Photo: New Nightingales

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Nursing graduates from the Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City campuses of Mohave Community College received their nursing pins May 12 in a ceremony at the Aquatic and Community Center in Lake Havasu City. An audience of about 200 looked on as the graduates received their pins from the loved one or friend of their choice. The graduates also took part in a lamp lighting ceremony and recited the "Nightingale Pledge." The pinning coincided with the 180th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of the modern nursing profession. The first occupational program to be offered at MCC 39 years ago was nursing. Nursing has been a high demand program at the college since that inaugural class. New students are admitted each semester on the Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City campuses, and in the fall at the North Mohave campus in Colorado City. More than 100 nurses graduate from registered nurse program each year, helping to meet a growing demand for RNs in Mohave County and across the country.