One hundred percent of the December 2013 practical nursing graduates at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee passed the NCLEX-PN licensure examination on their first attempt, according to Peggie Orrell, director of allied health at the McGehee campus.

2013 McGehee Nursing Students

Members of the December graduating class are (from left, first row) Megan Prosser of McGehee, LaKrystal Jennings-Jones of Greenville, Miss., Angela Wash of McGehee, Heather Singleton of McGehee, Danielle Wiley of McGehee, (second row, from left) Witni Boney of Monticello, Mary McMickle of Monticello, Katie French of McGehee, Tyler Clavet of McGehee, (top row) Kim Ray, instructor and clinical coordinator, Peggie Orrell, and Nikki Calhoun, instructor.

“We are extremely proud of this year’s nursing graduates,” said Orrell. “This achievement is due to the hard work of students, faculty and clinical site staff, and also reflects the constant support of our college’s administrators and leaders in the healthcare community.

“The McGehee practical nursing program supplies the majority of the practical nurse workforce locally, and I think our track record speaks for the vital role we play in our healthcare workforce,” Orrell said. “We have a longstanding reputation for competence and excellence in nursing practice, and our graduates are recognized for their skills and the ability to nurse.”