16 Jul 2018

Practical Nursing graduation and pinning ceremony

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2018 Practical Nursing Pinning and Graduation Ceremony Wednesday, July 11 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Mississippi at 10 a.m.

Thirty-three students participated in the ceremony. Beverly Terrell provided music for the prelude and the processional. Dr. Edward Rice II, vice president of student services, provided the invocation with Samyia Purnell, a practical nursing student, giving the welcome. The commencement address was given by Mrs. Gloria Boyd, who is the Chief Nursing Officer at Greenwood Leflore Hospital and an MDCC practical nursing graduate. Boyd is currently working on her masters in Nursing Education.

The MDCC Practical Nursing (PN) Program is a three-semester program that prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare graduates for entry level nursing practice in a variety of health care settings. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care under the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, or registered nurse as determined by the Administrative Code Mississippi Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate and are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PNĀ®). Graduates must apply to the Mississippi Board of Nursing for licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Mississippi.

To learn more about MDCC's Practical Nursing Program, visit https://www.msdelta.edu/2013-06-15-11-40-19.