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.

To learn more about the Practical Nursing program, visit rocklandboces.org.
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2018 Practical Nursing Graduates:
Diana Agyei
Amanda Amador
Samantha Anselme
Alex Ascencion
Christian Avancena
Tracey Clebert
Kaitlyn Coates
Tanesha Crosby
Arielle Davis
Maura Edwards
Shenell Ellis
Peterson Ervard
Durnsta Fleurismond
Tina George
Angie Gerardo
Elisabeth Langlois Olibrice
Nicole Maikish
Sandy Marc
Abena Marfo
Danielle Moran
Taneil Nicholas
Amy Ouattara
Norma Pastuizaca
Khadeen Patrick Thomas
Wennielle Payumo
Zunelia Pratts
Jasmine Reynoso
Lilybeth Rodriguez
Brianna Shiver
Yocheved Sperlin
Amanda Stassa
Teena Thomas
Jasmine Tucker
Melissa Vassey
Jennifer Wilson