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Florida Panhandle Technical College graduates Licensed Practical Nurses

Kevin Boyer
Washington County News

CHIPLEY - Florida Panhandle Technical College graduated 15 students through their Licensed Practical Nursing program at at the Washington County Ag Center on February 11.

According to representatives from the college, standing-room-only capacity crowd applauded and cheered as their loved ones received diplomas from Washington County Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor and were ‘pinned’ by relatives.

‘This is what we are all about’, FPTC Director Martha Compton said as she addressed the crowd. ‘We appreciate our students, and we strive to serve them, because without them we would have no purpose’.

Just one of over 30 degree and certification programs offered on the Chipley campus, the LPN program successfully graduates a group this size twice yearly, and, combined with the PCT (Patient Care Technology) program, Hemodialysis and Phlebotomy programs, as well as Pharmacy Tech, offers a range of health-field job opportunities to the community and to the industry.

‘If regional industries and businesses have a need for employees with a particular skillset, we are willing to create a program to produce the educated and certified talent they need’, Compton said.

Although not offered in the nursing programs, many FPTC programs feature open enrollment, with the ability to start at certain intervals during the school year, as well as dual-enrollment for high school Junior and Senior students.

For more information, visit the FPTC website at or call FPTC Student Services at 850-638-1180 ext. 317.

On Behalf of Washington County News, congratulations to all the graduates and best wishes to you in your future” - K.William Boyer, Editor

***Editor’s Note***

Washington County News would like to thank Paul Golding for his contributing photos of the graduation night.