Verona Practical Nurse Graduation

15 Complete Practical Nursing Program
Posted on 07/11/2019

The BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education recognized 15 new graduates of its Adult Practical Nursing program on Thursday. The students completed their program in Verona under Master Instructor Abagail Pilbeam.

Adult Practical Nursing is an 11-month program that offers extensive training, coursework and clinical experience in Anatomy & Physiology, Foundations of Nursing, Pharmacology, Growth and Development, Nutrition, Medical Surgical nursing, Mental Health, Maternal-Newborn nursing, Nursing Care of the Child, and Leadership. Graduates are prepared to take their PN-NCLEX state board exam for their nursing license.

nursing pledgeClass Valedictorian Samantha White, of Rome, delivered a speech to her classmates and Salutatorian Mary-Katherine Kraeger, of Oneida, led the class in the Practical Nurse Pledge. Maegan Herringshaw earned the Outstanding Performance in Geriatric Nursing award. In addition, Herringshaw, White and Rachel Ann Seymour, of Blossvale, were recognized for having perfect attendance during the program.

“I am so proud of how you have all grown as people and into the nurses you now are,” White told her classmates. “I am confident that every one of you will go on to be amazing nurses.”

As a special treat, two residents of the Oneida Extended Care Facility attended the ceremony to watch the nursing students who cared for them during the past 11 months complete their program.


Congratulations to our program completers!

Jenna Lynn Arnold, Rome

Alyssa L. Calabrese, Oneida

Makale Lee Curtis, Oneida

Hannah Michele Hawes, Oneida

Maegan Herringshaw, Lee Center

Mary-Katherine S. Kraeger, Oneida

Alexis M. Lafave, Remsen

Gabrielle R. Panzone, Munnsville

Lisa A. Ruhnow, New Hartford

Dakota J. Russell, Rome

Rachel Ann Seymour, Blossvale

Sara Elizabeth Spencer, Lansing

Tonya L. Swayze, Cleveland

Salina Tarantino, Rome

Samantha White, Rome