Seminole State’s inaugural RN-to-BSN class graduates in spring commencement

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Written by: Mark Richardson

(L-R) Odetta A. Julien, Grace Ogochukwu Aralu, Kyle R. Woodruff, Linden L. Ferguson, and Erica D. Latimer were all able to attend a celebration of their achievements hosted by the College's Nursing faculty and staff.  

Among the graduates this spring were 184 baccalaureate students representing all seven of Seminole State's four-year degree programs including the inaugural graduates of the RN-to-BSN (nursing) Bachelor of Science program. 

Claudia Bosdal, Melissa M. Carrion, Linden L. Ferguson, Odetta A. Julien, Erica D. Latimer, Grace Ogochukwu Aralu, and Kyle R. Woodruff are the College’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) graduates.

“The coursework has been scheduled out where it’s self-pacing, offers discussion time with your peers, and helps you with developing your professional nursing skills,” said Erica D. Latimer. “It has been a very great journey with Seminole State, it really has. I would absolutely recommend this program. Every part of it was a great experience”

Kyle R. Woodruff and Odetta A. Julien both worked full-time at AdventHealth and said being able to work and go to school at the same time was beneficial. 

“I would absolutely recommend this program. It is convenient, and I was able to do my studies on my off days. Knowing that the professors were easily accessible, and they respond to you quickly helped me get through the program,” said Woodruff.   

“I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone because it is doable.  You can work full time and do the program. It’s awesome. That’s why I did it,” said Julien.

About the Nursing program

Seminole State College’s Nursing Program, part of the Ann Wiggins Moore Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals, is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. Based at the Altamonte Springs Campus, the program’s facilities feature state-of-the-art healthcare labs and high-tech patient simulators. To learn more, go to