Pictured left to right: Tonya Saggese, Nursing Program Director; Lisa Patton, and Pamela Hunt
Practical Nursing Student, Lisa Patton, was nominated for the May 2023 Sunflower Award by classmate Pamela Hunt. Lisa is being recognized 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.
Pam had this to say in her nominations: “Lisa is always helpful. She is very caring to her patients and is going to make a great nurse.”