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Lander Nursing Students Earn Honors

January 16, 2015
Six students were honored recently when Lander University's William Preston Turner School of Nursing held its annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony as a prelude to the university's December graduation.

Brittany Walker, of Anderson, received the Faculty Award of Excellence, which recognizes a graduating nursing student who demonstrates the greatest promise of making significant contributions to the profession of nursing. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0, and be active in student nurses' activities, including departmental committees.

Valerie Chapman, of Abbeville, was selected to receive the Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding clinical practice, client-centered care, innovation in nursing care and practice, and demonstration of management and problem-solving skills.

Receiving the Professional Nursing Award were Julianna Stanfield, of Saluda, and Johnathan Farrow, of Gray Court. Recipients of the award must demonstrate leadership qualities in the practice of professional nursing, including participation in the Student Nurses’ Association and other health-related community activities.

Tammy Mathis, of Greenwood, received the Nursing Leadership Award given by Self Regional Healthcare. The award honors a student who demonstrates emerging ability to advance the practice of professional nursing, either through creative leadership of the health care team in planning, coordinating and evaluating health care delivery, or through the use of research to solve nursing care problems.

Staci Reeves, of Rock Hill, was the recipient of the Professional Development Award, which recognizes a Lander nursing student who shows substantial professional growth and development.

During the ceremony, which was held in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, the School of Nursing also awarded pins to all students graduating in the pre-licensure and RN-BSN degree programs.