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CCIU Practical Nursing Program graduates 16 new graduate practical nurses

Friends and family gathered this summer to congratulate 16 newly graduated practical nursing students (who will take the NCLEX examination to become LPNs) from the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP).

The graduates were students from 6th class to graduate from the West Grove location at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus.

The ceremony began with Mr. Paul Siever, dean of students at the TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus, welcoming and congratulating the graduates on their achievements.

The Practical Nursing Program’s director Nancy Haughton presented the graduates, which included the cohort valedictorian Crystal Anderson and salutatorian Kayla Jones.

West Grove’s class president Taylor Inzaina lead the class in the Practical Nursing Pledge and then introduced the guest speaker, Susan Decker, BSN, RN CWOCN, CRRN, a certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Decker offered words of congratulations and encouragement to the class.

Following Decker’s remarks, seven students were inducted into the National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc. Honor Society.

In addition to the TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus in West Grove, the CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program also has cohorts at the TCHS Brandywine Campus in Downingtown and the TCHS Pickering Campus in Phoenixville.