Celebrating their success at a special ceremony are CQ University nursing graduates (from left) Samantha Machen, Catherine McNeilly, Meryl Jess, Rachel Costigan, Tonya McCracken, Helen Mann, Silvia D'Arro, Rikki-Lea Osborn and Peita Frogley. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer
Celebrating their success at a special ceremony are CQ University nursing graduates (from left) Samantha Machen, Catherine McNeilly, Meryl Jess, Rachel Costigan, Tonya McCracken, Helen Mann, Silvia D'Arro, Rikki-Lea Osborn and Peita Frogley. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer Christopher Chan GLA141112NURS

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WITH the official graduation ceremony not until next year, CQ University graduating nursing students were treated to a special nursing ceremony to honour their achievements.

Around 10 students who completed a Bachelor of Nursing at CQ University's Gladstone campus were awarded badges during the ceremony on Wednesday night.

Rachel Costigan, 28, said the evening had been an overall success.

"It gives us a bit of closure.... it was quite a nice night before our official graduation," she said.

Rachel said she was looking forward to taking up her postgraduate registered nurse position at Gladstone Base Hospital in the coming weeks.



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