LPN Students Graduate From PLCC

Twenty-one students recently graduated from the practical nursing program at Portage Lakes Career Center W. Howard Nicol School of Practical Nursing.

The graduates of Class #68 completed the program, which takes 1,300 hours of instruction, in one school year.   The course of study prepares selected adult students for practice in the field of practical nursing.

The program is divided up into four sessions.  The curriculum includes courses that are designated to bring students from basic nursing principles, skills and knowledge to the integration of nursing in clinical practices.  “Nursing is both an art and a science,” said Lori Huber, program director.  “Everything we teach and learn is based on caring.”

The Portage Lakes Career Center W. Howard Nicol School of Practical Nursing congratulates the Graduates of Class #68: Front row, l-r:  Chelsey Makowski, Stephanie Bates, Ashli Royer, Vanessa Malinowski, Courtney Knight, Danielle Smith, Karen Difloure, Kylie Hanni, Brayton Mims, Melissa Keele.  Back row, l-r:  Daniel Carter, Khrystle Callihan, Hedy Zender, Lacy King, Macie Dann, Kaitlin Rogerson, Renada Trammell, Bruce Hardy, Deneka Walters, Tierra Pettis, Melanie Hilliard.

Those graduating with Academic Honors include:  Stephanie Bates, Melissa Keele, and Kaitlin Rogerson.  The following students were awarded a $1,000 Powers Scholarship:  Stephanie Bates, Karen Difloure, Bruce Hardy, Melissa Keele, Chelsey Makowski, Brayton Mims, Ashli Royer.

Additionally, Krystle Callahan, Lacy King, and Kaitlin Rogerson were presented with an award for exemplary attendance.

For more information on the practical nursing program or any of the programs offered at Portage Lakes Career Center, call 330-896-8200, or visit us online at www.plcc.edu.

Finding A Place

Each year, PLCC works with local employers to provide our students with valuable career placement and internship possibilities.  In the 2016-2017 school year, the Placement Office at PLCC was able to assist over 40% of the senior class in some kind of placement, internship, or clinical experience and, upon graduation, 20% of the senior class were employed through the Placement Office in their chosen fields in full-time positions.

The Placement Office has already started the process of placing students to learn and earn during the 2017-2018 school year.  At publication, 23 students from various labs had already met the strict academic, attendance, and behavior requirements to qualify for and begin their placement experiences.

As PLCC continues to teach and mold the workforce of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in careers and in future educational pursuits, we welcome new and returning employers with placement opportunities.  If you are interested in finding out how a placement opportunity might work for you in your organization, please contact Lisa Tripney, Director of Career Technical Education, at ltripney@plcc.edu.

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  • Building Trades senior using his skills to safely operate heavy machinery.

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