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NURSING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR AT SKYCTC

NURSING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR AT SKYCTC

nursing students walkin in at graduation ceremonySouthcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) held their joint pinning/capping ceremony for nursing students at the Cave City Convention Center on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. SKYCTC has been producing highly trained nurses for the region since 1957.

Many, if not most health care workers enter the field as a result of the impact that a family member or friends, who have worked or are working in the healthcare field, have had on them. However, it is unusual to see those family members going through training together.

This year s group of graduates from the SKYCTC nursing program included twin sisters Kayla and Kendall Jones, mother and daughter Stephanie and Gabby Trent and father and son Taylor and Harlan Dile - making this graduating class unique and an example of the family connection in the healthcare industry.

Harlan Dile decided to become a nurse after helping to care for his ailing mother-in-law. He and his son Taylor both graduated from the Registered Nursing program at this years ceremony. mother and daughter in nursing uniforms graduating together

One of the best things about going to school with my son is getting to see him every day since he no longer lives at home, however, it was hard to watch him struggle and worry with course work knowing that all I can do is offer encouragement. His mother and I are so proud to see him grow and prosper as he has and will continue to do , said Harlan Dile

Twin sisters, Kayla and Kendall Jones, not only attended classes together but also still live together.

According to Kendall, Going to school with my twin sister was wonderful, most of the time. I always had someone that I could go to if I needed clarification on a topic but living under the same roof, riding to school together, and having all of our classes together had its challenges. Let's just say no matter how much you love your family you can always use some time to yourself . I wouldn t change a thing , said Kayla Jones.

father and son in nursing scrubsDuring the ceremony there were 43 RN s pinned from the Glasgow Health Campus and 31 RN s capped from the Bowling Green Campus. They are listed by county of origin.

Glasgow Health Campus RN Pinning

Allen County Laura Branham, Emily Carver and Melissa Green

Barren County Sheena Choate, Harlan Dile, Taylor Dile, Carol Everett, Pamela Greer, Michael Kinslow, Christina Leber, Amber Thomason, and Stacy Vance.

Edmonson County Mazie Holt

Green County Jamie Squires

Hart County Kristy Poynter, Gabrielle Trent, and Stephanie Trenttwin sisters in nursing uniforms holding up diplomas

LaRue County Danielle Mehicic

Metcalfe County Cierra London, Sarah Petranek, and Jessica Scott

Monroe County Myra Graves, Whitney Jobe, Kayla Jones, and Kendall Jones

Taylor County Lisa Appleby

Warren County Sara Browning, Tiffany Crabtree, Bethanie Kotelnicki, Emily Lewis, Frederick, Karmen Penrose, Valerie Phillips, Sherri Rawls, Ashley Siegle, Chris Simpson, Alexus Slappy, Dustin West, Kimberly Wood, Jacqueline York.

Clay County, TN Machkenzie Clements

Macon County, TN Gina Davis

Bowling Green RN Capping

Allen County Michele Del Ray, Gabrielle Roberts, and Carrie Ann Turner

Barren County Heather Buford, Cheyenne Milan, Chelsea Northrup, and Beverly Smith

Butler County Haley Jeffries and Brittany Moore-Felty

Edmonson County Sarah Sanders

Logan County Leslie Martin and Nickolas Price

Simpson County Heather Gosnell, Rachel Kenady, Tricia Kenyon, Susan Lee, and Amy Pritle

Warren County Alicia Bachicha, Jessica Beville, Laura Hanner, Sara Hennessey, Molly Herman, Rahila, Nick Rouse, Melanie Skees, Jennifer Teel and Elena Fielder Walblay

Sumner, TN Jennifer Jackson

Macon, TN Heather Turner