A pinning and recognition ceremony was held in early June to honor Career and Technical Education students completing the Nursing Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES.
Nursing Assistant students from the morning class at Oswego County BOCES were honored with a pinning ceremony to mark their completion of the program. Pictured above seated in the first row, left to right, are: Lacey Buskey, Caitlin Chrisman, Sarah Edwards, Racheal Evans, Jacqulynn Godrey, Melissa Hosmer, and Jocelyn Iskander. Middle row, left to right: Renea Tousant, Simoriah Minnick, Tiffani Pike, Lacey Pulver Mariah Pyrtle, Amanda Ramsey, Tabitha Rivers, Morgan Robinson, Courtnay Spencer, and Amanda Relyea. Back row, left to right: Gabrielle Stacy, Sierra Steele, RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato, Nursing Assistant Lead Instructor Lori Giverson, RN Clinical Instructor Barbara Smith, Marissa Tierney, and Kyrsten Torkildsen. Unavailable at time of photo was Nicole Babcock.
Lead Nursing Assistant Instructor Lori Giverson and RN Clinical Instructors Patricia Brancato and Barbara Smith honored students at the ceremony for their hard work and dedication to educational excellence.
Each honoree was presented with a Cadusa pin and confirmed their completion of the program by reciting the Nightingale Pledge, a traditional oath taken by new nurses.
The OCB Nursing Assistant program combines classroom theory with work-based learning opportunities to provide high school students with the skills needed to obtain the New York State Nurse Aide Certification and begin a career in the healthcare industry.
Students in the program gain first-hand knowledge about the nursing profession through clinical experiences in area hospitals and long-term care facilities.
For information about the Nursing Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES, contact Ronald Camp, Director of Career and Technical Education, at 963-4313 or visit the web site at www.oswegoboces.org
Nursing Assistant students from the afternoon class at Oswego County BOCES were recently honored with a pinning ceremony to mark their completion of the program. Pictured above seated in the first row, left to right, are: RN Clinical Instructor Barbara Smith, Amanda Abraham, Rachael Aiken, Kimberly Aldrich, Courtney Anderson, and Cheyanne Castle. Middle row, left to right: RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato, Kayla Clark, Brooke Crews, Renee Denny, Kristyn Garrison, Ashley Hare, Samantha Hutchinson, Kayla Johnson, and Nursing Assistant Lead Instructor Lori Giverson. Back row, left to right: Chelsea Ketchum, Danielle Melchior, Mikaela Pluff, Meghan Powell, Taylor Vivlemore, Jennifer Wells, and Brittanie Wood. Unavailable at time of photo was Brittany Backus and Ashley Robbins.
Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education student Simoriah Minnick from the Pulaski Academy and Central School District accepts a Cadusa pin from Nursing Assistant Instructor Lori Giverson as confirmation of her completion of the Nursing Assistant program. Looking on are RN Clinical Instructors Barbara Smith, left, and Patricia Brancato.