Central Carolina Technical College pinned 38 new nurses during a ceremony held Wednesday, August 2 at the Sumter Opera House in downtown Sumter. The pinning ceremony traces its roots back more than 130 years to Florence Nightingale. Since the early days of Nightingale’s
“Training School for Nurses,” it has been tradition for nursing graduates to be pinned upon their successful graduation.

The Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Nursing; Diplomas in Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology; and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding, Patient Care Technology and Pharmacy Technology. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the healthcare industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

Associate Degree in Nursing
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program are prepared for careers as technical nurses in acute care, long-term care or home health settings. The ADN program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredits the program. Members of this year’s Associate Degree Nursing graduating class are listed by county:

Aiken
E. J. Callaham

Clarendon
Courtney Benjamin, Mayce Chandler, Carmen C. Mullins, Azuree D. Page, Kristy Smith, Paula Snyder, Tiffany P. Thames

Florence
Deanne L. Capers, Allison Godwin

Kershaw
Gabrielle A. Blakeney, Catherine E. Charles, Ashley Danzy, Brandy V. Sys, Teresa Williams

Lee
Megan Campbell

Richland
Michelle Wrigley

Sumter
Christina A. Alustiza, Ronald Arsenault, Kelly Barfield, Brandi Bradford, Lena Brennan, Brittany Casey, Lindsey Howard, Evonne Isaac, Allison Keefer, Autumn M. LaMontagne, Takayla Liburd, Jessica Malone, Tiffani M. Mayes, Nasheeta McIntosh, Erica P. McLeod, Rebecca Napier, Theresa Queen, Gloria H. Riggs, Daphne N. Thomas, Phyllis A. Walker, Angie Ziegler