Conestoga news

January 10, 2002 11:51 AM

Health Sciences Certificate Students Recognized for Achievements

Conestoga’s School of Health Sciences and Community Services has named its roster of award-winning students who completed their studies in December 2001 in full-time certificate-level Health Sciences programs.

Three winners are from the 48-week Practical Nursing program, offered at the Doon campus in Kitchener. The other two are from the 16-week Personal Support Worker program at the Waterloo campus. Practical Nursing combines theory and clinical experiences to prepare students for important positions as essential members of the health care team in settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, community care centres, businesses and industries, and educational and public institutions. Personal Support Worker likewise combines the theoretical and practical aspects of delivering health care services in long-term care facilities and home settings.

The winners are:
Practical Nursing
Kimberley Colangelo of Rockwood is winner of the Sunnyside Home Award for General Proficiency. She
receives a nursing professional reference book in recognition of her high academic standing in theory, effective performance in clinical settings, and demonstrated personal and professional growth during her program studies.
Wendy Martin of Listowel is winner of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) Award for Student Excellence, which consists of a recognition plaque plus a one-year membership in RPNAO. Criteria for selection include demonstrated leadership ability, self-directed learning, theory and clinical excellence, personal and professional growth, and awareness of the importance of professional associations such as RPNAO.
Johanna Rose of Brantford is winner of the $500 George Carl Watters Bird Scholarship from the Homewood
Foundation of Guelph. She is being recognized for her interest in psychiatric nursing and her desire to pursue additional education in that field, her superior assessment and interpersonal skills in dealing with patients/clients, and her academic achievements.

Personal Support Worker
Lori Edwards of Kitchener is winner of a specially-designed program pin, which constitutes the Faculty Award for General Proficiency. The award recognizes achievement of academic excellence, combined with effective application of theory to clinical practice.Keri Hoyt of Conestogo is winner of a recognition plaque -- the Chair’s Award for General Proficiency and Leadership. The award is for above-average performance in clinical and theory aspects of the program, combined with demonstrated leadership among and support of student colleagues.

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