Hill College Nursing Program honors graduates in pinning ceremony

  Jessyca Brown
  Tuesday, December 19, 2023 10:30 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Fall 2023 PinningOn December 15, 2023, the Hill College Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program held a pinning ceremony for fall 2023 at the Hill County Campus.

This time-honored tradition signifies a student’s official initiation into the profession of nursing. The ceremony dates back to the 12th century when Florence Nightingale was awarded the Red Cross of Saint George in recognition for her service during the Crimean War.

This year’s graduates included Kelee Bednar, Lizzet Gonzalez, Kristen Hall, Yulianna Hernandez-Onate, Larissa Mendoza, Kevin Moreno, Julianne Raabe, Dierdre Shatto, and Lesley Wiedemann. The Keynote Speaker was Katina Castro, former chief nursing officer at Hill Regional Hospital. The presentation of awards and pinning were conducted by Vocational Nursing Program Coordinator Janis Grimland and was followed by students taking the Nightingale Pledge.

“We are extremely proud of this class of LVN graduates and look forward to all they are going to accomplish in their careers. The nursing faculty always cherishes this ceremony for its significance of dedication to our profession and the service our graduates provide to their patients and communities,” said Grimland.

The Hill College LVN Program is ranked number 17 in the state by rncareers.org. It is a one-year, 47/48 credit-hour degree path that offers students quality, affordable education from one of the top-ranked accredited programs in Texas. The LVN Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge to pass the National Council Licensure Examination with the opportunity to continue on to an associate degree in nursing.

For more information on Hill College’s Nursing Program, visit www.hillcollege.edu/hps.