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Leise earns nursing pin in virtual pinning ceremony

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NORFOLK — Megan Leise was one of several Associate degree nursing and practical nursing students recognized for receiving their nursing pins during a special ceremony recently at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. During a normal year, nursing students receive their pins from family members or a close friend who have helped them along their journey. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was necessary for the ceremony to be broadcast virtually this year.

“We are honored to be here with you today as we recognize and celebrate the achievements and milestones of our nursing graduates,” said Dr. Karen Weidner, director of the nursing program, as she spoke before a television camera in the Northeast broadcasting studio.

Students who graduate with an associate degree in nursing are eligible to continue their studies for a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The general education courses for a bachelor of science in nursing can be taken at Northeast Community College. The majority of the practical nursing students have chosen to continue in the associate degree nursing program at Northeast.