Manatee Technical College graduates 11 new nurses | From the Bradenton Herald

Eleven graduates completed the licensure program from The Practical Nursing program at Manatee Technical College at a ceremony Monday in Cantrell Hall.

Doug Wagner, director of Manatee Technical College, told the graduates: “You are graduating from one of the longest-running programs at Manatee Tech.”

Practical nursing was offered when the school opened in 1963.

Each graduate called a loved one to the stage to pin them.  As they walked off the stage, nursing instructors Bonnie Harvey and Sheila Lankford handed each of them a lit nursing lamp, a tradition that started with Florence Nightingale.

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