Reynolds recently recognized 61 students who completed the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. Held in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library Technology Center, the ceremony opened with a welcome by Reynolds President Dr. Gary Rhodes and inspirational words from Joe Mazzo, RN, BSN, MA, FACHE, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the HCA Virginia John Randolph Medical Center.
“You’re venturing into a profession where you will be asked a lot of different questions. Get use to that,” Mazzo said while addressing the graduates. “I challenge you to accept that you don’t know everything. I don’t know everything and I have found out the more I learn, the more I find out the more I don’t know. You weren’t born a nurse – we’re always learning. Encourage people to ask questions – train them, motivate them. We’re all in this together.”
The Reynolds’ Nursing Program is designed to prepare its students to serve as collaborative members of nursing care teams and to provide direct care to patients in a variety of health service facilities and agencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to take the licensing examination to become Registered Nurses.