Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony Held at MACC in Moberly
The Moberly Area Community College Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held at the MACC Auditorium on Thursday, July 18th. Twenty-four nursing graduates were presented with their nursing pins.
The 2013 graduates were: Maggie Baldwin, Lindsey Bennett, Karissa Boudreau, Renee Fulks, Jessica Grisham, Taylor Hall, Tammy Jacoby, Nichole Jones, Janaela Kelley, Heather Leake, Drayse Lineberry, April McDermit, ShaKyra McKee, ShamBreeshia McKee, Melinda Pickins, Diane Ragsdale, Jennifer Richards, Devyn Rieves, McKenzie Schopp, Leeann Stark, April Starks, Kim Tennill, DeAnna Thrasher, and Diane Watts.
Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC President, welcomed the graduates, their friends and family members to the ceremony. Patricia Clark, R.N., M.S.N. gave the address. She is the Patient Safety Officer, Nurse Educator and Risk Manager at MRMC.
MACC Dean of Career and Technical Programs, Jo Fey, and Practical Nursing Coordinator Terry Bichsel, R.N., B.S.N., presented awards to the following students: Taylor Hall received the Academic Excellence Award; Nichole Jones received the Clinical Excellence Award, and the Recognition of Excellence Award from Dr. Syed Rashid's office; Janaela Kelley received the Louis Roach Memorial Scholarship.
A reception for friends and family followed the ceremony in the Student Commons.
Every year, MACC offers 62 seats in the PN program at its locations in Mexico and Moberly. This intensive 12-month program prepares students to sit for the Licensed Practical Nursing exam. Each week, students spend approximately 21 hours in class and two full days in clinics and hospital across the region. The program shapes the PN's attitude, skills and builds their knowledge base to serve as a client caregiver under the direction of an RN or a Licensed Physician. Earlier in the week, 25 PN students graduated from the Mexico program, bringing a total 49 potential Practical Nurses to the Mid-Missouri area.
Moberly Area Community College 2013 Practical Nursing graduates included: From left to right 1st row: April McDermit, Lindsey Bennett, ShamBreeshia McKee, ShaKyra McKee, Kim Tennill. 2nd row: Maggie Baldwin, Melinda Pickins, Drayse Lineberry, Devyn Rieves, Karissa Boudreau, Diane Watts. 3rd Row: Renee Fulks, Janaela Kelley, Nichole Jones, Tammy Jacoby, Leeann Stark. 4th row: Jessica Grisham, McKenzie Schopp, DeAnna Thrasher, Diane Ragsdale. 5th row: Jennifer Richards, April Starks, Taylor Hall, Heather Leake
The award for Academic Excellence was presented to Taylor Hall. From Left to right: Terry Bichsel, MACC Practical Nursing Coordinator; Taylor Hall, recipient; Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC President; and Ruth Jones, Director of Nursing and Allied Health.
Nichole Jones received the Clinical Excellence Award and the Recognition of Excellence Award from Dr. Syed Rashid's office. From left to right: Terry Bichsel, MACC Practical Nursing Coordinator; Nichole Jones, recipient; Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC President; Ruth Jones, Director of Nursing and Allied Health; and Jo Fey, Dean of Career and Technical Education.
The Mrs. Louis H. Roach Scholarship was presented to Janaela Kelley. From left to right: Jo Fey, Dean of Career and Technical Education; Terry Bichsel, MACC Practical Nursing Coordinator; Janaela Kelley, recipient; Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC President; and Ruth Jones, Director of Nursing and Allied Health.