Nursing Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

December 8, 2020 |

East Central College nursing students were recognized Dec. 3 during a pinning ceremony for LPN-RN Bridge Graduates.

Four nursing students were recognized for outstanding clinical and classroom work: Brittany Loll, Lacey Sauer, Kristina Downs and Justin Ard.

The ECC Nursing Program typically holds a formal ceremony for its pinning ceremony, inviting family, friends, faculty and administration. This year there was a smaller event with ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer, Vice President of Academic Affairs Robyn Walter and ECC Rolla Director Christina Ayres, as well as nursing program coordinators and faculty members.

The pinning ceremony recognizes Licensed Practical Nurses who continue their education to become Registered Nurses.

ECC Outstanding Student Nurse

Brittany Loll received the ECC Outstanding Student Nurse award. Loll is an excellent student in the classroom and clinical arena.

To be considered for the Outstanding Nursing Student award, ECC has had to make a difference in the life of the student.

For most of the award recipients, had ECC not been in their community, they most likely would not have realized the dream of becoming a registered nurse.

 

Pictured, from left, are Julie Chirban, Bridge Instructor, Judy Bieker, Nursing Program Coordinator, Union; Brittany Loll, ECC Outstanding Student Nurse; Laura McDonald, Nursing Program Coordinator, Rolla; and Barb McNamara, Bridge Instructor.

Spirit of Clinical Excellence

The awards for Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing is presented to graduating nurses who demonstrate characteristics of caring and compassion, the spirit of inquiry, exceptional critical thinking and decision making and have superior organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize.

There were three awards presented to students who work with ECCā€™s clinical partners.

Lacey Sauer ā€” Phelps Health Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing.

Pictured, from left, are Julie Chirban, Bridge Instructor, Judy Bieker Nursing Program Coordinator, Union; Lacey Sauer, Phelps Health Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing; Laura McDonald, Nursing Program Coordinator, Roll; Barb McNamara, Bridge Instructor

 

Kristina Downs ā€” Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing.

 

From left are Julie Chirban, Bridge Instructor, Judy Bieker Nursing Program Coordinator, Union; Kristina Downs, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing; Laura McDonald, Nursing Program Coordinator, Rolla; Barb McNamara, Bridge Instructor

 

Justin Ard ā€” Mercy Washington Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing.

Julie Chirban, Bridge Instructor, Judy Bieker Nursing Program Coordinator, Union; Justin Ard, Mercy Washington Spirit of Clinical Excellence in Nursing; Laura McDonald, Nursing Program Coordinator, Rolla; Barb McNamara, Bridge Instructor