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NFC Honors Registered Nursing Class of 2022

 

MADISON, FL – On Tuesday, May 3, North Florida College (NFC) was thrilled to resume its traditional pinning and lamp lighting ceremony for its Registered Nursing Class of 2022. Graduates made their way to the stage in Van H. Priest Auditorium to be honored and officially welcomed into the nursing profession.

The pinning and lamp lighting ceremony is held for each graduating class of nurses at NFC and through the ages has been considered a rite of passage, marking the beginning of each student’s career as a healthcare professional. Tears of accomplishment, joyous cheers and words of encouragement were shared among graduates, their family and friends, and the NFC nursing faculty and staff as the graduates shared memories about their educational journey and received NFC’s official nursing pin.

 

Lawrence Boles of Jefferson County received the Academic Achievement Award. Ashlyn Carter of Lowndes County, Georgia received the Nightingale Award of Excellence. Amanda Miley of Hamilton County received the Student of Excellence Award presented by South Georgia Medical Center.  Laura Johnson of Hamilton County received the Associate Degree of Nursing Award. Hannah Reaves of Suwannee County received the Keeper of the Light Award. As Keeper of the Light, Reaves will return next year to pass along the tradition to the 2023 graduating class.

 

Twenty-three graduates took part in the ceremony's “Lighting of the Lamps” and reciting of the Nightingale Pledge. NFC faculty member, Greg Molnar, Ph.D., was chosen by the graduating class to be the guest speaker.

 

NFC’s Registered Nursing Class of 2022 will be recognized and receive diplomas during the College’s regular commencement ceremony on May 6.

 

"I am so excited about this cohort of the Associate of Science in Nursing graduates,” said NFC Associate Dean for Nursing and Allied Heath Dr. James D. Holland. “I know that they will be an asset to their healthcare team because they have a strong work ethic and are eager to start their career as a registered nurse. We feel they are equipped to lead and assist others in delivering high quality care.  I look forward to seeing some of them soon as they will return to NFC to start the online RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) to further their education in nursing."

 

NFC’s Registered Nursing Class of 2022 is:

 

Name

County

Tekelsha Andrews

Leon

Lawrence Boles

Jefferson

Brooklynn Carroll

Suwannee

Ashlyn Carter

Lowndes

Ragan Chauncey

Suwannee

Kinady Crews

Lafayette

Tiffanee Daniels

Hamilton

Catlin Deeson

Lafayette

Louis Flores

Lafayette

Megan Greene

Madison

Sarah Hamlin

Lafayette

Richard   James

Lafayette

Laura Johnson

Hamilton

Cameron Kerr

Hamilton

Amanda Miley

Hamilton

Hannah Reaves

Suwannee

Tonyell Roberson

Madison

Cassidy Rountree

Suwannee

Harley Russ

Lafayette

Jacquelline Sandoval

Suwannee

Neha Shah

Leon

Ryan Thomas

Lowndes

Rilyn Waters

Suwannee

 

Special recognition and awards include:

 

Name

Award

County

Lawrence Boles

Academic Achievement Award

Jefferson

Ashlyn Carter

Nightingale Award of Excellence

Lowndes

Richard James

Leaps and Bounds Awards

Lafayette

Laura Johnson

Associate Degree of Nursing Award

Hamilton

Amanda Miley

SGMC Clinical Award

Hamilton

Hannah Reaves

Keeper of the Light Award

Suwannee