CCCTC Practical Nursing Student, Dayna Kruis, Receives Sunflower Award

Pictured left to right: Cheryl Krieg, Nursing Program Director; Dayna Kruis, and Aleaha Barrett

Practical Nursing student, Dayna Kruis, was nominated for the January 2022 Sunflower Award by classmate Aleaha Barrett.  Dayna 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.

Aleaha had this to say about Dayna in her nomination: “She is so helpful. When you ask for help with anything, she not only will help, but she teaches you along the way.”

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