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Gonzales Weekly Citizen - Gonzales, LA
  • Baton Rouge General's School of Nursing Announces Graduating Class of 2010

  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s School of Nursing held its 27th Commencement Exercises announcing the graduation of 30 nursing candidates at a ceremony at Broadmoor United Methodist Church on December 10, 2010.


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  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s School of Nursing held its 27th Commencement Exercises announcing the graduation of 30 nursing candidates at a ceremony at Broadmoor United Methodist Church on December 10, 2010. The ceremony was emceed by Carol Tingle, PhD, MSN, RN, Director of the School of Nursing. The commencement address was delivered by Barbara Marley Pitts, MSN-R, PMHCNS, BC of Pitts Management Associates. Lee Ann Thomas, MSN, RN, provided the faculty address and Rev. Lusinda Warren provided the invocation and benediction.
    A number of awards and honors were presented during the ceremony, including Community Service Awards presented to students who demonstrate the values of Baton Rouge General Medical Center: caring, excellence, service and integrity.
    With the addition of the Class of 2010, Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing has graduated a total of 769 nurses. Many of the new graduates will begin their nursing careers at both Baton Rouge General campuses, in Medical-Surgical units, ICU, Emergency Department, Birth Center, Telemetry and the Operating Room.
    Baton Rouge General's School of Nursing operates a two-year RN program and accepts approximately 40 candidates each year. For further information about the school or for a program application, visit www.brgeneral.org or contact Baton Rouge General's School of Nursing at 225-387-7623.
    Area grads and the honors and awards received by individuals from the Class of 2010 are as follows:
    Jolie V. Kowalski, Prairieville
    Student Award for Excellence
    Community Service Award
    Mary Nassar, St. Amant
    Grace Hough Scholarship Award Winner
    Community Service Award
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