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Students Recognized for Health Sciences Program Completion


Nash Community College held a Health Sciences Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, August 8, 2019 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 by 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.

Congratulations to the following individuals for completing the Medical Assisting Diploma.

Medical Assisting Diploma Graduates

Leora Gray Batchelor
Teyawnda Quiana Bullock
Ariana Chavez Centeno
Sheril D. Gunter
Tiara Fanchon Harris
Rashaundra Denise Johnson
Heather Parker Martinez
Laurin Rainey
Samia Lanese Silver
Donisha Karon Staton

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.

Congratulations to the following individuals for completing the Practical Nursing Diploma.

Practical Nursing Diploma Graduates

Sherrie Dawn Brizendine
Lindsay Alisabeth Dublin
Felicia Johnson
Jessica McGuire
Abil Sarabio Ortega
Stacey M. Temple
Shelby Wall
Maggie Kate Webb
Kaley Hope Wester
Casey Lynn Young

“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 Professor and Department Chair of Allied Health said.

The graduates are eligible to take the state or national exam that will earn them the respective credentials.

“This recognition is more than the completion of academic and clinical requirements. It signifies that these individuals are prepared, and can be trusted in patient care,” Worsinger said.

For more information about these programs, please call 252-451-8383.