• A dozen new nurses graduate from Augusta Tech program
By Linda Green

The 2013 fall practical nursing class includes (back from left) Erin Phelps, Amber Merryman, Sartji Carter, Jasmine Singletary, Marcha Hall, (front) Latterance Beasley, Chiquita Rogers, Terikilas Atkins, Cora Goss, Eddie Walker and Yolanda Jones. Not pictured is Sherlandris Cooper. Photo by Linda Green.

“When opportunity knocks, open the door and accept the challenge. You will be surprised at what you will accomplish” was one of the encouragements that 12 entry-level nurses received Tuesday morning.
The 12 graduates of Augusta Technical College’s practical nursing program were pinned by relatives and friends after receiving guidance and inspiration from Linda Graves.
The practical nursing program is designed to prepare students to take the state board examination for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care.
Graves, a nurse for 28 years, is the nurse manager at the Columbia County Health Department. She related to the graduates how life got in the way during her undergraduate years, technical education, postgraduate education, marriage and family. But how she also discovered a passion for public health and caring for others on her journey.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Dec. 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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