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Students in new Madera nursing program pinned

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webmaster | 05/18/12

The first graduating class of Madera Community College’s new 12-month nursing program was honored during a pinning ceremony on campus Thursday.

Seven students completed the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) to Registered Nursing (RN) program and will work in regional hospitals and medical facilities in the Valley.

“We are very proud of this new LVN to RN program in Madera and are especially pleased with the quality of students who have participated in the inaugural class,” said Dr. Terry Kershaw, vice chancellor of the North Centers. “The mission of SCCCD (State Center Community College District) is to educate and train students with the professional and technical skills that can then be used in our communities.”

On May 18, 2010, the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approved the Reedley College-Madera Community College Center associate degree nursing program proposal. The program began during the 2011 spring semester...


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