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OJC Press Release ID: 2526

Friday, May 27, 2016

OJC 2016 traditional practical nurse graduates pinned

Otero Junior College awarded 20 certificates of Practical Nursing in ceremonies on Friday, May 20 at the Ed Stafford Theatre in the OJC Humanities Center.

The students have completed at least 11 months of full-time study in addition to completing related course work prior to admission into the nursing program.  Students include Charish Agena, Santino Apodaca, Caitlin Beacham-Johnson, Karlie Corsentino, Alexandria Diaz-Apodaca, Pat Faus, Karlee Fedde, Rosalie Garbiso, Kimber Gonzales, Dora Hall, Chi-Ann Johnson, Missy Kuhn, Cassie Mauer, Carmelo Papa, Cassandra Rapp, Kelisha Reilly, LeAnn Tafoya, Dawnia Tinsman, Heather Trujillo, Bonnie Turis and Francisco Valdez.

Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program allows the graduate to submit an application to the State Board of Nursing for the State Licensure Examination. Upon passing the state exam, graduates will receive the distinction of being a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). These students are also prepared to enter their second year in the nursing program to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and test to become a Registered Nurse.

For those interested in studying for a career in nursing, Fall Semester at OJC begins on August 15. For information about enrolling in the OJC Nursing Program, contact the OJC Student Services office at 719-384-6831 or the Nursing Dept. office at 719-384-6898.

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