Nursing students receive their caps and pins

August 7, 2012

Nursing Students
Front row seated (L-R): Monroe Blevins (Ben Hill) Misty Hopson (Irwin), Beverly Phillips ( Tift), Breanna King (Ben Hill), Luke Anthony Frazier ( Ben Hill) Standing Back Row: Nursing Instructors Pam Huffstuttler and Charlene Faulkner, Timothy Dale Merriweather, Sr., (Ben Hill), Roger Dean Tank III, (Irwin), Nursing Instructors Carolyn Slade and Jessica Lyons

Fitzgerald, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technical College practical nursing students on the Ben Hill–Irwin Campus received their nursing caps and pins during a ceremony held in the Charles Harris Learning Center Auditorium Thursday, November 29. These students have been in the WGTC practical nursing program for 18 months and will graduate during the Fall Commencement Ceremony on December 18.

Female students earn their nursing cap and male students earn their nursing pin after reaching a certain level in their academic and clinical hours. The nurse’s cap and pin are part of the nurse’s uniform and are symbolic as a badge of office and achievement and a great honor to receive. Each school of nursing has designed a cap for their students with colored bands signifying the students’ college and status.

Instructor Carolyn Slade noted “This was one of the most memorable classes we have had! This class included, for the first time ever, more male students than females. This is a great example of the increase that we are seeing in male nurses in the field. The students chose one of their former instructors, Mrs. Alice Jackson, for their guest speaker. She inspired them to always go “First class” in the care they give to their patients.”

Students receiving their nurse’s cap or pin included Monroe Blevins, Misty Hopson, Beverly Phillips, Breanna King, Luke Anthony Frazier, Timothy Dale Merriweather, Sr., and Roger Dean Tank III.