Nursing Graduates Ready to Enter Workforce
December 16th, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 12, 2013) - More nurses will soon be joining the Triangle’s health care workforce: 37 graduates of Wake Tech’s Nursing program received associate’s degrees on Thursday, December 12. The pinning ceremony was held at Wake Tech’s Health Sciences Campus.
The new graduates are now eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed as registered nurses. Most will stay and work in the Triangle area, filling the demand for nurses at hospitals, physician offices and nursing homes.
Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott congratulated the graduates and praised them for committing to the challenges and rewards of caring for others. “Nurses will always be in demand because they provide such a vital service,” Scott said. “The profession you’ve chosen is a noble one in which you can have a real impact on people’s lives, every day.”
The graduates received long-stemmed red roses in addition to their pins and recited the traditional Florence Nightingale pledge.