Kilgore Nursing Students Graduate with Jobs Lined up Despite Pandemic-Related Challenges

Written by: Diante Marigny
Published on: May 27, 2022

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Around two dozen nursing students at Kilgore College walked across the stage on Thursday morning.

The students overcame much adversity because of the pandemic, however, many graduates have a job already lined up due to nursing jobs being in high demand.

“I’ll be working at a local hospital in the surgical ICU,” said graduate Vickie Timmons. “And of course passing the state boards is the next big step.”

These students didn’t have a traditional nursing experience as much of their education was altered. One graduate said she had scars on her face from having to wear masks for 12 hours straight.

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