2021 December Professional of the Month
Congrats to December 2021 Professional of the Month, Raegan Bechard! Raegan is a senior at Cony enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Capital Area Technical Center. She didn’t plan to take the CNA program this year, but signed up after meeting with college admissions representatives that told her if she wanted to pursue a medical program in college, she should take the CNA program. Raegan is very happy she was pointed in that direction. She feels that the combination of the program’s information and hands-on experiences has been very beneficial. She loves working with residents in the nursing homes and making them smile and laugh. She is grateful for her instructor, Mrs. Deborah Warnke-Belanger, who has years of nursing experience and has been able to share little tricks and tips to make things easier. Mrs. Belanger says about Raegan, “I’m very proud of Raegan for her outstanding academic achievements and quality work in the nursing assistant course. Raegan focuses on the important work that a nursing assistant performs at the bedside each and every day. Her eagerness to learn, class contributions, caring gestures, and display of quality clinical skills are just a few of her attributes that deserve this recognition. Raegan’s perpetual optimism and kind spirit are present in the classroom and clinical environment.” When she is not in school, Raegan is the captain of Cony’s basketball team and in the spring will play lacrosse. She also likes to spend time with her family and friends. In the fall, Raegan plans to attend the University of New Hampshire and major in Health Sciences with the long-term goal of becoming a Physician’s Assistant.