FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
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PASSAIC COUNTY RESIDENTS HONORED AS BERKELEY
COLLEGESCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES PINS GRADUATES
Graduates in the Practical Nurse program of the Berkeley College School of Health Studies were honored during a pinning ceremony held on October 13, 2017, in Woodland Park, NJ. Reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge, the 37 graduates promised to uphold the integrity of the nursing profession before receiving their honors.
The following graduates from Passaic County, NJ, received pins:
- Gloria Balarezo from Passaic
- Elenice Calderaro of Wayne
- Tara Estrict of Passaic
-Stephanie Gillespie of Hawthorne
- Emily Tavarez of Paterson
- Nicholas Tranbucco of Totowa
- Jasmine Viera of Bloomingdale
Josiane Hickson, EdD, RN-BC, NE-BC, Chair, Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, gave the welcome address and congratulated the graduates.
“The pin you receive today from Berkeley College represents a symbol of our great respect and fondness for each of you,” Dr. Hickson said. “Please wear it proudly and know that we are one with you on your journey to professional practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Your mission now is to care for your patients, advocate for them and promote environments that are conducive to healing.”
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.
The Berkeley College School of Health Studies was created to provide career-focused education in some of today’s most in-demand healthcare professions – in clinical specializations, as well as healthcare administration and management. Degree and certificate programs have been carefully developed to meet the needs of this important field.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s 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 an MBA 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. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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