Pictured Front row, left to right: Zelda Jarrett and Tonya Saggese, Nursing Program Director; Second Row: Tabitha Henschel, Tessa Irvin, Audra Graham, Claudia Johns, Jacob Doran, and Loreli Pearsall
Practical Nursing Student, Zelda Jarrett, was nominated for the September 2023 Sunflower Award by classmates Jacob Doran, Audra Graham, Tabitha Henschel, Tessa Irvin, Claudia Johns and Loreli Pearsall. Zelda 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. Students had this to say in their nominations: “Zelda makes study guides for every test and gives them to the class, she is always willing to help others and wants them to succeed. She’s a Rockstar and encourages us all when we aren’t feeling confident. Zelda brings joy to the class