This is a great weekend for our family. Jennifer L. Currie, one of my two younger sisters, graduates with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing. This is not Jennifer's first degree. She already holds a BS from Linfield College but felt a change in career paths into nursing would provide more opportunities for her and her son. Jennifer is what you'd call a "people-person" and it was always hard to imagine her simply sitting behind a desk. Getting a second degree was never easy. Jennifer struggled a lot to make this happen while maintaining a high GPA. None of us are suprised that she has already been offered and accepted a job with a local hospital. Today the nursing school held their closing convocation at First Baptist Church in downtown Portland where all the nurses received their "pin." You can catch Jennifer receiving her "pin" in the above video. Later, we had a great celebration here at our house with family and many of Jennifer's friends.
Here's Jennifer with Judith F. Bright, ARNP, CNM, MPA (we just normally call her mom). Mom has her undergraduate degree from Linfield and Dr. John Thomas, our step-father (Judy's husband) is a philosophy professor at the school.
More photos will be posted on our family website later.
Congratulations, Jennifer! We're all very proud of you!!!