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Twenty NCK Tech graduates earn nursing pins

North Central Kansas (NCK) Technical College honored a total of 20 nursing graduates who received their nursing pins Friday at the Beloit High School gymnasium. A special award was presented by Stephanie Simmons, Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation Executive Director, with a $500 scholarship to nursing graduate Karen Finney, Beloit. Two added $500 scholarships this year, donated by S&S Drug of Beloit, were received by Meghan Augustine and Justin Towery.

"From your first clinical's and continuing on, these precious moments will lead you through you journey," said Simmons. "These scholarships will help promote excellence in healthcare and help groom next years healthcare workers."

The Rex and Berniece Hodler Scholarships were presented to Meg Williams and Amanda Wagoner. Making the Deans Honor Roll were graduates Raelynn Caito, Karen Finney, Justin Towery and Amanda Wagoner.

NCK Tech Assistant Director of Nursing, Melissa Crump said to the graduates, "You now have the opportunity to help others. Stay flexible and adaptable in the healthcare profession. Continue to educate yourselves."

"The sky is the limit of the successes you work for," said Crump. "Find mentors and allow them to help you and learn from them. Success is the result of excellence and learning from your mistakes. The highest priority is that of caring. Compassion is the most important. Treat patients with respect and treat them as an individual."

"I wish for you to find the happiness and fulfillment of being a nurse," Crump said. "I wish the best of luck to each and everyone of you. Each of you have a spark."

To read more of this story, see the May 13 edition of the Beloit Call...

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