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Nurses Pinned at Region A Nursing Consortium


The 2022 Region A Nursing Consortium Pinning Ceremony was recently held on the campus of Tri-County Community College. Schools in the Consortium are Haywood Community College and Tri-County Community College. 

“The pinning ceremony is a significant rite of passage for students, connecting them to the college they attended,” explains Dr. Lorene Putnam, Region A Nursing Consortium Program Director. “In addition, the candle lighting ceremony is symbolic and meaningful. It is the symbolic passing of  the professional attributes and knowledge we value and have taught throughout the program that the graduates take out into their own professional practices.”

HCC’s class of 2022 nursing graduates include Nicole Allen, Sydney Brooks, Randi Burgess, Samantha Curry, Dianna Farrell, Lindsey Featherstone, Haley Hannah, Rebekah Keleher, Shannon Lewis, Marissa Medina-Metzger, Tramaine Mills, Christine Nazareth, Kristin Paskert, Abigail Radford, Brenda Rice, Maria Robbins, Faith Robinson, Liza Villamor, Janice Walker, Shelby Watson, Emily Weaver, Kelsey Wells and Amber Wright. 

Recently our community has seen the important, vital role healthcare workers play in our lives. To help support future healthcare students, HCC has joined with the Haywood Healthcare Foundation to embark on a new Health Sciences Education Building. This new 16,000 square foot building will expand, enhance and modernize the student experience while supplying critical healthcare professionals for the region. Funds from the NC Connect Bond will also be used to make the new building a reality. Many of HCC’s nursing graduates have already been hired for employment opportunities in the community. 

Doubling the space for nursing education, the Health Sciences Education Building will expand access to simulation and increase science lab capacity. Getting an education at HCC in the healthcare field will allow students to learn with the latest technology on the newest equipment. The building is expected to be completed this summer.

nursing pinning Registration for summer and fall semesters is underway now. For more information about HCC’s nursing program or for registration information, email or call 828-627-2821.