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HCC Nursing Degrees All In The Family


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Amanda Larry, left, of Rock Falls stands next to her sister Ashleigh Chapman of Sterling in a room in the Simulation Hospital at Highland Community College in Freeport. The sisters will graduate together with degrees in nursing at the spring graduation ceremony to be held on May 21 at the college. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE]

Growing up in the Sterling-Rock Falls area, Amanda Larry of Rock Falls, and her sister Ashleigh Chapman of Sterling graduated from high school not thinking about the career path toward a nursing career until they both married and raised families.

Both worked in the healthcare field, Larry as a Medical Assistant, and Chapman as a CNA. It would take a dream Larry had one night that told her the sisters should return to school to study and become registered nurses. They talked it over, explored colleges that would fit their needs, and found the part-time nursing program through Highlan...

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