Dear Pinelands School of Practical Nursing;

I came into the nursing program not knowing if ill succeed but knowing that I absolutely wanted to become a nurse. I remember (Jovita F.) stating, "Nursing is not for the faint of heart." And (Dana D.) telling us only half of us would graduate, needless to say I was terrified. Could I do this? Was a smart enough? Was I capable? This year and a half was far from easy. I was juggling school, work and two baby girls at home. I had to sacrifice, and I did. I woke up early and stayed up late studying trying to be the best student I could be.

There were numerous times I wanted to quit and cried but I kept pushing myself because I always had the end goal in mind, to become a nurse. (Beth C.) pushed us to our limits and although we didn't always like it, she helped mold us into nurses and I couldn't be more grateful. (Patti F.) and (Gerdina V.) gave us all the opportunities they could in clinical and I learned a lot from both of them. All of staff were extremely helpful and truly wanted us to succeed.

Today I can finally say I am a nurse! Going to Pinelands was hands down the best decision I have ever made and now my dream is my reality. I felt fully prepared and I passed my NCLEX the first time! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity to go out into the world and be someone special. A person with purpose, and a role model for my two daughters.

Love Always ,

Geena Shopp, LPN.

Class of 2020

Geena Shopp, LPN

Class of 2020

Dear Dr. Jovita Francis,

I must express my deepest gratitude for your mentorship ovr what has amounted to almost two decades. Your guidance has been invaluable to me and has played a significant role in shaping my career since 2008. Your unwavering support and encouragement have not gone unnoticed.

This letter serves as my strong recommendation for Pinelands School of Nursing. Without hesitation, I can attest to the quality of education and leadership that PSON provides. I have witnessed many PSON alumni flourish under your direction, and the curriculum's dedication has undoubtedly contributed to the success of future generations of nursing professionals.

I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me and the countless others whom you have inspired. Our collaboration has been fruitful, and I look forward to continuing it in the years to come.


Julian Moreno

Julian Moreno

Hi Mrs. Campos, this is Laurie. I want to thank you very much for everything because you are a very good teacher. Thank you so much for helping me, you are the best of all. I thank you so much. God bless you on everything you are doing.

Laurie C.

Laurie C.

Graduate Spring 2023