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PCC Nursing Grad Is Following Her Dream

Ashley LaneWhile enrolled at Pitt Community College, Grenville’s Ashley Lane was the kind of student every instructor dreams about having in his or her classes: smart, driven and eager to learn.

A May 2008 PCC graduate, Lane realized her long-time goal of becoming a nurse when she began working at Pitt County Memorial Hospital on December 15, 2008.

"It was also a dream of my grandmother’s,” says Lane, adding that her pursuit of higher education began with PCC’s Concurrent Enrollment program—while she was still a D.H. Conley High School student.

By taking advantage of dual enrollment courses, Lane managed to complete many of the prerequisites necessary for admission to Pitt’s highly-competitive nursing program by the time she finished high school.

By the time she turned 21 years old, Lane had already completed PCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program and was ready to start her career in the Emergency Department at PCMH, a job she says she loves.

“I feel the education I received at PCC was great,” Lane said. “The instructors were always there for you, and the smaller class size allowed more one-on-one instruction. The class seemed more like an extended family.”