Adult Center receives $186,800 Nursing Grant

Tri-Rivers School of Practical Nursing recently received an $186,800 grant from the Ohio Board Nursing’s Nurse Education Grant Program. The funds will be used to offer an additional evening program, according to Emeline Kelly, nursing education programs manager for the school.
“Tri-Rivers will use the money to help launch an evening program that can be completed in 15 months,” explained Kelly. “It will be a more intensive program than our current 20-month evening part-time program and will offer another alternative to our school’s regular 10-month full-time day program.” Read more

Tri-Rivers Nursing Graduates

The 2011 Tri-Rivers School of Practical Nursing and School of Nursing LPN to RN Diploma programs graduation was held June 17 at the historic Palace Theatre in down town Marion, Ohio.

LPN to RN Diploma Program 2011 Graduates:

Row 1-Alexandria Dunn, Parish Smith, Bonnie Dye, Ben Obeng, Edeisha Brooks. Row 2-Andrea Schofield, Tiffany Williamson, Janette Harris, Angela Raypole*, Dina Rudd*, Virginia Baker, Fannie Milner*, Mark Davis. On Steps-Tara Siders*, Donna Vent, Karen Miller*, Megan Newman*, Shana Parish, Courtnie Hankins, Sara Abrams and Nicole Johnson. *Graduating with honors.

LPN to RN Awards:
Judith Ryan Higel Award– Megan Newman (Upper Sandusky);Highest Academic Achievement Award – Dina Kay Rudd (Marion);Exceptional Leadership Award: Shana Parish (Caledonia);Perfect Attendance: Jannette Harris (Delaware); Karen Miller (Upper Sandusky); Fannie Milner (Mansfield); Megan Newman (Upper Sandusky); Angela Raypole (Sycamore); Tiffany Williamson (Marion).

Students received highest score in the following assessments—
RN Fundamentals for Nursing ATI Assessment: Andrea Schofield (Delaware); RN Mental Health Nursing ATI Assessment: Megan Newman (Upper Sandusky);RN Leadership ATI Assessment: Bonnie Dye (Bucyrus) and Virginia Baker (Galion); RN Pharmacology ATI Assessment: Karen Miller (Upper Sandusky) and Virginia Baker (Galion); RN Adult Medical – Surgical Nursing ATI Assessment: Virginia Baker (Galion); RN Community Health ATI Assessment: Karen Miller (Upper Sandusky), Virginia Baker (Galion)., and Bonnie Dye (Bucyrus); RN Comprehensive Predictor Test: Virginia Baker (Galion).


PN Class of 2011: 

Row 1-Sherry Kavanagh*, Olci Souza De Oliveira, Holly DeHaven, Effie Laub, Lindsey Shull-LPN, Darian Hempy, Rachel Hawk, Melinda Gregg*.

Row 2-Kimberly Dodd, Jessica Harper, Sarah Berridge, Candace Hardy, LeAnn Bosley, Lynne Severns, Megan Stockmaster, Holly Kindell, Emily Stacy, Ashley Jodrey-LPN.

Row 3-Susan Coolbaugh, Amber Cooper, Shannon Klotts, Vicki Ballenger, Kalee Price, Martha Silva-Stefanka, Janet Heertel, Sharon Hughes, Amanda McDaniel, David Taylor-LPN, Brandi Granger-LPN , Michelle Childers. On Steps-Jennifer Bosley, Kristina Goad, Shannon Hedges, Nicole Morris, Lori Sheets, Barbara Lyman, Melissa Blubaugh, Sandra Ramey, Kinzie Porter, Heather McIntire, Stephen McIntire, Jan Waterer, Shanna Hill, Danielle Amato, Tina Smith and Kimberly Fairchild.

Not pictured: Kimberly Brill-LPN, Nealie Klein-LPN, Lacey Alexander, Julie Ross-LPN, Debbie Scaggs-LPN, Carmen Casto-LPN, Jill Thomas-LPN, Tamika Benedict-LPN, Jaime Goodman-LPN, Kristina Crawford-LPN.*Graduating with honors.

Practical Nursing Program – AwardsMargaret Helen Gast Award – Sherry Kavanagh (Marysville) and Melinda Gregg (Mt. Gilead); Exceptional Leadership Award: Darian Hempy (Marion); Perfect Attendance—Lynn Severns (Morral)

Students receiving the highest score in the following assessments:
PN Fundamentals for Nursing ATI Assessment: Sherry Kavanagh (Marysville); PN Mental Health ATI Assessment: Vickie Ballenger (Ashley); PN Pharmacology ATI Assessment: Barbara Lyman (Mt.Gilead); PN Maternal Newborn ATI Assessment: Barbara Lyman (Mt.Gilead) and PN Comprehensive Predictor Test: Barbara Lyman (Mt.Gilead).

The keynote speaker was Superintendent Charles Speelman.

Presenting the diplomas and pins were PN Administrator Emeline Kelly, Instructor Cynthia Salyer, RN Administrator Jasmine Rausch, Board President Mickey Landon and Adult Director Richard George. The LPN to RN address was given by Shana Parish, student council president. The PN address was given by Darian Hempy, student council president.

Special thanks to organist Angie Carbetta, soloist Jennifer Schaeffer, and Twig V representatives for the presentation of flowers to each graduate.




Welcome PN & LPN to RN students

Tri-Rivers welcomed the new Adult Education Practical Nursing and LPN to RN classes Wednesday, May 25 during orientation day. The focus of the day-long orientation was Believe, Connect and Achieve.

The students were welcomed by Superintendent Charles Speelman, Adult Director Richard George, Nursing Education Programs Manager Emeline Kelly and all the instructors and staff. Kelly told them their first achievement was getting accepted into the programs. George explained to the students the importance of connecting with family, friends and instructors throughout the program. Superintendent Speelman encouraged students to believe in themselves to make good decisions by  analyzing the risks, gathering facts,  and creating a viable  plan.