Obici Hospital’s School of Practical Nursing holds Capping Ceremony

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 11, 2005

Obici Hospital’s School of Practical Nursing, sponsored in conjunction with Suffolk Public Schools, presented 14 women their nursing caps in a ceremony at the hospital on June 14.

The school’s nursing director, Gwen Sweat, RN,BSN,MS capped each student, signifying the next step towards becoming a nurse. That next step will entail clinicals, offering the students hands-on experience in a hospital setting. The students will graduate from the program in February 2006.

Each nurse recited

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&uot;The Practical Nurse’s Pledge,&uot; promising to cooperate loyally with other members of the nursing team and to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing profession.

The Class of 2006 Suffolk Public Schools/Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing are:

Lu Agnese, Suffolk,

Linda Humphries Armstrong, Carrsville

Silvia Ann Berland, Smithfield

Shannon Elexia Conney, Suffolk.

Patricia Diane Gibson, Carrsville

Holly Denise Hicks, Windsor

Peggy Jordan, Suffolk

Kristyn Renee Lawrence, Chesapeake

Andrea Merlyn Locke, Suffolk

Shawnda Kay Schaup, Suffolk

Cathy Lane Sutherland, Virginia Beach

Kimberly Michelle Tilson, Suffolk

Christine Elizabeth Trexler, Portsmouth

Allison Jean Williams, Worces-ter, Mass.