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Compton College Honors Spring 2024 Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

Twenty-six students graduated with associate of science degrees in nursing at Compton College’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony on June 4, 2024.

Compton College hosted a Nursing Pinning Ceremony on June 4, 2024, to celebrate 26 students who graduated with associate of science degrees in nursing.

“There is always a need for qualified health care providers in the workforce,” said Compton College President Keith Curry. “Compton College has strong nursing and biomedical science programs and a state-of-the-art Allied Health Building with a simulation lab. We hope to continue to inspire and educate a new generation of leaders in nursing and other medical professions.”

Compton College’s Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Compton College student nurses are supported by counseling, opportunities to further their education, and referrals to jobs in the community. Upon completing the program, graduates earn an associate degree and are ready to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). After passing the exam, graduates are eligible to seek employment as a registered nurse and work in healthcare fields such as intensive care, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, rehabilitation, oncology, cardiology, and occupational health—Compton College partners with area hospitals and medical centers for clinical rotations and mentoring. Many program graduates obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and receive jobs as registered nurses in the area.

For information about the Compton College Nursing Program, contact Shirley Thomas, interim associate dean/director of nursing at 310-900-1600, ext. 2717. Visit the Compton College Nursing Program webpage at:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

Launched just one year ago, Compton College also offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program to accommodate students looking to pursue careers in allied health and technical fields and fill the gap in the employment of much-needed healthcare workers. The eight-week course prepares students for entry-level healthcare worker positions in a long-term care skilled nursing facility. Coursework emphasizes safety principles, infection control, nursing procedures for physical care, and emotional and social support.

Certified Nursing Assistants provide basic human needs nursing care skills to compromised and senior residents living in long-term care facilities. Courses include lectures, skills practice in the lab, and direct patient care. Students in this program will develop skills in safety measures, body mechanics, observation, recording vital signs, and meeting patients’ emotional, physical, and nutritional needs.

The student can take the State of California Certified Nursing Assistant certification examination upon completing the course. Certified Nursing Assistants enter at the first level of the nursing career ladder and report directly to a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse. Students who complete the CNA Program will earn five points on their Compton College Associate Degree in Nursing application. The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is designed to fill the employment gap of caregivers working with the elderly in long-term care facilities. CNAs can also work in hospitals, assisted living centers, home health care, adult day care centers, private practice/specialty clinics, and government agencies.

More information on Compton College’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program is available online at

Register for Summer and Fall 2024

Enrollment at Compton College is open for the 2024 summer and fall sessions. The first six-week and eight-week summer sessions begin June 17, and the second six-week session begins July 1. Fall semester begins August 24. Visit the online class schedules for enrollment instructions: