Forty-seven RN to BSN students graduated on Aug. 15 at the 2017 Pinning Ceremony. In one year, these graduates earned a degree that will allow them to potentially broaden their career opportunities. More than half of the class are nurses at MUSC Health. 

Jaclyn Arold, who graduated with honors, was selected to address her graduating class. A graduate of Trident Technical College where she earned an associates degree in nursing, Arold’s journey included many roles and experiences from unit secretary to student nurse to what she hopes to be charge nurse one day. Arold is a member of the American Nursing Association, and has served as vice president of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society at Trident Tech. In addition, Steven Bruening, First Honor Graduate, and Charles Garred, Second Honor Graduate, were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.

Jaclyn Arold after presenting her remarks to her graduating class.