Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its 2019 Practical Nursing Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on July 10 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Mississippi.
Twenty-five students participated in the ceremony, including Sunflower County natives Cynthia Stephens-McGrone and Ariana Rule.
MDCC Associate Degree Nursing Alumnus Paul Brown provided music for the prelude and the processional.
Dr. Edward Rice II, vice president of student services, provided the invocation with D. Reed Abraham, associate vice president of college advancement and public relations, giving the welcome.
The commencement address was given by Linda Shows, MLPNA executive director.
The Practical Nursing Program prepares nurses at the basic level of entry for nursing practice. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to practice safe, effective nursing and function as team members after passing the National Council Licensure Examination for PNs (NCLEX-PN®). A licensed practical nurse means that a person has graduated from an approved nursing program, passed the NCLEX-PN® examination, and is licensed by the state. The nurse practices within the legal and ethical framework established by the Mississippi Board of Nursing as determined by the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law and Administrative Code.