Congratulations to all the graduates: First row, from left, are Kylie Gorki, Ann Church, Julie Weyman, Cheyanne Freed, Christiana Stauffer, Megan Martin, Jillian East and Taylor Orris.
Second row, Michellea Confer, Alyssa Green, Bethany Shirey, Danae Solt, Carolyn Peachey, Emily Snyder, Kendra Kolp and Jennifer Staub.
Third row,  Lauren Castillo, Holly Baker, Katie Hassinger, Rachel Bargo, Michelle Mease, Brian Craig, William Shoemaker and Sarah Martenas.
Photo credit – Shayla Benson

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Twenty-four students from the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing graduated on Aug. 6, 2021, earning their diploma in professional nursing.

“The Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing gives students a solid knowledge base and exposure to the clinical area to produce competent and high-quality graduate nurses who are ready to practice in today’s challenging healthcare environment,” said Maryann Brown, director, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing.

The graduates will soon take the NCLEX-RN Exam to become licensed registered nurses. The nationwide exam is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to determine if a nursing graduate has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver safe and effective care. Students are required to pass the exam after they graduate to continue their nursing careers.