Several nurses from the Tattnall County area graduated from their respective medical programs at Southeastern Technical College (STC) last week.
Phinesse Evon Audrey Bryant of Reidsville earned her Associate of Science in Nursing degree at the Bridge Option Pinning Ceremony on August 1, 2022. She also is a certified phlebotomist. Her future plans include taking her Registered Nurse core, starting on August 15 at STC. Her long-term goal is to be either a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. She currently works at her mother’s restaurant, Treasures Place, in Reidsville, as she awaits to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX) exam.
She is the 26-year-old daughter of Phyllis Gaffney and Edward Bryant. She is a 2014 graduate of Tattnall County High School (TCHS).
Nicole Dasher of Metter received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She has been a licensed paramedic since 2010, working for Tattnall Emergency Medical Services. She plans to work as a nurse in the future.
She is the 41-year-old daughter of Marilyn Tapley. She is married to Dustin Dasher and has four children: Austin Dasher, 17; Bennet Church, 17; Bayleigh Church, 14; and Aubree Dasher, 9.
Summer Grantham of Reidsville graduated with her Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for two years before pursuing her Registered Nurse (RN) certification.
She currently works at Grifols Plasma in Statesboro, a plasma donation center. After taking the NCLEX test for her RN license, Grantham plans on working at a local hospital in the emergency department and later becoming a travel nurse.
She is the 24-year-old daughter of Tasha Grantham and is a 2016 graduate of Claxton High School.
Ashlyn Johnson of Cobbtown graduated with her Associate of Science in Nursing degree at the Bridge Option Pinning Ceremony on August 1. She has been a LPN since 2018 and is awaiting her state boards to be a RN. She plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in nursing and further her nursing education if God sees fit.
Johnson has served Tattnall and Candler counties as a Centerwell Home Health Nurse for three years. She plans to continue with the company as an RN.
She is the 27-year-old daughter of David and Krista Johnson. She is a 2013 graduate of TCHS.
RayeAnna Strickland of Claxton received her practical nursing pin at the pinning ceremony on August 2. She also has her Associate of Arts degree from East Georgia State College of Statesboro. She plans to take the NCLEX to obtain her Practical Nursing license and to begin her nursing career at a local hospital. She currently works at Kemp’s Pharmacy and Gifts.
She is the 23-year-old daughter of Tony and Sheila Strickland. She is a 2017 graduate of Pinewood Christian Academy.