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NCC Nursing Students Serve on State Board


Two Nash Community College Nursing students have been selected to serve on the North Carolina Association of Nursing Students (NCANS) Board. Brittney Pendergrass, left, of Castalia is the District IV Director at Large and Jennifer Schwartz, right, of Louisburg is the Association’s Treasurer.

Pendergrass and Schwartz will each serve a one year term representing North Carolina nursing students. They will be involved in developing the State Conference. “Both students are professionally driven to network with other schools and nurses who are in the profession in order to gain more knowledge and real-world experience. They will represent Nash Community College’s Nursing program well,” NCC Nursing Instructor Tina Treish said. Both are expected to graduate in May 2018.

The students were selected for their excellence in leadership, superior academic achievement, proven dedication to the field of nursing and passionate contributions to the community.

Since 1958, the NCANS has served as the statewide professionalizing vehicle of North Carolina nursing students. Conceived as a student branch of the North Carolina Nurses Association, NCANS has historically works with NCNA to aid nursing students in making the transition from students to licensed nurses.