Nurse Aide, Emergency Dispatch, EMS Graduates Recognized

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Students in Nash Community College’s Emergency Medicine Technician (EMT)-Basic Academy, Paramedic, Emergency Dispatch Academy and Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II courses were recently recognized for the completion of their respective programs in the Emergency Medical Services field.

EMT-Basic training prepares students with the fundamentals of patient assessment, life support techniques, CPR and AED use, airway management using oxygen administration, treating traumatic injuries, childbirth, addressing shock, transferring patents to medical facilities and other vital information pertinent to a career in the field.

Paramedic Class First Row - Sierra Massey, Shaib Zayyad, Jordyn Benson, Christy Braswell, Brittany Beddingfield, Heather Newsome - Instructor Second Row - Greg Williams - Instructor, Morgan Lewis, Thomas Painter, Avery Faulkner, Derek Turner

Paramedic graduates pictured (Front Row, Left to Right) Sierra Massey; Shaib Zayyad; Jordyn Benson; Christy Braswell; Brittany Beddingfield; Heather Newsome, Instructor; (Back Row, Left to Right) Greg Williams, Instructor; Morgan Lewis; Thomas Painter; Avery Faulkner; Derek Turner.

EMT Basic Class First Row - Kelly Howell, Joddy Amerson - Instructor, Lauren Kidd Second Row - Steven Johnson, Frederick Allen, Dudley Lynch

EMT Basic Class graduates pictured (Front Row, Left to Right) Kelly Howell; Joddy Amerson, Instructor; Lauren Kidd; (Back Row, Left to Right) Steven Johnson; Frederick Allen; Dudley Lynch.

Dispatch Academy First Row - Valerie Price, Laura Pippin, Yalana Orr, Sherry Mullen - Instructor Second Row - Michael Johnson, Wesley Bradshaw, Bobby Thompson

From left: Emergency Dispatch Academy graduates pictured (Front Row) Valerie Price; Laura Pippin; Yalana Orr; Sherry Mullen, Instructor, (Back Row) Michael Johnson; Wesley Bradshaw; Bobby Thompson.

The Emergency Dispatch Academy features instructor led lectures, hands-on learning with a dispatch console, opportunities to participate in real life scenarios while learning essential techniques in multi-tasking, and written assessments such as quizzes, module exams and a final exam. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to effectively operate in a critical role within an Emergency 911 Center and able to function as vital link in the Emergency Response field. Students must have earned a High School Diploma or equivalency and successfully complete a reading comprehension placement test prior to taking the class.

For more information or for a schedule of upcoming CPR and Emergency Dispatch classes and registration information, contact Olivia Moss at (252) 451-8355 or omoss@nashcc.edu or John Winstead (252) 451-8312 or jwinstead@nashcc.edu.

Nurse Aide I graduates (First Row, Left to Right) Julisa Romero, Nashville, NC; Amanda Wisnieski, Wendell, NC; Kathleen Shaffer, Spring Hope, NC; Rebecca Clark, Roanoke Rapids, NC; CaSandra Shelton, Rocky Mount, NC; Lydia Shirley, Nashville, NC; Ashley Roach, Bailey, NC; (Second Row, Left to Right) Kimberly Ward, Nashville, NC; Loganne Driver, Louisburg, NC; Samantha Sills, Nashville, NC; Kelli Meacomes, Bailey, NC; Harriet Tyner, Hollister, NC; Morgan Gifford, Middlesex, NC; Rachel Ransom , Rocky Mount, NC; (Not Pictured) Emily Alford, Elm City, NC; Tiesha Battle, Tarboro, NC; Dani Coley, Elm City, NC; Kelly Daniels, Zebulon, NC; Mirel Espiritu, Bailey, NC; Francheskia Fenderson, Rocky Mount, NC; Bernard Gorham, Nashville, NC; Brianna Jones, Hollister, NC; Brittney Lane, Bailey, NC; Julie Lee, Nashville, NC; Christina Marks, Battleboro, NC; Shontia Mitchell, Wilson, NC; Mamie Reason, Bailey, NC; Tabitha  Richardson, Hollister, NC; Bethany Sledge, Spring Hope, NC; Johncyne Sumler, Rocky Mount, NC

