Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Reynolds Nursing Program Graduate Recognized


Katy Wiggins is exceptional. Her nursing career is exceptional. Katie is an exceptional graduate of Reynolds nursing program.

Katy Wiggins, BSN, RN has been recognized by the Virginia Nurses Association as one of the top 40 nurses under the age of 40 in the Commonwealth. Award winners are chosen for their professionalism in practice, their leadership, and positive promotion and advancement of the nursing profession. Katy was selected from a record number of nominations. She will receive her award at the annual Virginia Nurses Foundation Gala on September 22. 

“Katy never hesitates to roll up her sleeves and get on the front line,” says Southside Physician Network director Joanne Austin. “It is a pleasure to work with such a wonderful, caring, professional registered nurse.”* 

“This is an amazing accomplishment. It really encompasses my nursing career thus far. This award is dedicated to my family, professors, peers, managers and administrators who have helped mold me into the nurse I am today,” said Katy.* 

Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Susan Hunter had this to say: “We celebrate the success of our all our graduates. We take a great deal of pride when one of them distinguishes themselves, such as Katy, with this wonderful recognition. While we take it as a compliment for the education, we offer at Reynolds, clearly, Katy has worked hard to garner the recognition within the medical community. There is nothing more powerful than having your peers recognize your work. We are very proud of her.”

Katy graduated from Reynolds nursing program in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2017 from Western Governors University and is now working on her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management at Western Governors. She expects to graduate in January 2019.

(*Austin and Wiggins Quotes from Progress-Index)