Practical nursing students honored in March 23 pinning ceremony at SCC

March 26, 2013

Graduates of the 2013 Practical Nursing program at St. Charles Community College were honored Saturday, March 23, in a pinning ceremony celebrating the culmination of their nursing education.

Practical nursing students honored in March 23 pinning ceremony at SCC

Sherri Eberle receives her pin from Russlyn St. John, SCC practical nursing program coordinator.

The pinning is a symbolic welcoming into the profession. At the ceremony, some 32 graduates were given the opportunity to dedicate their successes to their friends and family, instructors and classmates. They also recited as a class the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

Practical nursing graduates from St. Charles County are: Dardenne Prairie – Chris Eickelmann; Foristell – Kara Flucht; O’Fallon – Alexandria Oar and Diane Meyer; St. Charles – Tina Cely, Robyn Hertensteiner, Kathy Horlacher, Krystal Jackson, Lori Kristensen and Beth Post; St. Peters – Linda Bullock, Ashley Burbank, Colleen Cuenca, Keslee Dupree, Sherri Eberle and Jennifer Wagner.

Other graduates include: Ballwin – Basra Adan and Margaret Maina; Bridgeton – Esther Mburu and Priscilla Nganga; Florissant – Keara Cobbs, Katie Eberle and Mary Njoroge; Hazelwood – Grace Mwangi, Eunice Wallace and Douglas Wambu; St. Louis – Charles Mutop, Eunice Uviesherhe and Loretta York; Troy – Kendra Keim; and Winfield – Brittany Dwiggins and Beth Santonge. 

Graduates are awarded a certificate of achievement in practical nursing and are eligible to apply for the Practical Nurse Licensing Examination. The Practical Nursing Program at SCC prepares Licensed Practical Nurses to administer safe, patient-centered nursing care in beginning staff nurse roles in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities and home settings. For more information about the program, contact Russlyn St. John at 636-922-8287.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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