BSCTC nursing alumni and students administer COVID vaccine at Pikeville Medical Center
BSCTC Nursing Students and Alumni Distribute COVID Vaccine at PMC
Prestonsburg, Ky – On Wednesday, January 13, BSCTC nursing professor Teddie Ratliff and nursing students Andrew Lester, Blake (Robert) Kiser, Brittany Little, and Selena Murphy participated in the drive-through vaccination program provided by Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).
Professor Teddie Ratliff stated, “I do believe last night was one of the memorable moments of my life – being a part of history delivering COVID-19 vaccines. I was so thrilled students volunteered to participate. When they realized what they were a part of – they felt the same.”
Cheryl Hickman, PMC RN, Senior Vice- President/Chief Regulatory Officer, and BSCTC professors trained nursing students to administer the vaccine. Hickman is a member of the first graduating nursing program of Prestonsburg Community College (PCC), 1974. Professor Ratliff, RN, MSN, is a 1983 graduate of PCC School of Nursing.
“We are very proud to be a part of such a powerful continuum of healthcare service to our region. We are humbled to have been given an opportunity during a milestone time of COVID and the delivery of a breakthrough vaccine,” stated Dr. Sherry Zylka, President/CEO of BSCTC.
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