From left: Nurse Aide I graduates (First Row) Julisa Romero, Nashville, NC; Amanda Wisnieski, Wendell, NC; Kathleen Shaffer, Spring Hope, NC; Rebecca Clark, Roanoke Rapids, NC; CaSandra Shelton, Rocky Mount, NC; Lydia Shirley, Nashville, NC; Ashley Roach, Bailey, NC; (Second Row) Kimberly Ward, Nashville, NC; Loganne Driver, Louisburg, NC; Samantha Sills, Nashville, NC; Kelli Meacomes, Bailey, NC; Harriet Tyner, Hollister, NC; Morgan Gifford, Middlesex, NC; Rachel Ransom , Rocky Mount, NC; (Not Pictured) Emily Alford, Elm City, NC; Tiesha Battle, Tarboro, NC; Dani Coley, Elm City, NC; Kelly Daniels, Zebulon, NC; Mirel Espiritu, Bailey, NC; Francheskia Fenderson, Rocky Mount, NC; Bernard Gorham, Nashville, NC; Brianna Jones, Hollister, NC; Brittney Lane, Bailey, NC; Julie Lee, Nashville, NC; Christina Marks, Battleboro, NC; Shontia Mitchell, Wilson, NC; Mamie Reason, Bailey, NC; Tabitha Richardson, Hollister, NC; Bethany Sledge, Spring Hope, NC; Johncyne Sumler, Rocky Mount, NC

Nurse Aide I students upon graduation are equipped with basic nursing skills needed to provide care for patients, residents and clients in a health care setting. Skills acquired are those in communication, safety, patients’ rights, vitals, rehabilitation, mental health and more. Graduates of the Nurse Aide I program are eligible for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).

Nurse Aide II graduates (First Row, Left to Right) Shayla Farrell, Nashville, NC; Felicia Johnson, Rocky Mount, NC; Vanessa Gonzales, Spring Hope, NC; Julissa Urquizo, Bailey, NC; Hunter Viverette, Rocky Mount, NC; (Second Row, Left to Right) Rachael Medlin, Pilot, NC; Letitia James, Elm City, NC; Leslie Wester, Elm City, NC; Kaitlan Williams, Red Oak, NC; Kimberly Davis-Epps, Rocky Mount, NC; (Not Pictured) Kanvis Anderson, Statonsburg, NC; Telisa Artis, Wilson, NC; Tashika Basemore, Whitakers, NC; Mariah Bridges, Spring Hope, NC; Cassandra Bryant, Rocky Mount, NC; Chiquinta  Dickens, Rocky Mount, NC; Shirese Garrett, Rocky Mount, NC; Audrey Griffin, Battleboro, NC; Brandi Lynch, Nashville, NC; Shamara Martin, Middlesex, NC; Leah Overby, Middlesex, NC; Latonya Roberts, Hobgood, NC; Maxine Tucker, Rocky Mount, NC

From left: Nurse Aide II graduates (First Row) Shayla Farrell, Nashville, NC; Felicia Johnson, Rocky Mount, NC; Vanessa Gonzales, Spring Hope, NC; Julissa Urquizo, Bailey, NC; Hunter Viverette, Rocky Mount, NC; (Second Row) Rachael Medlin, Pilot, NC; Letitia James, Elm City, NC; Leslie Wester, Elm City, NC; Kaitlan Williams, Red Oak, NC; Kimberly Davis-Epps, Rocky Mount, NC; (Not Pictured) Kanvis Anderson, Statonsburg, NC; Telisa Artis, Wilson, NC; Tashika Basemore, Whitakers, NC; Mariah Bridges, Spring Hope, NC; Cassandra Bryant, Rocky Mount, NC; Chiquinta Dickens, Rocky Mount, NC; Shirese Garrett, Rocky Mount, NC; Audrey Griffin, Battleboro, NC; Brandi Lynch, Nashville, NC; Shamara Martin, Middlesex, NC; Leah Overby, Middlesex, NC; Latonya Roberts, Hobgood, NC; Maxine Tucker, Rocky Mount, NC

Students graduating from the College’s Nurse Aide II program are prepared to perform more complex skills for patients and residents regardless of setting. The program includes class, laboratory and clinical learning environments and with its completion graduates are eligible to to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide II Registry.