Porterville College

PC ADN program holds graduation

PC ADN Graduates - 2016

Porterville College would like to congratulate the PC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Class of 2016 on their May 14 graduation. The pinning ceremony took place in a packed gymnasium where family and friends crowded in to cheer on their graduates.

Congratulations to the Porterville College ADN Class of 2016: Eliana Alvarado, Kristine Brown, Genevie Bunch, Rocio De Leon, Wendy Gemmell, Lorenza Grier, Desiree Gonzales, Rachelle Horn, Kaylene Kelley, Robin Lewis, Melissa Lightner, Lynette Menchaca, Natasha Quinton, Sarah Stockton, Patricia Tapia, Genna Teodosio, Trent Thalman, Leah Williams and Heather Woods.

The keynote speaker was Kris Reddell RN, MSN, Director of Critical Care Services at Sierra View Medical Center. Class speakers were Heather Woods and Patricia Tapia.

The ADN program is designed to prepare entry-level registered nurses as providers and managers of care across the health/illness continuum. Students are taught by an experienced RN faculty all of whom are licensed professionals with practical knowledge and skills in their field of expertise.  Classes and skills training are held on the college campus while clinical training is conducted at local hospitals and other approved facilities. The ADN program is a four-semester (two-year) program after the prerequisite courses have been completed. In addition, students must complete all the Porterville College general education requirements for graduation.

The program is the result of dedication from not only Porterville College faculty and staff but community partnerships as well. PC would like to extend special thanks to the Kern Community College District, the Porterville College Child Development Center, Delano Regional Medical Center, Sierra View Medical Center, Burton School District, Valley Adult Day Services, Lindsay Gardens, Lillian B. Hill School, Sierra Hills Independent Senior Living Community, Kaweah Delta Health Care District and Rebecca Velasco.

 PC ADN faculty include Terry Bady, Ramona De La Cruz, Terri Didway, Lupe Guillen, Manuela Haberkorn, Maggie Huddleston, Billie Kelley, Debra Vaughn, Beverly Ward and Gayle Willis. Kim Behrens is Associate Dean of PC Health Careers.

 For more information on the program call the Health Careers office at (559) 791-2321 or visit


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