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Celebrating Our Graduates

The Los Angeles Jewish Home’s Annenberg School of Nursing (ASN) graduated its second class of vocational nurses on October 22, 2009. Local community leaders, ASN instructors, family, friends, and Jewish Home staff were on hand for the milestone ceremony.

Councilman Dennis Zine expressed the community’s appreciation and high hopes for the success of our newest medical professionals. Rabbi Sheldon Pennes offered the Jewish community’s blessings. Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Jewish Home spoke about the importance of nurses throughout history, highlighting Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing. “Nurses are often the people who welcome us at birth, are there with helping hands and caring hearts throughout our lives, and are there with us at the end of our days.”

The Jewish Home has a nearly century-old tradition of improving the quality of life for seniors by maintaining a high caliber of medical staff and professionals. Our acclaimed Annenberg School of Nursing, with its creative tuition options and student-centered curriculum, is training a new generation of nurses and helping to ease a statewide nursing shortage.

The Annenberg School’s full-time program prepares students to pass the state-required exam for vocational nursing licensure, engaging students 40 hours per week in the classroom or at clinical sites, plus three hours of reading per day. All students receive 639 hours of classroom instruction and 1,041 hours of clinical training at local hospitals.

For more about the Annenberg School of Nursing, click here.
To view the photos from the 2009 Graduation Ceremony, click here.
To read The Jewish Journal’s coverage of the Event, click here.

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