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The last class - Part 1 of 3
ATEC graduates final practical nursing class
Nursing Wed pic
19 students graduated from ATECs Practical Nursing program on May 24. ATEC held a traditional nursing commencement exercise that included all white-uniforms, a pinning and a candle lighting ceremony. ATEC has had the nursing program since the school opened in 1968. - photo by Miciah Bennett
Nineteen practical nursing students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) received their nursing pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and said the Practical Nurse’s Pledge after they earned their diplomas last May 24. These 19 students, ranging from ages 18 to 49, compose ATEC’s last graduating class of the practical nursing students. Last year, a broad-based committee recommended that ATEC immediately transition away from the practical nursing adult education program in order to better serve high school students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).