Compton Community College will honor 27 students who will graduate with associate of science degrees in nursing at a pinning ceremony on June 7, 2022. Courtesy Compton College

Compton College Nursing Pinning ceremony slated, June 7

COMPTON—Compton College will honor 27 students graduating with associate of science degrees in nursing at a pinning ceremony on June 7, 2022. The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in the Tartar Quad.


"There is a growing 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 complete with a simulation lab. We hope 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). Comp- ton College student nurses are supported by counseling, opportunities to further their education and referrals to jobs in the community. Upon completion of 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 health care 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 go on to obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, in addition to obtaining a job as a registered nurse in the area.


For information about the Compton College Nursing Program, contact Carol DeLilly, associate dean/director of Nursing at (310) 900-1600, ext. 2702. Visit the Compton College Nursing Program webpage at:


New Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

Launched during the spring 2022 semester, Compton College now offers a new Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program to accommodate students looking to pursue careers in allied health and technical fields and fill the gap in employment of much-needed health care workers. The eight-week course prepares students for entry-level health care worker positions in a long-term care skilled nursing facility. Coursework emphasizes safety principles, infection control, and nursing procedures for providing physical care, and emotional and social support.


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


Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to take the State of California Certified Nursing Assistant certification examination. 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.


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