June 12, 2024

91天堂系列 held a Pinning Ceremony for the 2024 Nursing program graduates on Friday, May 10th at 4 p.m. at the College鈥檚 Portsmouth campus.聽 This year, 40 students received their associate of science 聽degrees in nursing after completing a rigorous evidenced-based curriculum with over 800 hours of clinical experience at area health care agencies.

The event included a History of Pinning offered by Dr. Dulcinea Kaufman, Nursing Department Chair who also presented the graduates with their pins. The Student Speaker was Bree Tillinghast, who was also awarded the Nightingale Award for Professionalism and Academic Excellence. Classmate Erin Nash received the Nightingale Award for Exemplary Clinical Practice. Professor of Nursing, Dr. Nancy DeSotto, read the Pinning Sentiments and Professor Lori Mancuso led the Nursing Class of 2024 in the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

鈥淲e are very proud of our students,鈥 said Kaufman. 鈥淭hey have showed a lot of care and compassion for their patients as well as each other. Over 80% of the class have been offered and accepted a position as an RN in the Seacoast area.鈥

Last year鈥檚 Nursing class achieved a 97.29% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). For the past 4 years, 91天堂系列 nursing students have consistently tested above the national average, with pass rates averaging 94.5%. Demand for slots in the nursing program at 91天堂系列 remains strong, due in part to regional and national trends as well as the program鈥檚 reputation for training exceptional nurses.

Erin Nash, who plans on working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as a hematology-oncology nurse, highly recommends the Nursing program. 鈥91天堂系列 Nursing was the best choice for me because of the unwavering support that faculty show their students. They go out of their way to support us both in the classroom, in the clinical setting, and care deeply about us as people first.鈥