December 11, 2013
The Northeastern Junior College Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2013 will hold a pinning ceremony and reception on Thursday, December 12, 2013. This ceremony, which represents much in the way of academic commitment, long nights of no sleep, hours away from family and friends and in some instances, thousands of miles driven, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom of Hays Student Center.
The ceremony is open to the public. A reception follows the pinning program and it too will be held in the ballroom. Several special awards will be presented during the event including the top academic student and the best bedside manner award.
At the recent Northeastern Junior College Advisory Board meeting, two nurses were recognized and asked to speak about the training they have received. Meghan Sandridge (left) and Kristy Kuntz Smets (right), both of Sterling, completed licensed nursing training at Northeastern in previous years, worked in the medical area for several years and then returned to NJC to advance themselves professionally with registered nursing degrees. Both spoke of their love for the nursing program, citing dedicated instructors and a level of professionalism that is beyond what many in their field have learned in other nursing programs. They will be celebrating with classmates on Thursday night. (Courtesy Photo)