MCC Kingman campus nursing students honored at ceremony

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KINGMAN – Another class of registered nurses graduated from Mohave Community College. Fourteen graduates have each earned their Associates of Applied Science in Nursing degree and have taken the next step into their career.

Nursing students recently had their pinning ceremony where they were accompanied by friends, family, staff and faculty.

Shivam Bhakta, nursing staff, presented the Clinical Excellence Award to Noopur Patel. The award is given to the student that performed above and beyond the standard expectation of their roles in terms of commitment to education and learning.

Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, MCC President, congratulated the graduates and left them with words of encouragement.

“The knowledge you have gain is going to set you up for so many great things in the future because you have diligently work hard to get to where you are but you will learn so much more when you start in the profession,” said Dr. Klippenstein. “The beauty of this program has prepared you very well for your profession so take the time to feel this accomplishment because it will carry forward as you go on.”

The ceremony concluded with June Weiss, MCC Director of Nursing, and Shannon Plane, Clinical Skills Program manager, blessing the hands of the students and reciting the Nightingale Pledge.

The ultimate goal of the Nursing Department is to prepare graduates for safe and effective clinical practice. The nursing programs are offered countywide with classes in the southern part of Mohave County in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City and the northern part of the County in Colorado City.

The college registered nursing program boasts a 100% job placement rate for its graduates.

Mohave Community College is currently enrolling students for the spring semester, which begins on January 21. To get started, you can apply for free at, or call 1-866-MOHAVECC for assistance.

Mohave Community College Kingman campus Registered Nursing graduates. From left to right: Back row: Leonard Chioda, Darron Woods, Tessa Stone, Ashley Gnagey, Krystal Pallerito. Front Row: William Martinez, Michelle Sapp, Danielle Alley, Natalie Todd, Debra Herr, Alicia Rossi, Krista Roggero, Noopur Patel, Miranda Spry.