Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nursing program to graduate large number of students


Ohio University-Chillicothe’s nursing program will graduate its largest number of students in 31 graduating classes with 91 students taking part in the pinning ceremony at 6 p.m. May 2 in the Shoemaker Center on campus. The pinning ceremony is held at the conclusion of each academic term, either a quarter or semester.

The pinning ceremony recognizes students who have completed the program and earned an Associate of Applied Nursing Degree¬. They are then eligible to take the state board exam and become registered nurses.

OU-C’s nursing program supports the campus’ mission of offering academic programs that align with student interest and emerging career fields. The nursing program has a particular impact in supporting the quality of life for area residents by helping to assure there are capable, skilled health-care professionals in the region.

“It is gratifying to have such a large class of graduating students,” said Char Miller, associate director of the OU-C Nursing Division. “This indicates that students continue to be drawn to this career field, and the success of these students is a credit to their hard work as well as the efforts of our faculty and staff. We offer a curriculum that prepares them for success in their careers and continue to enjoy a strong reputation that is built largely upon the accomplishments of our students.”

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