Twenty-three students will graduate from the Mid-Plains Community College Licensed Practical Nursing program on Thursday.
The public is invited to attend a pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. at the McDonald-Belton Theater, 601 W. State Farm Road in North Platte.
LPNs are the eyes and ears of registered nurses and physicians. They provide hands-on care for patients – whether that be changing dressings, administering medication or simply taking the time to listen and reassure.
Pinnings represent a significant step in the process to becoming a LPN. Only graduates of approved nursing programs are eligible for licensure in Nebraska.
Shayla Hecht, of North Platte, and Megan Fiechtner, of Stapleton, will be the featured student speakers during the pinning ceremony at the college.
Several awards will be presented, and the following graduates will be recognized:
Ansley – Ali Ryan
Dickens - Crystal Gartrell
Gordon – Tamera Rosane
Gothenburg – Cora-Leigh Seaman
Hayes Center – Shelly Landry
Hershey – Ashleigh Cardwell
Holbrook – Alisha Garcia
Holdrege – Shayna Hanks
Kearney – Tammy Watson
Maxwell – Kaytlynne Walker
McCook – Morgan Coady, Barbara Eromomene
North Platte – Tina Berglund, Bobbi Gustason, Shayla Hecht, Cortney Lewandowski
Ogallala – Hanna Kelley, Ashley Law
Paxton – Hollie Graves
Stapleton – Megan Fiechtner
Sutherland – Tina Holm
Valentine – Crystal Mayhew
Julesburg – Dawn Westerbuhr