Nash Community College is pleased to announce its recent Nurse Aide I (NAI) and Nurse Aide II (NAII) graduates.
The Nurse Aide I course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients in a health care setting. “NAI students are often surprised at the range of topics the NAI course covers – everything from the legalities of healthcare to proper infection control techniques to how to deal with patients who are terminally ill,” Nurse Aide Program Coordinator Rita Joyner said. Once a student completes the NAI course and passes the state mandated NAI exam they are certified to work in a variety of healthcare setting and to function along with the nurse as a vital part of the healthcare team. “Many NAI graduates go on to nursing school. The NAI course gives them a solid foundation to further their education in healthcare,” Joyner said.
NAII students are often seasoned in providing direct patient care and wish to expand their knowledge. Having a NAII certification often helps graduates secure a promotion in the field. “It is rewarding to see the students develop and expand their skills as they prepare to enter, or progress, in the field of healthcare.” NAII graduates are eligible to apply for the North Carolina State Board of Nursing NAII credential.
For more information on Nash Community College’s Nurse Aide program, call 252-451-8352.
Eight students graduated from Nash Community College’s Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center pre-Kindergarten class last week. Pictured on the front row, from left: marshal Ayaan Lynch and graduates William Sidney Doll, Alexis Mikayla Phillips, Louis Anthony Rawls, Jr., Abigail Lorraine Vann, Kaydin Renee Shook, Abigail Grace Whistler, Ayden Scott Whitehurst and Carson Pate Williams. Back row, from left: Center Director Angela Nieves, Instructor Cheri Pinner and NCC President Dr. Bill Carver.
The Child Development Center opened its doors in August 1999 and serves children from birth through five years old from families of college employees, students and the community. The Five-Star licensed center operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. A recent expansion added college classroom space to the building, providing NCC Early Childhood Education students easy access to a real world lab setting enabling them to acquire valuable skills through observation and interaction with children and experienced teachers.
For more information about the Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center, call 252-451-1388, email email@example.com or visit www.nashcc.edu/cdc.
Officer Sarah Wiggins was recently appointed as a part-time officer with Nash Community College’s Police Department. Wiggins is employed as Company Police Administrator for the North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division.
The NCC Police Department employs a chief, three full-time officers who also serve as instructors, and one part-time officer. Each officer is sworn by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division, and holds full arrest authority and jurisdiction on campus-owned and controlled property. At minimum, one Nash County Sheriff Deputy is also on duty during operating hours.
NCC Police Officers work varying schedules allowing extended coverage and provide support during special occasions on campus and at large events. They are empowered to protect the campus and enforce state and municipal laws, and College rules and regulations.
For more information, please call 252-451-8313.
Nash Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business organization received chapter and individual honors at the 59th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Charlotte. Computer Information Technologies students Andrea Hill, Ruby Leak and Travis Smith, Accounting student James Ford, Advertising and Graphic Design student David Watts and co-advisors Chris Morgan, Computer Information Technologies Department, and Instructor Nakisha Floyd represented the College at the conference.
The group brought home first place in the Free Enterprise category for their involvement in the Communities in Schools annual Financial Literacy Retreat hosted at Nash Community College in October. At the retreat, PBL members assisted in teaching area seventh graders personal financial responsibility. NCC was also recognized as Chapter of the Year in the professional division for recruiting the most new professional division members and earned the Terry Lowrance Leadership Award for participating in various activities throughout the year.
NCC placed first in the eastern region for professional division chapter affiliation membership, second place in the professional division for membership, second place in the eastern region for largest percentage increase in chapter student membership, third place among the eastern region for the largest increase in chapter membership. The NCC chapter also received recognition for professional division membership recruitment and was awarded the Membership Madness Award for new chapter member recruitment.
First place in North Carolina for Database Design and Applications was awarded to Travis Smith of Louisburg. Andrea Hill, of Rocky Mount, received fourth place in the state for Networking Concepts. Ruby Leak, of Rocky Mount, was awarded sixth place for job interview. Accounting student James Ford of Spring Hope placed eighth for Accounting principles. Both, Leak and Ford were recognized in the Who’s Who in North Carolina category. All five NCC chapter representatives were awarded certificates for completing the leadership development program.
Phi Beta Lambda is an organization open to all curriculum students who are interested in business. The organization gives students the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and business skills to assist them in furthering their careers. PBL connects business students with business contacts and local business leaders. It also gives students the chance to compete with other students from across the state and nation for recognition as top students in a variety of business-related topics. PBL assists students by enhancing their résumés with leadership opportunities and award recognition.
NCC students Ruby Leak and Travis Smith, along with their advisors, will travel to Anaheim, California later this month to present at the 2013 National Leadership Conference.
Pictured above from left: Accounting student James Ford, Advisor Chris Morgan, Advertising and Graphic Design student David Watts, Computer Information Technologies student Travis Smith, Computer Information Technologies student Ruby Leak, Computer Information Technologies student Andrea Hill and Advisor Nakisha Floyd.
Nash Community College Drama Club presents a special summer exclusive production. In the spirit of Vaudeville with an improvisational flair, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is one of the most unique shows to ever hit the stage.
In this one hilarious performance, three extraordinary actors present all of Shakespeare’s plays. An exciting comedy including a football game, a wonderful rap and more are just a few of the many delightfully singular situations you will encounter as you enjoy and become a part of this exceptional production.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm June 7 & 8 and June 21 & 22. All shows start at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building auditorium room 7104. Tickets are only $5 and will be sold at the door.
Dr. Mary Wayne Watson, Professor of Humanities at Nash Community College (NCC), will offer the second in a summer series of scholarly lectures from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on June 24, 2013. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Watson’s subject will be “The Sandhills: The Comfort of Tradition and Ritual.” Dr. Watson will be introduced by Dean of Instruction, Mike Latham. The presentation will be held as part of Mr. Bill O’Boyle’s mythology and folklore class in Room 2101, Building B, on the NCC campus.
It has been said that Riverton, (near Wagram in Scotland County, North Carolina), ancestral home of poet John Charles McNeill and historian Gerald Johnson, is not a “place but a state of mind.” Certainly tradition abounds in this tiny Scottish settlement on the banks of the Lumbee River. Riverton Nights, held regularly, resemble the original ceilidhs of the Scottish Highlands, where everyone has an opportunity to perform. Dr. Hudson McMillan, serving as a Baptist missionary to China, was imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp prior to World War II. From his confinement, he wrote journal accounts of Riverton Nights in Scotland County. The format for these gatherings remains unchanged to this day! This presentation will focus on folklore associated with the “old country” of Scotland also seen in Scotland County and surrounding counties.
Dr. Watson, a North Carolina Humanities Council “Road Scholar,” currently teaches English composition, literature-based research, film, and British and American literature at NCC. Now a Knightdale resident, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UNC at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Andrew Small, Nash Community College’s Director of Electronic Media, was the 2013 J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Staff Award recipient. Small has been employed with Nash Community College since 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Auburn University.