Dr. Jessica Peck presented 2020 CCN Distinguished Alumni Award
Each year, the Capstone College of Nursing Alumni Association recognizes a distinguished CCN graduate who has demonstrated continuous and exemplary contributions to the profession of nursing and/or healthcare as the recipient of CCN’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
This year, CCNAA is thrilled to honor Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP with this award. Dr. Peck is a 2012 graduate of the College’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program and continues to be an example of the key values of CCN: education, scholarship and service. Read more about her nursing journey here.
Stitched Together: Lifelong Learners Turned Lifelong Friends
With ever changing policies and evolving technology and procedures in the healthcare industry, becoming a nurse means committing to lifelong learning. A nurse must be able to adapt to changes, solve problems quickly at the bedside, and remain current on new techniques and best practices. While lifelong learning occurs constantly for nurses during practice and in clinical settings, many are led to return to the classroom and pursue advanced degrees.
“I finally took the plunge and applied secretly to an online program at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette,” said Dr. Shanan Cox. “I applied secretly because I honestly did not know if I would be able to write successfully and did not want others to know I had failed.”
“I wanted each block of the quilt to be something unique and personal to Dr. Hooper and me,” said Dr. Cox. “I wanted a design with Alabama in the middle, but on the blocks, I requested text. My favorite block is about the rubric. ‘Everything from page 1 to 100,000 will be on the exam. Please, refer to the rubric.’”
Read more about Dr. Cox's journey and the special connection she made with a mentor along the way here.