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For Immediate Release

Thirteen students graduate from NRCC’s practical nursing program


Thirteen New River Community College students have completed requirements for the three-semester practical nursing program at the college. They received diplomas and participated in a pinning ceremony on July 29.

Practical nursing graduates were Ashlyn Sheyanne Alexander of Draper, Stephanie Dawn Breeden of Radford, Brittany Anne Camper of Pulaski, Cherish Ann Carrico of Parrott, Laura Jean Caldwell Carter of Elliston, Christy Wurzburger Dishon of Christiansburg, Destiny Michelle Guthrie of Christiansburg, Krista Michelle Howell of Radford, Holly Dowdy Hughes of Pulaski, Whitney M. Lineberry of Draper, Tammy Lynn Marshall of Rural Retreat, Gamellia Rochelle Richardson of Christiansburg, Tiffany L. Smelser of Stanley, and Cara Ann Umberger of Wytheville.

NRCC’s one-year certificate program prepares students to qualify as contributing members of a health team, rendering patient care in a variety of health service facilities. These students are eligible to take the Virginia Board of Nursing examination leading to licensing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
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Seated from left are: Cara Umberger, Cherish Carrico, Laura Jean Caldwell Carter, Krista Howell and Tiffany Smelser. Second row, standing from left are: Mia Copeland, instructor; Whitney Lineberry, Ashlyn Alexander, Gamellia Richardson, Holly Hughes, Destiny Guthrie, Brittany Camper, Christy Dishon, Stephanie Breeden and LaRue Ridenhour, instructor.

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