Owens healthcare programs award 51 certifications


A total of 51 students in the School of Nursing and Health Professions completed their short-term certifications and received recognition at an on-campus ceremony.

Medical Coding had 13 completers, followed by Dental Assisting and Sterile Processing with 12 apiece. The ceremony also featured students from the Certified Personal Trainer (eight) and Medical Assisting (six) programs.

“We are so proud of these students for their hard work and commitment to their education,” said Cathy Ford, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions. “They are now ready to begin their new professions.”

Each healthcare program named outstanding students:

• Certified Personal Trainer: Cortasha Richardson, Luckey

• Dental Assisting: Megan Wise, Monroeville

• Medical Assisting: Jose Zanzon Jr., Rossford

• Medical Coding: Kristen Endicott, Wayne

• Sterile Processing: Elle Howell, Rossford and Claire Ulrich, Toledo

The School of Nursing and Health Professions will move to the new $31.3 million Healthcare Education Center in the 2024-25 academic year. The new facility will partially open for Fall 2024 and will be completed for the start of Spring 2025.

For more information about School of Nursing and Health Professions degrees and certifications, visit www.owens.edu/snhp.

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