Conestoga news

May 1, 2002 1:29 PM

Practical Nursing Students Win Honours

The Practical Nursing program of Conestoga College has announced its award-winning students for the class
completing studies in the spring of 2002.

Marcia Dyce of Arthur is this year’s winner of the Sister Beatrice Schnarr Scholarship Award for academic excellence. The $250 award goes to the graduating student who demonstrates consistent excellent academic performance throughout the program in Nursing Theory and Nursing Practice courses.

Dawn Olender of Cambridge receives a plaque of recognition as winner of the Chair’s Award for general proficiency in practical nursing. The winner must achieve above-average grades in theory courses, demonstrate skill and ability when applying theory in clinical practice settings, and exhibit support and leadership when interacting with student peers.

Erica Ward of Branchton is winner of the $500 George Carl Watters Bird Scholarship for advanced study in the field of psychiatric nursing. In addition to a high level of academic performance, the winning student must also show superior assessment, listening and communication skills, demonstrate a strong interest in psychiatric nursing, and wish to pursue further training after graduation in the area of psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Practical Nursing is a 48-week program featuring increasingly complex and sophisticated skills required by today’s practical nurses in their role as an important part of the professional health care team, in settings as diverse as hospitals, residential facilities, nursing homes, clinics, community agencies, public institutions, and business and industry.

CONTACT: Nancy Hacking, 519-748-5220, ext. 3433 <>