Graduation, the day we long for from the day we begin any educational journey. It is a time to celebrate; celebrate your accomplishments not only for yourself, but with friends and family. The day where reality sets in and you start into another part of your life journey.
The dictionary defines graduation as “the receiving or conferring of an academic degree or diploma.” Many of us look at graduation as a day of accomplishment and success, which you should. Some question, “Am I told old to walk at graduation?” The answer is no. Accomplishments should be celebrated at all ages and at all times in our lives.
In December 2019, West Virginia Junior College celebrated the success of eleven practical nurses as they walked across the stage at Via Veneto’s in Bridgeport. On this special day, we celebrated not only their accomplishments but also looked back upon the journey to get them where they are today. The laughter, hard work, dedication, many sleepless nights, and countless study sessions finally became a reality, that they were overwhelmingly proud of. Family, friends, and instructors glowed in happiness in the success of not only the completion, but also the level of professionalism from this group of ladies.
After graduation, they continued to accomplish many more achievements. Every December 2019 practical nursing graduate passed their NCLEX exam, which officially gave them the title of “Licensed Practical Nurse.” Not only were they proud of themselves but also of each other. Together as a team, they continue to grow and prosper. Each graduate also quickly obtained employment after graduation and are happy to be in the healthcare field, a dream they all had since they were little. “Every nurse is drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.” – Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN.
At WVJC Bridgeport, you become a part of a small family. The small classes and the one on one attention you receive, are like no other. We offer many different programs within our WVJC family and we always celebrate everyone’s accomplishments during graduation.