Twelve students in the practical nurse program of Reading Area Community College received certificates at commencement Thursday at the Miller Center for the Arts.
Over the past 25 years, RACC has graduated almost 1,000 students through the program, according to a release from the college. Graduates are then eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Licensing Exam.
Members of the class of 2017 are Bintou Conde, Carol Gilpin, Rosalba Gonzalez-Magana, Samantha Greiss, Shannin Marshall, Sarah Mattern, Kristin McNeal, Emily Miller, Samantha Monosso, Daphne Ovalles, Yadhira Paniagua and Erin Scheetz. Monosso received the Frances Troutman Award for Nursing Excellence. Ovalles received the award for Outstanding Performance and Nursing Professionalism.