LARGO, Md. (May 11, 2018) -- Prince George’s Community College's (PGCC) Nursing
Department will celebrate 50 years of excellence in nursing education on Friday,
May 18, 2018. The celebration will take place one week after National Nurses
Week, which honors nurses across the U.S. for the work that they do and
educates the public about nurses’ role in health care.
celebration builds upon the National Nurses Week’s theme, “Nurses Inspire,
Innovate, and Influence,” which is what nurses are trained to do at PGCC.
"The nursing program
confirmed what I thought I knew about myself,” said Sierra Wright, PGCC class
of 2016. “It confirmed that I love making a change in people's lives and
putting a smile on their faces. It gave me the tools to do that and so much
more. Prince George’s Community College's nursing program gave me the keys to
than 5,000 nursing students have graduated from PGCC over the past 50 years.
Many have obtained full-time employment with healthcare facilities throughout
Prince George’s County and the Washington-Baltimore region thanks to
partnerships with healthcare industry leaders and continuous improvement in
state-of-the-art Center for Health Studies building, which opened in 2012, made
it possible to provide nursing students with real-life, hands-on experience in
over 26 simulation classrooms. Prince George’s Community College nursing
students continue to graduate more prepared than ever to meet the labor needs
for health care facilities and transform the health and well-being of the
nursing program at PGCC is one of the most popular and successful programs at
the college. Each year, the program graduates between 128 and 140 students.
have learned so much, have made lifelong friends, and have a career doing
something I love,” said Carly Fridell, PGCC class of 2015, and also the first
recipient of the Cathy Jo Land Nursing Scholarship. “I am forever grateful for
the teaching faculty and environment that helped me become the best nurse I
George’s Community College will recognize Haden and Cathy Jo Land for their
support of the nursing program, in addition to The Powell Family, and Kaiser
Permanente, who provided a $10,000 sponsorship for the celebration.
celebration will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Center for Health
Studies Atrium. Registration and tours will begin at 4:00 p.m. The program will
begin at 5:00 p.m. and will feature remarks from PGCC President Dr. Charlene
Dukes as well as a video highlighting the past, present, and what’s to come for
nursing education at PGCC. A reception will follow at 6:00 p.m.
To RSVP, please email Foundation@pgcc.edu.
About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance
designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
(2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality
education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of
Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to
more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their
skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages,
backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college
is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s
County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs,
and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education
and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college
website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org.The
Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher