More than 100 Owens Community College students have received honorary pins by the Nursing Department for academic achievements specific to registered and practical nursing.
The recent pinning ceremony is part of a traditional nursing practice, which honors students prior to beginning their careers within the health care community.
Registered nurse pinning recipients are: Matthew Babaki of Westlake, Gabrielle Barbara of Toledo, Jennifer Bare of Findlay, Aaron Baxter of Findlay, Colleen Belt of Waterville, Amy Bethel of Toledo, Brandy Boaston of Toledo, Heidi Bouillon of New Reigel, Judith Boyle of Toledo, Audrey Bradford of Cygnet, Antanai Brown of Toledo, Heather Campbell of Toledo, Sarah Chambers of Maumee, Debra Conkle of McComb, Kimberly Cousino of Toledo, Sara Coy of Oregon, April Davis of Toledo, Cassandra Dietrich of Toledo, Melissa Duly of Curtice, Brenda Dunning of Wauseon, Jeffrey Easterwood of Toledo, Laura Elliott of Toledo, Patricia Ferguson of Rossford, Wendy Ferris of Oregon, Lycrecia Fitch of Toledo, Heidi Folger of Toledo, Laura Frontz of Tiffin, Sarah Gedert of Perrysburg, Danielle Glover of Toledo, Rebecca Gluza of Toledo, Darlene Grey of Toledo, Jacob Grime of Archbold, Jennifer Haase of Findlay, Aaron Halstead of Toledo, Careigh Hand of Maumee, Melissa Hartenburg of Perrysburg, Kevin Hendricks of Delta, Jennifer Hill of Risingsun, Darlasia Hudspeth of Toledo, Danielle Inbody of Pandora, Alexis Johnson of Fremont, Cheryl Johnson of Toledo, Sarah Johnson of Holland, and Andrea Lofay of Tiffin.
Registered nursing students also receiving pinning honors include: Heather Luttke of Toledo, Shelby Majors of Toledo, Tiffany Mattys of Toledo, Terrie McDougle of Gilboa, Chelsey McMillan of Monroe, Mich., Grezen Micua of Toledo, M. Richard Middleton of Northwood, Elizabeth Montgomery of Jenera, Adam Montz of Carey, Nicholas Montz of Tiffin, Kelly Morrow of Maumee, Brianne Newcomer of Sycamore, Heather Nino of Genoa, Ann Palmer of Maumee, Megan Passet of Findlay, Holly Patton of Carey, Jennifer Phillips of Walbridge, Courtney Price of Findlay, Emily Rehklau of Toledo, Christine Roudebush of Perrysburg, Erica Russell of Toledo, Elizabeth Sanderson of Toledo, Connie Sayler of Blissfield, Mich., Cindy Schirack of Northwood, Andria Seifert of Toledo, Kathryn Serna of Swanton, Tonya Shank of Perrysburg, Katie Shrewsbury of Maumee, Shannon Smith of Toledo, Kim Spitnale of Toledo, Antoinette Stevens of Toledo, Candas Switzer of Tiffin, Renee Szablewski of Tiffin, Cheri Taulker of Fostoria, Jacqueline Trubisky of Painesville, Lanita Vance of Toledo, Sara Verhoff of Ottawa, Rachel Washer of Maumee, Lori Watson of Northwood, Sarah Webb of Toledo, Michael Wheeler of Holland, Sarah White of Findlay, Kayli Wiley of Maumee, Meshell Wilson of Perrysburg, Leigh Wright of Deshler, and Heather Zimmerman of Toledo.
Practical nursing students receiving their honorary pins are: Monica Aldrich of Fostoria, Ashley Cole of Findlay, Tammy Douglas of Findlay, David Foust of Findlay, Kelsey Helfer of Findlay, Dusti Herz of Van Buren, Amy Hoffman of Napoleon, Traci Hotelling of Findlay, Lindsey Iler of Bowling Green, Ashley Nelson of Findlay, Claire Vroman of Findlay, Rhonda Wells of Findlay, and Kari Yaney of Swanton.
Owens’ registered nursing program requires 73 credit hours of coursework, which includes courses in nutrition, nursing concepts, pharmacology, psychology, nursing skills, adult health issues, anatomy and physiology, obstetrics, pediatrics and geriatrics, as well as other program course requirements. Graduated students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination to become a registered nurse.
Owens’ practical nursing certificate requires 43 credit hours of coursework, which includes courses in basic nutrition, nursing trends, pharmacology, general psychology, nursing care of adults, and human anatomy and physiology, as well as other course requirements. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination to become a licensed practical nurse.