Compton College held a Virtual Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Dec.16, in honor of 27 students who graduated with an associate of science degree. 

“I’m so proud of these nursing students for successfully completing their associate of science degrees during these challenging times,” said Compton College President Keith Curry. “A succession of qualified health care providers are needed now and in the foreseeable future. Compton College has strong nursing and biomedical science programs and a state-of-the-art Allied Health Building complete with a simulation lab. We hope to inspire and educate a new generation of leaders in nursing and other medical professions.”

Compton College’s Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Compton College student nurses are supported by counseling, opportunities to further their education and referrals to jobs in the community. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates earn an associate degree and are ready to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). After passing the exam, graduates are eligible to seek employment as a registered nurse and work in health care fields such as intensive care, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, rehabilitation, oncology, cardiology, and occupational health. Compton College partners with area hospitals and medical centers for clinical rotations and mentoring. The majority of program graduates go on to obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, in addition to obtaining a job as a registered nurse in the area.

For information about the Compton College Nursing Program, contact Carol DeLilly, associate dean of Nursing at (310) 900-1600, ext. 2702. Visit the Compton College Nursing Program webpage at: http://www.compton.edu/gpdiv/health-public-services/nursing/index.aspx

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