Wharton County Junior College is pleased to announce the recent graduation of 30 students from the Wharton Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate Program.
The graduates include (left-to-right) front row: Beatriz Posada of Eagle Lake, Paula Lesak of Ganado, Andrea Rodriguez of El Campo, Marie Horton-Funderburg of Sugar Land, Gabriela Lavelle of Bay City, Annette Martinez of El Campo, Laura Blanton Sanchez of Bay City, Stacey Hickl of El Maton, Tarnesha Walker of Beasley, Jana Hausler of Needville.
Graduates pictured (left to right) middle row: Claudia Hernandez of Rock Island, Amy Ramirez of Guy, Phyllis Chaney of Brookshire, Favourlyn Iweh of Katy, Daniella Garcia of Richmond, Mollie Hubenak of Louise, Kaija Martinez of Bay City, Lakeisha Williams of Katy, Kelly Jackson of Richmond.
Graduates pictured (left to right) back row: Trailaria Aikens of Richmond, Lauren Messick of Richmond, Sharlene McGowan of Houston, Alianna Kramer of El Campo, Amanda Hernandez of Wharton, Sharita Holden of Bay City, Leandra Garcia of Bay City, Victor Garcia of Katy, and Jay Giesel of Louise.
As part of the graduation ceremony, students received special awards. The Excellence Award in Nursing was presented to Amy Ramirez of Guy and Tarnesha Walker of Beasley.
Prior to graduation, students successfully completed one year of intensive study to prepare them to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exam. Upon receiving their Vocational Nursing license, they will practice the art and science of nursing as a licensed vocational nurse in many areas of their local communities.
Applications for the 2012 fall class will be accepted through March 31, 2012.
For information, contact WCJC’s vocational nursing program at (979) 532-6393.