RCC holds combined nurse pinning and Health Sciences commencement

Rappahannock Community College (RCC) introduced 50 nurses and five paramedics to the community at commencement exercises Wednesday, May 10, at Essex High School in Tappahannock.

President Dr. Shannon Kennedy conferred the degrees and presented the graduates to the audience. “The journey has often been difficult and involved significant sacrifice by you and your loved ones,” said Dr. Kennedy. “You now have the education and training to save lives. Be proud of your accomplishments!”

The nurse pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of nurses by other nurses to the profession. Many students selected someone who inspired and encouraged them through their journey as their “pinners,” including family members and faculty who are nurses themselves.

The EMS Paramedic graduates received….

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