Huntsville, TX - Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing Graduates 44th Class
Twenty-one 21 graduating members of this year's Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing at Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH) recently celebrated their commencement at the First United Methodist Church of Huntsville.
The group marks the 44th class to graduate from the school. In her opening remarks, Sally Nelson, chief executive officer at HMH, reminded the group to always show compassion to their patients and advocate for their needs.
"You are entering healthcare in a most challenging time and have chosen a career in a field that is highly regulated," she said. "But you are also in a very unique profession where you can demonstrate your level of care and commitment to your patients every single day."
Recalling her first days as a nurse, guest speaker Heather Bauer, LVN, a 2006 graduate of the HMH program, assured the new grads the skills and knowledge they learned in the classroom will carry over to their careers.
"Three days after graduation I was at work at Huntsville Memorial on 3 East," she said. "I was scared and shy, but prayed for confidence and strength to help me help my patients. By the end of the week, I felt more prepared to assist my patients and discovered how and when to ask for help."
The event also included the presentation of the annual Patsy Woodall award for leadership, which was bestowed on Andrea Bell. Other graduates included Racheal Bailey, Bobby Bates, Rhonda Blair, Holly Botard, Joe Cano, Evalee Chenault, John Fawcett, Elizabeth French, Kandy Hightower, Deanna Horton, Christian Igodo, Heidi LeClair, Jennifer Libby, Karrie Love, Osreca Miller, Kristin Mizrany, Pamela Ogle, Alivia Ronsonette, Hollie Selman and Angela Wills.