Snow nursing students earn national honors
EPHRAIM—Several Snow College nursing students from both the Richfield and Ephraim campuses took top awards in competition at a conference in Nashville, Tenn. over the summer.
The conference, held June 21-15, was sponsored by the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). HOSA is an international organization with 200,000 members, primarily middle school, high school and college students preparing for health occupations.
The local students were directed by Amber Epling, RN, director of the Department of Allied Health, which is based on the Snow College Richfield campus.
Lonnie Kruse, Richfield, took first place on a pharmacology test and received a $1,000 scholarship from CVS Pharmacy.
Autumn James of Marysvale and Kiley Shepherd of Richfield took first place in CPR/first aid.
Ashley White of Richfield took first place and Rosy Jolley of Monroe third place in medical photography.
Braden Berrett of Ephraim took sixth place in medical spelling. Brooke Lamb of Richfield place in the top 10 in job-seeking skills, and Cheyenne Ramone of Ephraim competed in medical math.
The Department of Allied Health includes an LPN program, with 32 students currently enrolled; an RN program with 40 students; and a certified nurse assistant (CNA) and a pharmacy technician program.