JCJC nursing students celebrate graduation

JCJC nursing students celebrate graduation

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Over 30 nurses graduated from the Jones County Junior College School of Practical Nursing on Tuesday.

Graduates were recognized during the Pinning Ceremony in the Fine Arts building on campus.

These students started working in January to become Licensed Practical Nurses.

Lori Tally, JCJC Practical Nursing Director, said that even with today's tough employment environment these students should do well.

"There are many areas of employment opportunity available.The area hospitals, the area clinics, many of the rural health clinics, the OBGYN clinics...  they seek our graduates to work in their facilities," said Tally.

Sabrina Peterson, a Nursing graduate, said  she was excited to be involved in the medical field and to finally graduate.

"I've always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy, [and] he was my motivation through this and he [is] always [saying], 'Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, Mommy', so here I am today," Peterson said.

The event concluded with the students reciting the Practical Nurses' Pledge and a candle lighting ceremony representing the history of Florence Nightingale, who cared for the injured during the Crimean War in 1854.