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OJC Press Release ID: 2506

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OJC Nurse Pinning to be held April 29

“Nursing is an art: and if it is to made an art, it requires as exclusive devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble compared to having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of the Fine Arts.”-Florence Nightingale.

The Otero Junior College Nursing Program is proud to announce the Registered Nurse Class of 2016. OJC will honor 14 nursing graduates during Nurse Pinning ceremonies on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre.

The graduates will receive Associate of Applied Science degrees in nursing during commencement ceremonies the following morning on April 30 starting at 10 a.m. in the McDivitt Center gym.

The Associate of Applied Science in nursing program prepares students for practice as a registered nurse. The full-time degree program is designed to be completed in two years. Most students spend one or two semesters completing their general academic requirements before applying to the nursing program. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to submit an application to the State Board of Nursing for the Registered Nurse State Licensure Examination.

Students who will receive Associate of Applied Science degrees in nursing include:

Edward Bota, Denver
Bradley Carducci, Pueblo
Lucy Chege, Colorado Springs
Callie Davidson, Rocky Ford
Cori Hardy, Pueblo
Rebekah Hathaway, Monte Vista
Sharayah Lehnert, Pendleton, Ore.
Elizabeth Manfredi, Hoehne
Erin Micheletti, Vancouver, Wash.
Scott Micheletti, Vancouver, Wash.
Danica Shipley, Colorado City
Amber Skinner, Crowley County
Amanda White, Rocky Ford
Maegan Yoder, La Junta

The class of 2016 would like to thank their families, friends and instructors for supporting them through this time. Without all of you, none of this would have been possible.

Those unable to attend the graduation ceremony on April 30 can log onto the OJC website at to view the webcast of the ceremony.

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Fourteen nursing students will be going through the OJC Nurse Pinning Ceremony on April 29 and receiving Associate of Applied Science in nursing degrees. They include (in alphabetical order): Edward Bota, Bradley Carducci, Lucy Chege, Callie Davidson, Cori Hardy, Rebekah Hathaway, Sharayah Lehnert, Elizabeth Manfredi, Erin Micheletti, Scott Micheletti, Danica Shipley, Amber Skinner, Amanda White, and Maegan Yoder. Photo by Paul Arellano Photography.