As a nursing shortage continues to plague our country, 36 (11 Bishop/11 Lake Isabella/14 Ridgecrest) nursing students from three campuses are one step closer to getting out into the workforce. Cerro Coso held two separate pinning and capping ceremonies in December, recognizing those who will make a living caring for others.
For some it meant the halfway point, but for others, it means leaving school and entering the workforce (pending passage of their state boards). The Nursing Pinning and Capping Ceremonies signify the end of a rigorous and physically demanding program of study. Students, family, friends, faculty, and staff enjoyed the solemn, joyful, and at times humorous ceremonies as instructors and graduates shared their thoughts and memories of the 12 month journey now completed. These students will have an opportunity to make an enormous, positive difference in the lives of people under their care. It was a perfect way to complete a semester of hard work and dedication.