During an evening filled with memorable moments, 35 adult students celebrated completion of the Rockland BOCES Practical Nursing program on June 5. As part of the traditional “pinning” ceremony, proud graduates pledged to “raise the standards and prestige of practical nursing.” In an address to fellow classmates, Nicole Maikish recalled how they “ventured, persevered and withstood the rigors of the program” and gained the courage to face future challenges.
Several students were also presented with academic achievement awards from local nursing and healthcare organizations. Congratulations to all our graduates.
For nearly 60 years, Rockland BOCES has offered students the practical knowledge and training to provide devoted service to their patients. Articulation agreements with several institutions of higher learning allow BOCES graduates to take challenge exams to qualify for entry into the colleges’ RN programs.
2018 Practical Nursing Graduates:
Elisabeth Langlois Olibrice
Khadeen Patrick Thomas