Tag «Health Science Institute»

Thanks to SkillUP, these Kansas Citians are acquiring job skills at MCC for free

Minutes before entering a classroom at Metropolitan Community College’s Health Science Institute, Katrinia Maldonado admitted to being both excited and anxious. “This is my first time ever being able to attend college,” said Maldonado, who woke up this day “with tears in my eyes” because she’s finally following her dreams. With her new pink-and-white polka-dotted …

#MCCGrads2017: Occupational therapy student cited for his compassion

Ask anyone who taught or worked with Metropolitan Community College student Dustin Weedman and the kudos range from “outstanding” to “super.” Those who have encountered the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program student as he wraps us his final semester at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. …

Why a middle school teacher came to MCC to become an EMT

Stacy Williamson admits feeling a rush whenever she spots the flashing lights, hears the siren. “Every time an ambulance goes by,” she says, “my heart goes pitter-patter. I’m like, ooh, where are they going?” It’s been that way since she was a kid. She always wanted to be an EMT — emergency medical technician — …

MCC-Penn Valley grad first to receive new national award for patient safety

Michael Blomquist, a Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley graduate, is the first recipient of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Blomquist is currently an educational specialist at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning. The Institute provides advanced health care education to ensure optimal education and patient outcomes at …