GLEN DALE, W.Va. – The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing held its 98th graduation ceremonies on Aug. 24, at Glen Dale United Methodist Church. Sixteen graduates received certificates, school pins, and the traditional rose bouquets. This year’s class is the first to graduate since Reynolds Memorial Hospital joined WVU Medicine.

David Hess, M.D., president and chief executive officer of WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital, served as master of ceremonies. The program included the invocation and benediction offered by Reverend John Morrison of Glen Dale United Methodist Church. Carol A. Storm, M.S.N., R.N., director of the B. M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing, introduced the graduating class, and Dr. Hess presented each member of the class with a certificate. School instructors Terri S. Lyons, M.S.N., R.N., and Mary Sue Rodriguez, M.S.N., R.N., presented the school pins. Tammy Crow, L.P.N., school secretary, offered the traditional rose bouquets to the graduates. Chelsea Matusik gave the class response.

The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing, conducted by WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital, offers a 12-month course of clinical and classroom study. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN State Board Exam for Licensed Practical Nurses. The B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing is accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses and is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the accrediting agency for nursing education by the U.S. Department of Education.