending the passage of their board exams.

In this pinning ceremony, which symbolizes the rite of passage into the nursing profession, each student receives a pin and lights a small lamp. The pin is used to remind students of their purpose to serve the sick and infirmed. The lighting portion of the ceremony serves as a tribute to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern-day nursing. In the 1800s Nightingale was known as the "lady with the lamp," tending to the sick while carrying a lamp to light the way. At the ceremony, students also recite the Nightingale pledge stating their dedication to upholding the standards of being a nurse.

“It is my honor once again to pin an ASN nursing class. Pinning is always a special day for our nursing graduates as it represents their first commitment to the profession. The high standards this group holds for their profession was demonstrated as they recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge during the ceremony. Our students will tell you this is an intense program and the rewards outweigh the sacrifice, especially as it relates to job preparation. The entire service area of Southern Regional will be gaining a wonderful addition to the nursing work force,” commented Tammy Bryant, MSN, RN, SRTC ASN Program Director.

The students that received pins were: Kyndall Rogers, Lauren Giddens, Amanda Lee, Jovana Guzman, Alex Holtom, Teresa May, Maia Lucas, Josie Ricks, Alana Hobgood, Shameka Cole, Jennifer Gufford, Hope Bentley, Michelle Ward, Allyson Carroll, Pat Coram, Joseph Dean, Kaitlin Cassels, and Gary Vogt

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program is designed to prepare students as entry-level practitioners to provide safe, effective nursing care and promote healthy transitions for diverse clients in a variety of settings. This program develops critical thinking, integrates accumulated knowledge from nursing, the sciences and humanities, and emphasizes the values of caring, accountability, responsibility and professional ethics. The SRTC ASN program has been granted approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.