Conestoga news

January 7, 2003 3:31 PM

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 2002 in full-time certificate-level Health Sciences programs.

Three winners are from the Practical Nursing program, offered at the Doon campus in Kitchener. The other three are from the 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
Bonnie Bettridge of Guelph 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.
Catherine Christian of Kitchener is winner of the Chair's Award for General Proficiency in Practical Nursing, which consists of a recognition plaque. Criteria for selection include achievement in theory courses, effective practice in clinical settings, plus demonstrated support of student colleagues throughout all aspects of the program.
Angela Franklin of Tillsonburg 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.

Personal Support Worker
Esther Asare of Guelph is winner of a specially-designed program pin, which denotes the Faculty Award for General Proficiency in Supportive Care. The award recognizes achievement in theory courses, and, more important, effective application of this knowledge through successful performance in clinical practice.
Katheran McGregor of Kitchener 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.
Cathy Reiber of Waterloo 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 aspects of the program.

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