OCtech’s Practical Nursing Class of 2018 Honored at Pinning Ceremony
The Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Practical Nursing Class of 2018 was honored during a pinning and awards ceremony July 31 at First Baptist Church of Orangeburg. Sixty graduates were pinned during the ceremony.
Several students were recognized for outstanding achievements. Hilary Chambers and Caitlin Still (traditional PN program students) and Jessie Smith (PN Flex program student) received the First-Place Scholastic Award; Donah Wooten (traditional) received the Second-Place Scholastic Award; Deborah Bowens (traditional) and Alisha Johnson (Flex) received the Clinical Excellence Award; Khadijah Phelps (traditional) and Jessie Smith received the Best All-Around Award; and Jackie Riley (traditional) received the Hands and Heart of Nursing Award.
OCtech’s Practical Nursing program offers two paths to becoming a licensed practical nurse. In the traditional Practical Nursing program, classes are held two days a week and labs/clinicals are held two days a week. The Practical Nursing Flex program is designed for working adults who have a medical background as a certified nursing assistant, phlebotomist, medical office assistant or other healthcare worker and have completed all math, English, psychology and biology prerequisites prior to applying to OCtech’s Practical Nursing program. Flex program classes are held once a week and labs/clinicals are held once a week.
For more information about OCtech’s Practical Nursing program, visit www.octech.edu or call Program Coordinator Susan Chavis at 803-535-1294.