Nash Community College held a Health Sciences Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Brown Auditorium. Students were honored for their completion of the academic and clinical work required to become medical assistants as determined by the American Association of Medical Assistants, and practical nurses as determined the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
NCC began offering the Medical Assisting program in 2007 in response to the needs of the surrounding health care community and since that time the demand for qualified medical assistants has continued to grow.
Medical Assisting Candidates – Front row, from left: Hunter Danielle Viverette of Rocky Mount, Stephanie Margarita Villalobos of Middlesex, Destiny Sharde Macon of Enfield, Brandi Alys Aycock of Whitakers, Ruth Gonzalez of Bailey, Lauren Michelle Jernigan of Kenly and Angel Renee Lewis of Hollister. Back row, from left: Takesha’ Shunta Mills of Enfield, Timeka Nicole Lynch of Rocky Mount, Leslie Caroline Frazier of Whitakers, Roberta Roshae Richardson of Rocky Mount, Tiajuanna Arrington of Rocky Mount, Terolyn Nicole Arrington of Nashville, Daphine Renee Jefferson of Roanoke Rapids and Tia Latese’ Alston of Whitakers.
NCC began offering the Practical Nursing diploma in 2002. The three-semester program prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care participating in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating.
Practical Nursing Diploma Candidates – From left: Graysen Smith of Nashville, Shonlel Mone’t Evans of Rocky Mount, Amanda Enroughty of Nashville, Brittney Vernisha Randolph of Raleigh, Sandra DiRico of Rocky Mount, Rebecca Clark of Roanoke Rapids and Mindy Ann Brown of Whitakers.
“The work required for these diplomas is extensive. Since many of our students are non-traditional students – adults with families and part or full time jobs – time management skills are critical to success. I am continually in awe of what our students are able to balance. For many, it is the support and understanding of family and friends that make their success possible,” Nancy Worsinger, NCC Director of Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy said.
The graduates are eligible to take the state or national exam that will earn them the respective credentials.
“The recognition is about more than the completion of academic and clinical requirements. It signifies that these individuals are prepared, and can be trusted by patients,” Worsinger said.
For more information about either program, please call 252-451-8383.