Otero Junior College will honor 12 nursing graduates during Nurse Pinning ceremonies on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre. Keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Raylene Wetzel.
The graduates will be awarded Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degrees during commencement ceremonies the following morning on May 4, starting at 10 a.m. in the McDivitt Center.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program prepares students for practice as a registered nurse. The full-time degree program is designed to be completed in two years. Most students spend one or two semesters completing their general academic requirements before applying to the nursing program. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to submit an application to the State Board of Nursing for the Registered Nurse State Licensure Examination.
Students who will receive Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degrees include:
Mikaela Carlock, Colorado Springs.
Venus Coca and Roberta Thornton, Pueblo.
Giselle Diaz, Denver.
Yevette Garcia and Regina Morlan, Las Animas.
Kerissa Gilmore, Lamar.
Leslie Hall-Huz, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Aimee Oquist, Swink.
Paige Parker, Fort Collins.
Kristina Robinson and Aubry Trujillo, La Junta.
For those unable to attend the graduation ceremony on May 4, they can log onto the OJC website at www.ojc.edu to view the webcast of the ceremony. In order to view the webcast, viewers will need to have installed Windows Media Player on their computer. The program can be downloaded for free from the OJC website homepage.
PHOTO CAPTION: Nursing students who will be going through the OJC Nurse Pinning Ceremony on May 3 and receiving Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degrees include:
Bottom row (l-r): Aubry Trujillo, La Junta; Mikaela Carlock, Colorado Springs; and
Kristina Robinson, La Junta. Middle row (l-r): Roberta Thornton, Pueblo; Kerissa Gilmore, Lamar; Aimee Oquist, Swink; and Paige Parker, Fort Collins. Top row (l-r): Giselle Diaz, Denver; Leslie Hall-Huz, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Yevette Garcia, Las Animas; Regina Morlan, Las Animas; and Venus Coca, Pueblo.
Photo by Lex Nichols