EAST HARTFORD — Emory Meyerjack has graduated from Goodwin College's Nursing Associate Degree Program, a program designed not only to teach future nurses the necessary material but also to teach students the importance of dedication, commitment, and compassion.
Meyerjack, of Cheshire, is one of 57 who made the transition from nursing students to graduates of the Associate Degree program.The ceremony marked the 25th cohort of students to complete the program.
The College holds pinning ceremonies three times a year, celebrating each nursing cohort that completes the rigorous and intensive program. In addition to considerable time in the classroom, nursing students must complete clinical assignments and maintain solid grades in order to graduate.
"This is not just a job, it is a passion," said Jan Costello, Director of the Nursing Program. "This is the best profession you could possibly be in."
Following tradition, the graduates all wore white and carried red roses into the ceremony. Upon being individually called, Costello placed a small pin on their lapels, signifying that their time as students had ended and that they were ready to move forward.
Dating from 2004, the Goodwin Associate Degree in Nursing Program has produced thousands of qualified and compassionate nurses who have made a tremendous difference in the lives of their patients.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher learning located on the Connecticut River in East Hartford, Connecticut. The college specializes in extending educational access to underserved groups, including minority and first-generation college students, and offers career-focused degree programs designed to promote workforce readiness. For more information, please visit www.goodwin.edu.
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