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Surry Community Nursing Students Graduate

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Twenty-four Surry Community College students recently graduated from the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, and 28 students graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree Nursing (LPN-ADN) program.

A virtual Celebration of Accomplishments was held via Microsoft Teams on May 12. Dr. Yvonne Johnson, Associate Dean of Health Sciences welcomed the graduates and families, and the nursing faculty all offered congratulations to the graduates.

The Associate Degree Nursing graduates are: Billye Jo Angel, Celena Morrison, Melisha Mosley, Jake Phillips, Kaitlyn Russell Finley, Brandy Sawyer, Katie Stanley, and Emily Wilber of Mount Airy. Makayla Adams of State Road; Cassidy Cook of Jonesville; Meaghan Edwards of East Bend; Sydney Gillespie of Lawsonville; Diana Hernandez and Emily Lynch of Pinnacle; Rosetta Hogan, Brooke Whittington and Abigail Worley of Pilot Mountain; Christian Mayes and Madison Wright of Dobson; Kayla Tuttle of Walnut Cove; Amy Wike of Statesville; Ashley Wright Freeman of Westfield; and April Vass of Hillsville, Va.

The following graduates were already licensed as LPNs and earned the Associate Degree in Nursing: Kelly Barrett of Walkertown, Brittany Bowers of Hickory, Tywan Burney of Greensboro, Lorraine Burton and Anthony Word of Charlotte, Britteny Cleary of Hamptonville, Erica Cooke of Reidsville, Brenda Dillard of Jefferson, and Kristi Gowan-Fisher of Taylorsville. Jessica Hawks of Mount Airy; Samantha Hincher of Thurmond; Christina Lester and Danielle Smith of Kernersville; Carrie Patrick of West Jefferson; Kayla Plumley and Janna Winstead of Mocksville; Jourdan Starling of Tobaccoville; Kayla Wiles of Glade Valley; Bridget Riggins, Jennifer Cleary and Bridget Twilley of Sparta; Anna Cromer of King; Tammi Gurley-Patterson of Dallas; Lindsay Kish of Statesville; Pamela Smith of Lexington; Ryan Songer of Lewisville; Jessica South of Hays; and Kayla Sparks of Yadkinville.

Savanna Powell of East Bend completed the first three years of the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. She earned an Associate Degree in Nursing and will complete the final year of the RIBN program at Lees-McRae College to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing in the spring of 2021.

Surry’s ADN curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to assist individuals in making informed decisions that impact their health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Surry Community College students can choose to complete the ADN, which is a two-year program, or currently Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can choose to complete the LPN-ADN program, which is a three-semester program. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, or community health care facilities. The average annual salary for a registered nurse is approximately $66,220. SCC also offers opportunities for students to purse a baccalaureate degree in Nursing (LPN-BSN and RIBN collaboration) through a partnership with Lees-McRae College.

For more information about SCC’s Nursing program, contact Associate Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Yvonne Johnson at (336) 386-3368 or johnsony@surry.edu. You can also follow the Nursing program on Facebook @surrynursing.

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