Pictured left to right: Tonya Saggese, Nursing Program Director; Kaitlyn Best, Lia Patton, and Pamela Hunt
Practical Nursing Student, Kaitlyn Best was nominated for the July 2023 Sunflower Award by classmates Lisa Patton and Pamela Hunt. Kaitlyn is being ecognized for her strengths in going above and beyond expectations in the care of her patients, support to fellow students, facility members or communities.
The sunflower was chosen as it represents happiness, optimism, honesty, longevity, peace, admiration, and devotion. The sunflower surpasses all others in terms of its universal power to bring people joy – all qualities future nurses hope to possess and show to their patients. The student is nominated by fellow students, patients, instructors or anyone who has been touched and inspired by their work, kindness, compassion, and dedication.
Students had this to say in their nominations: “At clinical she always has a smile that she passes onto her patients. Kaitlyn always asks if help is needed and is excited to learn and try new skills. She will make a caring nurse.”