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new LPNs at DCC 

Three new graduates from Danville Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program were pinned during a ceremony on Thursday, December 15, in the college’s Foundation Hall. Pictured, from left, are Haley Key, Kayla Rudd, and Cami Sisk.


Three new LPNs pinned in DCC ceremony


(December 16, 2016)  – Three new Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students were pinned during a ceremony at Danville Community College’s Foundation Hall on Thursday, December 15. Haley Key, Kayla Rudd, and Camren Sisk join the ranks of well over 1000 LPNs to graduate from DCC since the program’s initial development in 1953.


“LPNs are highly sought after in long-term care facilities, clinics, and in many physician offices,? Associate Professor of Nursing Cathy Barrett said. “All of our nursing graduates have been able to secure jobs with many having offers before they graduate.?


DCC has a 100% LPN pass rate for the NCLEX licensing exam since 2012. Key, Rudd, and Sisk will take their exam in January. NCLEX is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


“I’ve been a certified nursing assistant for eight years,? Rudd, 26, said. “I wanted to further my education and I enjoy meeting and working with new people. My favorite memory at DCC is all of the laughs I shared with instructors and fellow classmates.?


Sisk, 22, explained that she has wanted to become a nurse since she was a child.


“I’ve had a strong desire to become a nurse since I was 12 years old,? Sisk said. “I used to take care of my 100-year-old great grandmother before she passed and she told me I would make a great nurse.?


“I’ve always had a big heart for caring for others,? Key, 23, said. “I plan to continue my education as far as I can. I would tell anyone considering enrolling in the program to go for it. It’s such a rewarding field. I would also tell them to stay focused on school and let that be their number one priority.?


All three graduates were members of the DCC Nursing Club and either have jobs in their chosen field or are in the process of obtaining them.


“I have an interview this upcoming week,? Sisk said. “For the upcoming nursing students, my advice to you is to study as hard as you can and give this program your all!?


“The nursing program takes a lot of diligence and dedication,? Rudd added. “DCC instructors do an excellent job preparing and molding students into competent nurses.?


For more information about DCC’s nursing program, contact Cathy Barrett at 434-797-8422 or or visit DCC’s website at



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