MPTC Celebrates 51 Nursing Program Grads in 2019

Moraine Park Technical College celebrated another graduating class last month, as nearly 800 graduate candidates were eligible to receive their associate of applied science degrees and technical diplomas this spring. Among the 800 graduates, 51 nursing students were also honored with a pinning ceremony on May 17th. Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald says 12 of the graduates set a special record for MPTC’s nursing program. “Unique to us this year, is we had 12 male graduates out of the 51, which is a record for us, in regards to identifying what we term non-traditional students in a particular program,” Baerwald said. After the pinning ceremony, MPTC nursing students are currently studying to take the National Counsel Licensure Examination to earn their Registered Nursing License. Baerwald adds that MPTC’s “pass rates” for that exam were 99 percent in 2018.