Friday, June 5, 2015

52 students were certified at the 2015 CNA Pinning Ceremony held May 12 at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. The students enroll in an intensive two semester program and complete 175 hours of classroom instruction and clinicals. To complete certification, each student must pass the Missouri Certified Nursing Assistant written exam and practicum.

Clinicals were conducted at Lutheran Senior Services Lenoir nursing facility and staff members/mentors were honored for their ongoing service and contributions to the Professions in Healthcare program.

Instructors Monica Duemmel and Deb Canine recognized award recipients and then pinned their respective students.

Perfect Attendance Awards:
Rose Begemann
Erika Herting
Haylie Taylor
Kelsey Ham
Daisy Mendez
Taylor Cunningham
Amina Celebic
Amina Golbejic
Jalyssa Hardaway
Prarthana Patel
Maria Lagunas
Yahali Sandoval
Mariya Zagonenko

Highest CNA Exam Scores:
Donna Hernandez
Prarthana Patel
Kayla Ballenger
Autumn McCoy

Best Clinical Student as voted by their Peers
Kayla Ballenger
Rebecca Johnson
Tyra Brisco
Cheyenne Smith
Sierra Smith
Stacy Christmas
Amina Gobeljic
Prarthana Patel

Missouri HOSA Nursing Assisting Recognition
Janavi Patel
Samantha Saylor

Austin Roderick, Cheyeen Smith, Kendyl Boone and Amina Golbeljic read excerpts from the life of Florence Nightingale, the creator of modern nursing and then all students recited the Nursing Pledge as the flame representing "The Lady with the Lamp" was passed.

Students, family, friends and staff enjoyed a Powerpoint presentation compiled by Jeff Cochran's Leadership media class highlighting events and experiences of student throughout the year.  A reception followed in the auditorium lobby.

Congratulations to all participants in Professions in Healthcare class of 2015.

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