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Ligia Nicewonger of Gainesville Earns BSN at American Public University System

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Ligia Nicewonger of Gainesville was among those honored at a special pinning ceremony on June 13 for American Public University System’s (APUS) newest BS in Nursing graduates. Nicewonder was among more than 10,000 students comprising the Class of 2014. Launched in 2011, the APUS RN to BSN program continues to grow and serve as an important credential for registered nurses seeking professional growth. 

“The nursing profession is evolving so rapidly that ongoing education is more important than ever before,” said Elaine Keavney, RN to BSN program director for APUS. “By deciding to obtain a bachelor’s degree, these individuals become an integral part of the exciting changes that are advancing our profession. Many program graduates also choose to continue their education, significantly benefitting the nursing profession overall.”

“The conferral of nursing pins can be traced back to the 12th century, and today school pins are a treasured connection with a nurse’s school and a symbol of the rigorous work that has been done to achieve the degree,” added Keavney. Pinned at the APUS ceremony were, from left to right, Cynthia Johnson of Jackson, Ga.; Nicewonger; Tisha LeCouve, Oakdale, Calif.; Adrienne Gray, Kearneysville, W.Va.; and Elizabeth Jacks, Maple Hill, N.C. Keavney also led the graduates in reciting the International Council of Nurses Pledge.

About American Public University System
American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium's Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and two-time recipient of Sloan's Effective Practices Award, offers 87 online degree programs through American Public University and American Military University. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 100,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in a diverse variety of subjects. For further information, visit www.amu.apus.edu.

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