HCC photo. Pictured is Michael Youngwood, Region A Nursing Program Director, addressing students during the 2018 Region A Nursing Consortium Pinning Ceremony.


The 2018 Region A Nursing Consortium Pinning Ceremony was held recently on the campus of Haywood Community College. This marks the 52nd Pinning Ceremony for Region A which included a candle-lighting with graduates reciting the Nightingale Pledge. Schools in the Consortium are Haywood Community College and Tri-County Community College. HCC student speaker was Megan A. Grimm. HCC RN completer speaker was Amanda Faye Millwood.  

An education in nursing provides graduates the opportunity to enter one of the most trusted professions. In addition, according to discovernursing.com, this career provides many professional options with high starting salaries and flexible career and schedule options.

The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics says employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average of all occupations.

HCC’s class of 2018 nursing graduates include:  Robyne Danelle Clausen, Veronica Dare Lee Coley, Melody L. Conn, Amanda Paige Courtney, Spencer Blake Goins, Megan A. Grimm, Kassadi Kady Kelley, Michelle Mae Murray, Corie Lynn Pilkington, Susan Rall Rodriguez, Marylene Seals, Natalie Paige Singleton, Amanda Smith, Jessica Stiles and Autumn E. Willett.

HCC students that finished the RN (registered nurse) completer program include:  Jessica R. Case, Lisa Michelle Cox, Amanda Lynn Davies, Cassie Deal, Patricia Griffin, Jessica Q. Madigan, Casey Marie Merriman, Amanda Faye Millwood, Yuri Pankov, Coriel Valentine and Terra Ward.

Registration for fall semester begins June 4. For more information about HCC’s nursing program or for registration information, email hcc-advising@haywood.edu or call 828-627-2821.