Red Cloud woman named MPCC Nursing Student of the Month

Della McDole
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Della McDole, of Red Cloud, has been selected as Mid-Plains Community College’s Nursing Student of the Month for November. 

“Della is a positive senior nursing student with a great attitude and a willingness to help others,” said Lana Albrecht-Watson, Associate Degree Nursing instructor. “She is strong academically and is a dedicated math tutor for the first-year and [Licensed Practical Nursing] students. Della provides a kind and caring bedside manner and acts as a positive role model for her peers and others in the nursing profession.”

McDole is a non-traditional student at MPCC. She graduated from Red Cloud High School in 2011. She is on track to graduate in May from Mid-Plains, where she enrolled based upon the college’s affordability and small class sizes.

“MPCC has helped me grow as a person,” McDole said. “The instructors have encouraged me and pushed me to be better.”

Nursing instructor Addie Schaeffer praised McDole’s attitude in the classroom and said McDole is an active participant in lecture discussions.

“Della shows kindness in her interactions with other students, and her grades reflect the dedication and hard work she puts forth in the nursing program,” said Schaeffer.

McDole is a member of MPCC’s chapter of the Nebraska State Student Nurses Association and enjoys yarn and needle crafts, reading novels and playing with her dog.

Her future plans include obtaining a job as a registered nurse and moving closer to her family. McDole is the daughter of Hayes and Lolita McDole, of Red Cloud.