CCC Practical Nursing students place during MS LPN Association convention
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Practical Nursing (PN) students recently attended the Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurses Association (MLPNA) convention, bringing home several awards.

CCC Practical Nursing students place during MS LPN Association convention

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon May 4, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College Practical Nursing (PN) students recently attended the Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurses Association (MLPNA) convention, bringing home several awards.

Founded in 1970, MLPNA is a professional organization made up of over 13,000 Licensed Practical Nurse  (LPNs) in Mississippi whose mission is to enhance the growth of the professional role of the LPN on the healthcare team in Mississippi.

CCC PN students joined students from 17 other Practical Nursing schools across the state for the annual convention, hosted April 15-17 in Biloxi. The convention included NCLEX review sessions to help prepare for the LPN licensure exam as well as sessions on Pharmacology, Diabetes, Wound Care, Civility in the Workplace and a student competition where the future LPNs put their skills to the test.

CCC PN students Taja Braxton, Kandi Jones, & Valerie Lucas placed 3rd place in the team competition "Gather the Supplies" which entailed identifying various supplies used by nurses. Also, PN student Sarah Thomas placed 2nd place in the individual competition "Name that Body Part”.

“They thoroughly enjoyed the conference and were proud of their accomplishments,” said CCC PN Instructor Chequita Dixon. “This conference increased student morale and gave them the boost they needed to complete the program.  Our students represented the PN Program and Coahoma well.”

According to CCC Dean of Health Sciences Beverly Overton, the victory is especially significant given that this is the first time CCC has been represented at the convention in several years.

“We are very proud of our students,” Overton said.