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Lake Land College welcomes 34 new practical nurses to the field

July 30, 2014
Thirty-four new practical nurses were welcomed to the nursing field at a recent pinning ceremony held at Lake Land College. 

The Practical Nursing Program is a three-consecutive-semester program that includes classroom, skills laboratory and clinical experience in various healthcare agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate may apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate may apply for PN licensure. 

As a practical nurse, students are equipped to work in a variety of health care settings. Through the program, students review human anatomy and physiology, concept-based critical thinking skills for healthcare professionals, health promotion and maintenance, and disease prevention and care.

During the ceremony, the following students were honored:
Lori Carter, Mattoon
Kimberly Downey, Martinsville
Savanah Drew, Mattoon
Shelby Evinger, Paris
LaDonna Faulkner-Smith, Mattoon
Sharia Gordon, Mattoon
Brittany Gray, Effingham
Lacie Hesler, Jewett
Angela Hustmyer, Mattoon
Tina Hutchinson, Marshall
Olivia Jewell, Effingham
Emily Johnson, Marshall
Kaitlyn Jones, Paris
Thomas Jones, Charleston
Brennyn Kirk, Gays
Melissa Koester, Shumway
Kaitlin Maninfior, Mattoon
Ashley Massey, Casey
Gary McBride, Effingham
Lorana McCall, Charleston
Courtney Natasha Thomas, Mattoon
Jennifer Poehler, Mattoon
Alyssa     Randolph, Trilla
Rebecca M. Reinstorf, Pana
Crissy Ruot, Pana
Monica Ochs-Saril, Tuscola
Jamie Shouse, Shumway
Riki Staples, Martinsville
Hilary Stiff, Kansas
Lindsey Tarrant, Effingham
Ashley Taylor, Mattoon
Marissa Tegeler, Teutopolis
Katlyn     Vandermeer, Charleston
Lauren Wellbaum, Shelbyville    

To learn more about the practical nursing program at Lake Land College, contact Cheryl Beam, director of nursing programs at (217) 2345452 or 

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