Porterville College’s (PC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program
class of 2016 graduated on Saturday.
The 2016 PC ADN Class graduates stand during the pinning ceremony held
at Porterville College last week. The pinning ceremony took place in a
packed gymnasium where family and friends cheered the graduates. Kris
Reddell, director of critical care services at Sierra View Medical Center,
was the keynote speaker. Class speakers for the ceremony were Heather
Woods and Patricia Tapia.
The 2016 PC ADN Class consists of Eliana Alvarado, Kristine Brown, Genevie
Bunch, Rocio De Leon, Wendy Gemmell, Lorenza Grier, Desiree Gonzales,
Rachelle Horn, Kaylene Kelley, Robin Lewis, Melissa Lightner, Lynette
Menchaca, Natasha Quinton, Sarah Stockton, Patricia Tapia, Genna Teodosio,
Trent Thalman, Leah Williams and Heather Woods.
According to a press release, the ADN program prepares entry-level registered
nurses to be providers and managers of care across the health and illness
continuum. Students are taught by an experienced Registered Nurse faculty
who are licensed professionals with practical knowledge and skills in
their field of expertise.
Classes and skills training are held on the college campus while clinical
training is conducted at local hospitals and other approved facilities.
The ADN program is a four-semester, two-year program after the prerequisite
courses are completed. Students must also complete all PC general education
requirements for graduation.