ADN program boasts 98 percent pass rate across the district

(top) Pictured are the 2019 Grenada Campus ADN graduates prior to their Pinning Ceremony. They are (front row, left to right) Kelvin Lamar, Ashley Wilson, Traci Wilcox, Madzimoyo Owusu, Hope Clark, Vickey Lucius, Chellsee Perry, Amber Hughes, Jacquelyn Brooks, James Pilgreen, Jerrice Mays, Chasity Boykin, Andrea Pike, (back row, left to right) Ivy Watson, Lauren Yarbrough, Amber Simpson, Breanne Picetti, Shirley Thornton, Jesse Rodgers, Taylor Hansen, Maridee Higginbotham, Shatoris Holmes, Meg Grissinger, Danielle Long and Hannah Moore.  (bottom) Pictured are the 2019 Ridgeland Campus ADN graduates prior to their Pinning Ceremony. They are (front row, left to right) Brittany Jones, Kristen Lee, Kelsey Oswalt, Ashley Nicole Ashley, Alexis Topik, Stephanie Paul, Katherine Middleton, Soma Dhar, Crystal Anderson, Madalyn Morris, Kaylee Butts, Veronica Rivers, Tori Sprowles, Gabriel Bridgeman, Crystel Sayles, (back row, left to right) Natasha Hudson, Emily Baldwin, Brooke Boteler, Kaitlyn Westcott, Shelby Smith, Madison Clausel, Kelsey Smith, Aqila Moses, Jessica Knott, Rebecca Dickard, Sam Jones, Alice Shelton and Aliesha Hudson.
(top) Pictured are the 2019 Grenada Campus ADN graduates prior to their Pinning Ceremony. They are (front row, left to right) Kelvin Lamar, Ashley Wilson, Traci Wilcox, Madzimoyo Owusu, Hope Clark, Vickey Lucius, Chellsee Perry, Amber Hughes, Jacquelyn Brooks, James Pilgreen, Jerrice Mays, Chasity Boykin, Andrea Pike, (back row, left to right) Ivy Watson, Lauren Yarbrough, Amber Simpson, Breanne Picetti, Shirley Thornton, Jesse Rodgers, Taylor Hansen, Maridee Higginbotham, Shatoris Holmes, Meg Grissinger, Danielle Long and Hannah Moore. (bottom) Pictured are the 2019 Ridgeland Campus ADN graduates prior to their Pinning Ceremony. They are (front row, left to right) Brittany Jones, Kristen Lee, Kelsey Oswalt, Ashley Nicole Ashley, Alexis Topik, Stephanie Paul, Katherine Middleton, Soma Dhar, Crystal Anderson, Madalyn Morris, Kaylee Butts, Veronica Rivers, Tori Sprowles, Gabriel Bridgeman, Crystel Sayles, (back row, left to right) Natasha Hudson, Emily Baldwin, Brooke Boteler, Kaitlyn Westcott, Shelby Smith, Madison Clausel, Kelsey Smith, Aqila Moses, Jessica Knott, Rebecca Dickard, Sam Jones, Alice Shelton and Aliesha Hudson.

Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students had a 98 percent pass rate on the first attempt of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The Holmes ADN program is a 66-hour program and graduates earn the Associate of Applied Science degree. Holmes offers the ADN program on the Grenada and Ridgeland campuses.

"I am proud of both the faculty and the May graduates of this nursing program for obtaining a 98 percent pass rate on first writes," said ADN Program Chair Dr. Alice Austin. "They continued to work steadfast during this school year with accreditation. Great Job!"

The 2019 ADN graduates on the Grenada Campus were: Chasity Boykin, Jacquelyn Brooks, Hope Clark, Meg Grissinger, Taylor Hansen, Maridee Higginbotham, Shatoris Holmes, Amber Hughes, Kelvin Lamar, Danielle Long, Vickey Lucius, Jerrice Mays, Madzimoyo Owusu, Chellsee Perry, Breanne Picetti, Andrea Pike, James Pilgreen, Jesse Rodgers, Amber Simpson, Shirley Thornton, Ivy Watson, Traci Wilcox, Ashley Wilson and Lauren Yarbrough.

Program instructors/staff for ADN in Grenada include: Dr. Arletha Coffey, Kristina Lovie Collier, Lisa Davis, Nathan Ewell, Deandra A. Gibson, Lindsey Harville, Amanda Jones, Patty O. Jones, Gwendolyn Lordeon, Vivian H. McGee, Dr. Sandra Gail Townes, Cherie Winter, Administrative Assistant for ADN Judy Smith, ADN Assistant Director Dr. Theresa Hargett and Director of Health Science Programs Ginger Meriwether.

The Ridgeland Campus ADN graduates were: Crystal Anderson, Ashley Nicole Ashley, Emily Baldwin, Brooke Boteler, Gabriel Bridgeman, Kaylee Butts, Madison Clausel, Soma Dhar, Rebecca Dickard, Aliesha Hudson, Natasha Hudson, Brittany Jones, Samuel Jones, Jessica Knott, Kristen Lee, Katherine Middleton, Madalyn Morris, Aqila Moses, Kelsey Oswalt, Stephanie Paul, Veronica Rivers, Crystel Sayles, Alice Shelton, Kelsey Smith, Shelby Smith, Tori Sprowles, Alexis Topik and Kaitlyn Westcott.

Instructors/staff on the Ridgeland Campus include: Susan Garraway Anderson, Cindy Owens Bridges, Dr. Tiffany Gordon Cox, Kimberly Napper, Virginia Pearson, Barbara Puryear, Kim Gordon Sandifer, Administrative Assistant for ADN Shiquita Haralson Rand and ADN Chair Dr. Alice Austin.

The ADN program is a two-year program designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a career in nursing. Accredited by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi (www.ihl.state.ms.us) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), the program responds to the expanding health care needs of the community, and the curriculum includes a balance of general education, nursing theory and laboratory/clinical experience.

For more information on the Holmes ADN programs, contact Dr. Austin at aaustin@holmescc.edu or (601) 605-3419.

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