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BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES
Photo Caption A: Patient Care Technician and Practical Nurse graduates from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies receive honors during a pinning ceremony held on September 9, 2016, in Woodland Park, NJ.
More than 120 graduates from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies’ Patient Care Technician and Practical Nurse programs were honored during a pinning ceremony held on September 9, 2016, in Woodland Park, NJ.
Josiane Hickson, EdD, RN-BC, NE-BC, Chair, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, gave the welcome address and acknowledged the hard work each student completed to get to this moment of celebration. “I know it has not been an easy journey, but with diligence and determination you have found success,” Dr. Hickson said. “This certificate represents a rite of passage. You now have the opportunity to care for humanity in a professional capacity.
“Berkeley College has given you the education to go forward with your careers,” Dr. Hickson added. “Remember the words of Nelson Mandela: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ ”
Photo Caption B: Josiane Hickson, EdD, RN-BC, NE-BC, Chair, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, addresses graduates of the School of Health Studies during a pinning ceremony held on September 9, 2016, in Woodland Park, NJ.
Graduates recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge, promising to uphold the integrity of the nursing profession, before receiving their honors.
Practical Nurses provide care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings.
Patient Care Technicians work with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care and comfort measures, take vital signs and collect specimens.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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