Portage Lakes Career Center


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.

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