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More Than 100 Graduates Recognized at Nursing Pinning

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—More than 100 graduates will be recognized at the Department of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, December 18, 6 p.m., in Hallam Theatre. Each graduate has successfully completed requirements to become a registered nurse and will work as health care professionals in planning and implementing comprehensive health care. 

“Our students participate in rigorous programs that have prepared them well to provide quality health care to residents of Prince George’s County and the surrounding areas,” said Angela Anderson, dean of health sciences. “The ceremony officially welcomes graduates into the profession and offers students an opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements with family and friends,” she added.  

At the pinning ceremony, students recite the International Pledge for Nurses, which honors the International Code of Ethics applied to nursing and upholds the integrity of the professional nurse. Graduates may purchase a small gold-toned pin with the Florence Nightingale Lamp in the center and the college name on the outer edge.  

Prince George’s Community College offers the associate degree in specialized accredited clinical programs, including nursing, radiography, paramedic, health information management, nuclear medicine and respiratory therapy.Students receive training in the new state-of-the-art Center for Health Studies that opened this fall. For more information on the nursing program, call 301-322-0733. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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