CCIU Practical Nursing Program graduates 15 new graduate practical nurses
Friends and family gathered this past spring to congratulate 15 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 full-time cohort is the 124th class to graduate from the Downingtown program.
The ceremony began with Mr. Michael Katch, Assistant Director of Career, Technical & Customized Education at the CCIU, welcoming and congratulating the graduates on their achievements.
The Practical Nursing Program’s director Nancy Haughton presented the graduates, which included the cohort valedictorian Ali Smith and salutatorian Kyrsten Leigh Deeds.
Class 124 president Susan Christina Clark lead the class in the Practical Nursing Pledge and then introduced the guest speaker, Jennifer Madden, LPN, who is a 2013 graduate of the Practical Nursing Program and currently works as an LPN with Veterans Affairs. Madden shared her powerful story and offered words of congratulations and encouragement to the class.
Following Madden’s remarks, seven students were inducted into the National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc. Honor Society.
In addition to the TCHS Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, the CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program also has cohorts at the TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus in West Grove and the TCHS Pickering Campus in Phoenixville.