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Dec 13, 2023
Daily Inter Lake

FVCC Honors Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

Flathead Valley Community College’s nursing program will honor its current classes of 10 Associate of Science in Nursing graduates and eight practical nursing graduates during a traditional pinning ceremony Friday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.

The ceremony located in the Arts & Technology Building Room 139 on campus in Kalispell. 

FVCC ASN students study five semesters total to complete 72 credits and 495 hours of clinical work to achieve their degree. 

FVCC associate of science in nursing graduates: 

Rose Benson 

Taylor Garren 

Mikayla Golinsky 

Kylie Habeck 

Max Herrington 

Rachel Hollett 

Kelsey Lint 

Ashlee Parker 

Megan Parsley 

Staci Yearsley 

FVCC practical nursing students study three semesters total to complete 41 credits and 270 hours of clinical work to achieve their certificate of applied science. 

FVCC practical nursing graduates: 

Madeline Acosta 

Kiersten Clark 

Najee Freeman 

Samantha Magarrell 

Chante Newsome 

Tori Richardson

Suzanne Tennant 

Katrina Woods 

All students must pass their respective national licensing exams (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN) after they graduate before they can begin working as nurses. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing develops the NCLEX exam to test the competency of nursing school graduates across the U.S. and Canada. 

These nurse pinning ceremonies induct graduates into the highly respected profession of nursing and provide them with the first opportunity to build a sense of community with their peers and nursing faculty as they begin their journey toward becoming registered nurses or licensed nurse practitioners. 

FVCC nursing programs have limited enrollment capacity necessitating a competitive applicant selection process. All graduates are to be commended for their commitment to completing a fast-tracked, academically rigorous curriculum that leads to employment in a high-demand workforce and highly rewarding careers. 

For more information about FVCC’s Nursing programs, visit