ADN Bridge Students Receive Pins During College’s 2021 Ceremony

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) hosted a pinning ceremony for their third cohort of Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Bridge Program graduates, Wednesday, August 4.

OFTC’s ADN Bridge program began in August 2018 and allows Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and paramedics who have at least one-year in-field experience to obtain certification to become Registered Nurses (RN).

Forty-eight ADN graduates received nursing pins, signifying their completion of the educational requirements to apply and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

“I am very proud of these students,” shared Marla Johnson, OFTC’s ADN Bridge-Nurse Administrator. “Many are non-traditional students who returned to school while working and caring for their families. They have a vested interest in success and it has shown through their hard work and dedication throughout the program. I am proud to call them my colleagues!”

The tradition of the pinning ceremony dates to the Crusades when members of the Knight Hospitallers were honored with Maltese crosses after caring for wounded soldiers. Then in the 1860’s Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, continued the tradition when she decided all nursing students who completed nursing training deserved recognition.

During the ceremony each student received their nursing pin, officially welcoming them into the RN family.

Participating ADN students:

Melissa Ashmore, Washington
Jessica Blash
Tangie Bostic, Soperton
Jennifer Bowen, Augusta
Sallie Brock, Wrens
Darah Bush, Cadwell
Amber Carter, Wrightsville
Susannah Chance, Dublin
Kaylyn Clifton, Waynesboro
Suzanne Cooper, Mitchell
Brian Cox, Forsyth
Kari Deal, Millen
Dawn Dobler, Milledgeville
Amanda Drew, Montrose
Megan Ewing, Senoia
Hannah Foskey, East Dublin
Kailey Fuller, Thomson
Angel Gardner, Dublin
Justin Garnell, Grovetown
Jordan Germany, Washington
Caitlin Gibson, Union Point
Kimberly Green, Sandersville
Ginger Hood, Milledgeville
John Lynn, Rutledge
Lisa Mabry, Dublin
Shanice Martin, Sandersville
Sage Martus, Tennille
Richard McKinney, Macon
Aum Patel, Rosewell
Summer Pope, Dublin
Ashley Prescott, Wrens
Letrica Pringle, Dublin
Sheryl Pry, Eatonton
Ashley Rich, Milledgeville
Mercedes Richardson, Soperton
Nancy Rowe, Dacula
Magen Sassaman, Macon
Montana Sheetz, Warner Robins
Alexander Solen, Wrightsville
Brian Stansbury, Hiram
Sandy Stinnett, Toccoa
Chelsea Taylor, Statesboro
Sardina Walker, Gibson
Latisha Wallace, Dublin
Craigory Williford, Harrison
Christina Wilson, Dublin
David Wingfield, Madison
Joshua Wise, Milledgeville

For more info on OFTC’s Nursing programs, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.

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