Monday, September 28, 2020

Vol State Celebrates First Nursing Grads


The first group of graduates in the Vol State Nursing program celebrated a virtual pinning ceremony recently. The event was put together as a video highlighting the students and their accomplishments. Seven students from the Gallatin campus and eleven students from the Livingston campus each earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing. It prepares them to apply to sit for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Thus far, eleven students have taken the NCLEX and all eleven have passed (a recent update has 12 out of 12).

“We are pleased after many years to have our own associate degree nursing program at Vol State,” said president Jerry Faulkner. “It is exciting to celebrate the completion of our first group of students and to learn of their success on the NCLEX.  They are the first of what will surely be many more successful students.  We know they will be great representatives of the college as they serve as Registered Nurses in our communities.” 

The two-year degree program starts in the summer each year. The second group is taking classes now. Cassie Koester recently joined Vol State as the new dean of Nursing. Koester was most recently on the nursing faculty at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL.

The Nursing program is taught on the Gallatin and Livingston campuses. Applications for the next class will be available starting in March. All general education, science, and elective courses required must be complete or in progress at the time of application, with a minimum GPA of 3.3. The students most likely to be ready to apply for the A.A.S. Nursing program will be Pre-Nursing students at Vol State and other colleges. For more information about Vol State Nursing visit the web page www.volstate.edu/nursingaas.

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This is a list of the graduates by campus location:


Gallatin

Hill

Latisha

Gallatin

TN

Gallatin

Ignacio

Amanda

Gallatin

TN

Gallatin

Irwin

Bonnie

White House

TN

Gallatin

McGee

Patricia

Greenbrier

TN

Gallatin

Pavloff

Audrey

Nashville

TN

Gallatin

Garcia

Leticia

Hendersonville

TN

Gallatin

Covrig

Meghan

Portland

TN

Livingston

Collins

Harley

Cookeville

TN

Livingston

Martin

Heather

Sparta

TN

Livingston

O'Neill

Kristin

Gainesboro

TN

Livingston

Patrick

Jennifer

Cookeville

TN

Livingston

Miller

Deidre

Gainesboro

TN

Livingston

Ledbetter

Taylor

Livingston

TN

Livingston

Meisenzahl

Jasmine

Rickman

TN

Livingston

Vanhooser

Lindsey

Cookeville

TN

Livingston

White

Destiny

Chestnut Mound

TN

Livingston

Medley

Tara

Cookeville

TN

Livingston

Williams

Mary

Smithville

TN

 

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