Nursing Graduates Ring In New Tradition

Thirteen students are celebrating their graduation this week from the Reinhardt University Cauble School of Nursing and Health Sciences. To commemorate the milestone of completing their undergraduate nursing education, each member of Cohort 9 proudly rang the new bell in front of the Tarpley Education Center on Monday, November 27th.

Adjunct Faculty Rebekah Kemp, MSN, RN says they hope this is the beginning of a new tradition for future groups, “Throughout history, nursing has been a profession of trailblazers, and Cohort 9 is no exception. As indicated by how loudly they rang the bell, Cohort 9 is truly set to make a loud difference in the world of nursing.”

A pinning ceremony on Tuesday evening honored the new graduates with the time-honored tradition that dates back to the 12th century. This rite of passage honors and celebrates each student who has completed their nursing program with a pin, lamp, and pledge.

Graduate Lauren Chastain was honored by receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student.  The DAISY Award for Nursing Faculty, chosen by the students, was awarded to Assistant Professor of Nursing Charla Peoples.

Interim Dean Dr. Linda Morgan told the graduates, “Remember every day you are making a difference in someone’s life, no matter how big or how small. I know each of you will make a difference and do great things and we will be cheering for you along the way, grateful you have chosen to be our next generation of nurses.”

Cauble graduates have an NCLEX pass rate over 10 percent above the state and national averages. One hundred percent of students in all of its cohorts are employed before graduation.

The bell was donated by Reinhardt nurse Gwen Chambers and her sisters, Dr. Sharon Pappas and Gina Mitchell, in honor of Cora Belle Tarpley Holcombe.

Congratulations Graduates!

Maria Camila Angarita

Calie Janette Blackwell

Ansley Nicole Byers

Alexia Paige Carter

Lauren Marie Chastain

Madison Malinda Cline

Chandley Alaine Evans

Ariana Antonette Hofstetter

Reece Caroline Pappas

Giovana Rachel Saintvil

Chloe Ann Sharpe

Taylor McKenzie Tyner

Chloe Grace Walker