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CSIU’s LPN Career Center graduates 109th class

CSIU’s LPN Career Center graduates 109th class

LEWISBURG – The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center (CSLPNCC) graduated 35 students on Thursday, August 19, 2021. The ceremony was held in a large space at The Miller Center in Lewisburg where masks were required, except for in the duration of giving a speech, to follow COVID-19 guidance.

The program was led by Dr. Timothy Campbell, Director of the CSLPNCC, and included a procession of the 109th Class of graduates; a welcoming address; faculty introductions by Jessica Probst, RN, Nursing Education Managing Coordinator; and remarks from the Class Speaker, Laura Turner, LPN of Montoursville.

Turner reflected on her dream of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and never imagined that COVID-19 would be one of the challenges her class would have to overcome. She recalled coming to the realization that being an LPN was, in fact, her dream. In high school, she job shadowed in a local emergency room and completed a senior project that involved volunteering in a Labor and Delivery department.

In the emotional speech, she thanked faculty for pushing all students to be their very best, her parents for their unwavering encouragement to keep going, her fiancé for his support, and addressed her children and encouraged them to never stop chasing their dreams.

Graduates were pinned, received their diplomas and a rose, and together recited the Practical Nursing Pledge. The following awards were presented:

Academic Excellence Award: Janice Birster 
Academic Achievement Award: Phoebe Faden 
Sally Crouse Singer Maternal/Child Nursing Award: Autumn Dietrich
Medical/Surgical Clinical Skills Excellence Award: Mackenzie Skopatz
Clinical Excellence Awards: Janice Birster, Henry Maurer, Sarah, Stuczynski, Allison Dieckmann, Heidi Swisher, Tabatha Lytle and Whitney Mull

The CSLPNCC has more than 50-years of history providing quality nursing education and development of a strong healthcare careers work force in the Greater Susquehanna Valley. The CSLPNCC was named one of the Top 5 LPN programs in Pennsylvania for its quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value, according to the Nurse Journal. In 2020, the LPN Center ranked 33rd in the country among 4,500 colleges for 10-year return on investment (ROI) in a Georgetown University report and ranked #7 among 532 of the Best LPN programs in the northeast by nursingprocess.org. For more information, visit http://lpn.csiu.org or call (570) 768-4960.

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109th graduating class of the CSIU LPN Career Center

PHOTO CAPTION: The 109th CSLPNCC Class

 CSIU LPN Career Center Faculty

PHOTO CAPTION: Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center faculty