Baton Rouge, La. – Thirty-one new nurses recently graduated from
Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing. More than 900 talented
nurses have graduated from BRG’s program since 1984.
Recognized by the La. State Board of Nursing (LSBN) for its 100% first-time
pass rate on the registered nurse license exam (NCLEX-RN), the School
has maintained an overall pass rate consistently above state and national
averages for the last 33 years.
During the December 8 ceremony at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, a
number of students were honored for demonstrating the values of Baton
“We are excited to welcome these graduates to our nursing community
and are proud to recognize their accomplishments,” said SON Director
Carol Tingle, PhD, MSN, RN. “This class represents a unique set
of gifts for serving others and caring for our community.”
Most of BRG’s new graduates will begin their careers at Baton Rouge
General in the Emergency Department, Telemetry, Oncology, and on medical
and surgical units. After entering nursing, many graduates have gone on
to earn bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, and many
work in management or leadership positions, or as nurse practitioners
The BRG School of Nursing Class of 2016 is (pictured left to right):
Christine Howard, South Bend, Indiana; Ashley Larkin, Santa Fe, Texas;
Jami Blankenship, Sorrento; Julie Nguyen, New Orleans; Tana Messina, Port
Allen; Britton Furlow, Central.
Kimberly Boudreaux, Gonzales; Crystal Campise, Albany; Michelle Boudreaux,
Chalmette; Jessica Meche, Port Barre; Christopher Sean Stevens, Baltimore,
Maryland; Kari Williams, Central; Lindsey Tally, Baton Rouge; Hillary
Guillory, Mallet; Rebekah Booth, Baton Rouge; Rachel Pirela, Ponchatoula;
Natalia Barbay, Bogota’, Columbia; Carley Vallette, Sulphur; Janice
DePriest, Walker; Brayli Edmonston, St. Amant.
Laura Wattigney, Destrehan; Heather Sullivan, Binghamton, New York; Dawn
Allement, Gonzales; Anthony Perroni, Baton Rouge; Jesse Schexnayder, Belle
Rose; Naicole Robinson-Barfield, Kenner; Jagjit Lalli, Baton Rouge; Shana
Carriere, Gonzales; Heather Daunis, Gonzales.
Cassandra Michelle Anderson, Ferriday; Kameron Aydell, French Settlement.
To learn more about BRG’s School of Nursing, visit
NursingSchool@BRGeneral.org or call (225) 387-7623.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has
provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare
for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge
General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine,
and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing,
School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal
Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For
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