Each graduation, an Outstanding Student receives an award for exemplary performance during their education. This week Kiona Johnson of the Practical Nursing program received the award for Great Lakes at our Fall 2017 graduation ceremony. Here is what Vickie Clements, Director of Education, said about her at the event.
We are very honored to recognize Kiona as a graduate from our first class of practical nurses. Kiona was nominated by Program Director Dawn Johnson and others were very quick to support her for this award. Kiona started the program in July 2016 and very shortly after, she experienced a tremendous personal loss, yet she still continued to push herself to stay in school and complete her courses. Dr. Johnson says of Kiona, "She prevailed over many obstacles during school and never once complained. There are very few people who could have done what Kiona did."
This month, Kiona also passed her nursing boards and is well on her way to a great future. We congratulate her on all her success.