Nursing students in the Class of 2014 at Corning Community College (CCC) will mark the 50th anniversary of the College’s Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2014. As they transition from student to professional, the graduates will receive Corning Community College’s Nursing Pin, which features the College seal and colors along with symbols that speak to the program’s commitment to both classroom learning and clinical practice.
“We are very proud of our graduates,” said Lola Hardy, assistant professor of nursing at Corning Community College. “The Class of 2013 had an exceptional pass rate on the national licensing test. We expect similar results from this year’s class, and 75 percent of this year’s graduating class has already secured employment.”
Corning nursing graduates can be found in most of the area’s hospitals and health care facilities, with employers recognizing their competence and ability to make an immediate contribution.
“We look forward to working with Corning graduates,” said Arnot Ogden Unit Supervisor Joy Doyle. “We are comfortable hiring them as they are an asset to our organization.”
Corning’s integrated program, which is consistently ranked among the top three nursing programs in New York State, teaches content across the lifespan, with material that covers the growth and development of health-related topics at all ages and stages for all content areas. Students are introduced to simulated scenarios commonly faced in healthcare settings within the first semester and begin faculty-supervised patient care – taking vital signs, making assessments, helping with personal care, administering oral medications – within the first few weeks. Corning’s faculty bring a diverse set of experiences to the classroom and clinical settings, with expertise in areas ranging from pediatrics and geriatrics to mental and community health.