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HGTC Nursing Program is Family Tradition for Donevant Family

HGTC Nursing Program is Family Tradition for Donevant Family

Over 70 PN and ADN students graduate during spring pinning ceremony.

(Conway, SC) 06/01/2021
Rob, Jennifer, & Sara

Photo (from left to right): Rob Pisaniello, Jennifer Michelle Pisaniello, & Sara Donevant

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) acknowledged the success of over 70 Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) graduates during the spring pinning ceremony this year. Graduating from the HGTC ADN program was Jennifer Michelle Pisaniello. She is the third person in her family to graduate with a nursing degree from HGTC. Her mother, Sara Donevant, PhD, RN, CCRN, is now employed at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. Jennifer’s brother, Jonathan Donevant, is now pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Yale University.

“HGTC is preparing nursing graduates to enter the healthcare workforce to meet the growing needs of our community. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, ‘the U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows’. This is especially true for South Carolina where seniors retire to enjoy the mild climate, low cost of living, and beautiful coastal waterways,” said Ann Daniels, HGTC Dean of Health Sciences.

A well-qualified nursing staff is essential for high-quality healthcare. This ongoing need presents graduates of HGTC's Nursing program with a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent earning potential.

Jennifer Pisaniello has accepted a position in the McLeod Health ICU department.

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degree prepares students for the challenges of modern healthcare. The classroom instruction that is provided in nursing concepts, coupled with laboratory practice and clinical experience at area healthcare providers, ensures that students are well-qualified to enter the field. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN). Upon satisfactory completion of the examination and licensure by a State Board of Nursing, graduates are titled Registered Nurse (RN) and ready to respond to the changing healthcare demands in a variety of settings.

The HGTC Associate in Nursing program located on the Grand Strand and Georgetown Campuses is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.