Five students have qualified to start the nursing program at Gila Community College Payson Campus in January.
To date, 22 nursing assistants have graduated from GCC. Among them is Heidi Best, who was the featured graduate at GCC's Dec. 15 board meeting.
Best was honored because of the personal odds she overcame to graduate from the nursing assistant program. Three and a half years ago, she was injured in an accident and had a portion of her brain removed.