Students from Mid-Plains Community College were among those attending the 2017 Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Nebraska Fall Convention in Lincoln.
Pictured left to right are: RaeLynn Yetter, of North Platte; Kylie Jaques, of Grant; Gabriela Gonzalez-Huisenga, of Wallace; Jennifer Gaston, of Trenton and Cailee Zwickle, Jasmyn James, and Ashley Walkington, all of McCook.
The convention was Sept. 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. It offered a series of educational workshops for nurses and nursing students as well as a trade show.
Topics of the educational sessions included compliance, hospice, emotional support and the management of patients with a communicable disease.
Heath Boddy, president and chief executive officer of the Nebraska Health Care Association, and Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living were among the many who spoke at the conference. The men discussed contemporary health care concerns associated with long-term care and hospice nursing.
"The students really enjoyed their experience," said Lana Albrecht-Watson, MPCC nurse educator. "They were the only student representatives in the state at the LPNAN board meeting, where they had the opportunity to observe the election of state officers and were invited into the board's conversations. They represented MPCC very well."