GETTYSBURG – Students in HACC’s practical nursing program at the HACC-Gettysburg Campus received their nursing pins during a December ceremony at the college. The graduates successfully completed their clinical nursing education, which qualifies them to take licensure exams to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
During the ceremony, several graduating students were recognized with awards.
Amanda Myers of Fairfield received the Gettysburg Campus Practical Nursing Leadership Award, presented to the student who demonstrates strong leadership qualities which include patient advocacy, professionalism and effective communication skills.
Sharnette Smith of Dover received the Gettysburg Campus Nursing Student Organization Art of Nursing Award for Practical Nursing for demonstrating outstanding compassionate care to patients and families.
Kasi Steinbrenner of Hanover was the recipient of the Gettysburg Nursing Faculty Excellence in Nursing Award, presented to the student who demonstrates excellence in interpersonal communication, assessment, documentation, and technical skills; who consistently exhibits exemplary behavior both in the classroom and clinical areas; and best exemplifies HACC nursing.
The Gettysburg Campus certificate nursing graduates who graduated are:
Carlisle – Nicole A. Trimmer.
Dover – Sharnette S. Smith.
Fairfield – Amanda S. Myers.
Gettysburg – Kerry E. Benton, Sondra A. Slaybaugh.
Hanover – Kasi A. Steinbrenner, Crystal L. Vaught.
Orrtanna – Julie Kimple.
Taneytown – Melissa A. Rosewag.
The ceremony included acknowledgment of the cooperation and affiliation shown by area health care agencies which make their sites available to provide clinical experience for nursing students: Adams County Head Start, Adams-Hanover Counseling Services, Brethren Home at Cross Keys Village, Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Chambersburg Hospital/Summit Health, Gettysburg Growing Place, Gettysburg Hospital WellSpan, Gettysburg Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Golden Living Center, Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg LLC, Hanover Hospital, Homewood at Plum Creek, Lutheran Home Care Services, Mountain View OB/GYN, South Mountain Restoration Center, Village of Laurel Run, VNA WellSpan, Waynesboro Hospital, and York Hospital WellSpan.
Information about HACC’s nursing programs and qualifications is available at www.hacc.edu under Quick Links, Health Careers.