East Mississippi Community College’s Practical Nursing graduation

For Daily Times Leader

Thirteen students graduated from East Mississippi Community College’s Practical Nursing program in a ceremony Thursday night in the Lyceum Auditorium on the Golden Triangle campus. Wendy T. Gullett was presented with the Florence Nightingale Award, which is awarded to the student who most embodies the spirit of nursing. The Practical Nursing program is a 12-month course of study designed to prepare students to become licensed practical nurses. Students are taught nursing skills, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, pharmacology, maternal child nursing, emotional and mental illness, and medical/surgical nursing. Lea Chaffin, Jaylin Neal and Joy Veazeyreceived Clinical Excellence Awards for exceeding the expectations of their instructors. The 2017 graduates of EMCC’s Practical Nursing program were Lea Chaffin of Hamilton; Tamaria B. Clay of Brooksville; Wendy T. Gullett of Starkville; Luke Hodges of Cleveland; Kathryn Kisner of West Point; Chelsea Latham of Eupora; Jaylin N. Neal of Columbus; Edwin Phillips of Starkville; Joy Veazey of Columbus: Melanie Wallace of Amory; Alysca Webb of Senatobia; Lauren Wilson of Columbus; and Breanna Yeatman of Starkville.