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May 4, 2004 2:41 PM

Health Sciences Graduating Students Earn Awards

Conestoga's School of Health Sciences, Community Services and Biotechnology has announced its award-winning students for the graduating class of the Paramedic and Practical Nursing programs.

Both are two-year, diploma-level programs. Paramedic deals with the skills needed to work as a pre-hospital/trauma care emergency professional. Conestoga graduates qualify to write the provincial Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certification exam.
Practical Nursing deals with the skills needed for primary care careers in the increasingly complex health care environment found in hospitals, nursing homes and community settings. Graduates qualify to write the national certification exam recognized by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Both programs contain significant clinical experience components.

Award winners from the Class of 2004 are as follows.

Cheryl Drewitz of Waterloo (Paramedic) - Drewitz has received a recognition plaque for winning the Conestoga College Paramedic Program Award, given by faculty for general proficiency and professionalism in all aspects of the program.

Tunde Fulei of Kitchener (Practical Nursing) - Fulei has received the $250 Sister Beatrice Schnarr Scholarship Award for academic excellence throughout the program, in both theory and clinical practice.

Richard Guy of Cambridge (Paramedic) - Guy has received recognition plaques associated with two awards: the Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services Award for outstanding achievement in theory and clinical practice, and the K and L Health Care Consultants Award for proficiency in practical paramedic skills.

Jean Jantzi of Milverton (Practical Nursing) - Jantzi has received $100 as winner of the Practical Nursing Faculty Award for general proficiency in theory studies and practical application of skills.

Amanda Majszki of Guelph (Practical Nursing) - Majszki has received a one-year membership in the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) in recognition of demonstrated academic, clinical and leadership skills, combined with support of the aims and activities of the RPNAO as a professional organization.

Thomas Moffatt of Paris (Paramedic) - Moffatt has received $150 as winner of the Waterloo Region Base Hospital Program Student Award for academic excellence and personal achievement through program studies.

Jessica Robb of St. Clements (Paramedic) - Robb has received a recognition plaque as winner of the Ontario Paramedic Association Employees Award for progressive personal and professional achievement over the course of her program studies.

Andrea Sippel of Stratford (Practical Nursing) - Sippel has received the $400 Palliative Care Award for academic and clinical performance, and the intention of pursuing career studies in palliative care nursing.

Jackie Vandermeyden of Guelph (Practical Nursing) - Vandermeyden has received the $500 George Carl Watters Bird Scholarship for academic and clinical achievement, and the intention of pursuing career studies in psychiatric nursing.

CONTACT: Nancy hacking, 519-748-5220, ext. 3433, nhacking@conestogac.on.ca


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