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Friday, August 30, 2013

CPTC's Licensed Practical Nursing Program Celebrates Completion

Ashley Callanan delivers the student keynote speech during the Licensed Practical Nursing Program pinning ceremony held Aug. 29 at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. Callanan was the elected student speaker at the event.
Student success is measured in many ways. For some Licensed Practical Nursing Program students at Clover Park Technical College, success is measured by a pin.

More than 40 students celebrated completion of the LPN Program at CPTC Aug. 29 in a pinning ceremony punctuated by student and faculty speeches, a candle lighting ceremony, and the bestowing of the coveted pin marking their entrance into the nursing career field.

The ceremony, held at the McGavick Conference Center at CPTC, was attended by more than 200 family members, friends, staff and faculty.

Ashley Callanan was elected student speaker for the event and highlighted the many quizzes, tests and clinical hours necessary to complete the program.

"At the start of this program I'd imagine not one of us students could imagine what was in store. I'd also imagine not one of us knew we would actually get here. Although after enduring 72 quizzes, 18 mid-terms and 18 hours of David's [Barthe, LPN Tenure-Track Faculty] Tegrity videos, we finally made it through this together as a class," said Callanan.

The LPN Program at CPTC is one year long and prepares students for entry into the nursing profession as a practical nurse. Students must have previously completed a certified nursing assistant program, passed the NA-C licensing exam and maintained their license without restriction during their studies. Students complete 74 nursing course credits and 24 general education credits to graduate successfully.

To learn more about CPTC's LPN Program visit www.cptc.edu/lpn.
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