Practical nursing students honored in March 22 pinning ceremony at SCC

March 26, 2014

Graduates of the 2014 Practical Nursing program at St. Charles Community College were honored Saturday, March 22, in a pinning ceremony celebrating the culmination of their nursing education.

Practical nursing students honored in March 22 pinning ceremony at SCC

Nancy Kamau waits to receive her pin at St. Charles Community College’s 2014 Practical Nursing program pinning ceremony.

The pinning is a symbolic welcoming into the profession. At the ceremony, some 25 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 – Celeste Finkenbine; Foristell – Blythe Badgett; O’Fallon – Rosie Mkrtchyan; St. Charles – Katie Hodge and Ben Nyanyuki; St. Peters – Bahia Bisharat, Rose Kumbe and Amanda Mora; Wentzville – Jerry Larkin and Jim Thomas.

Other graduates include: Ballwin – Fatima Noor; Hazelwood – Nancy Kamau, Agnes Nduati, Damaris W. Ngugi, Olive Njenga, Rose Njenga; Maryland Heights – Betty Aruya and Tiara Bradford; St. Louis – Carolyn Bryant, Kim Caldwell, Crystal Johnson, Ji Yeon Kim and Yaminah Luqman; Winfield – Dianne Wiedemann; and Wright City – Michelle Ostmann.

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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