BBCC nursing program sends off 17 graduates
MOSES LAKE — The Big Bend Community College nursing program bid their 17 graduating students farewell during a special pinning ceremony Friday
Graduates were surrounded by family and friends as they received their nursing pins and recited the official Nurse’s Pledge – both a symbolic welcoming into the nursing profession.
Big Bend president Dr. Sara Thompson Tweedy congratulated the group for making it to graduation day.
“We are proud of what you accomplished,” she said. “There is a good chance we might encounter one of you one day and we might need your care. Should that happen, I know we’ll be well taken care of.”
Big Bend Director of Health Education Programs Katherine Christian said this year’s pinning ceremony was bittersweet for nursing faculty.
“While we have invested ourselves in preparing you for the nursing profession, you have also been sharing with us your lives, your hearts, your joys and struggles, your insights and your challenges, and each of you will leave behind with us a little bit of yourselves,” she said.
Nursing student Jordyn Ragan addressed her fellow graduates during the ceremony. The group also heard from BBCC nursing alum Justin Alaniz.
Nursing graduates will be taking their NCLEX (National Council Licensing Examination) in the next several weeks.
Associate Degree Nursing Graduates:
Kelley A. Kiesz
Angie Zavala Morales
Vanesa Prado Reyes