Practical Nursing Student Receives Scholarship

March 20, 2013

Practical Nursing Student
Wiregrass student Kayla Stevens and her mother Brenda Stevens.

Douglas, GA— Wiregrass practical nursing student Kayla Stevens was awarded the 2013 Coffee Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship. The annual scholarship is given to an allied health student on the Coffee Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. All allied health students are eligible to participate and must submit an essay to the Auxiliary Committee.

This year’s essay topic was “Why I Want to Work in the Healthcare Field.” In her essay, Kayla wrote that she knew the medical field was for her when someone questioned her desire to become a nurse. In response to that person’s question she wrote “If I didn’t become a nurse or work in the field of healthcare, what else could I do? I drew a blank. There is nothing I could see myself doing. No other field of work gives me a sense of belonging like the healthcare field.” Kayla was awarded a $500 scholarship from the committee.

Kayla was encouraged by her instructors Katie Davis, Deidra Floyd, Kym Anderson, and Donna Corbitt to apply for the scholarship. The Coffee Campus offers several programs in the health care field including practical nursing, EMS professions, medical assisting, patient care assisting, nurse aide, and phlebotomy technician. Summer Semester begins May 20 and new student applications are being accepted now.