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Cerro Coso Nursing student wins KindleFire

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April 2, 2012

First semester nursing student Nickie Rothwell applied for scholarships at Cerro Coso this spring and got more than she expected. The names of eligible scholarship applicants were entered into a drawing for a brand new KindleFire, provided by a generous anonymous donor. Nickie was the lucky winner. Nickie is in Cerro Coso's Nursing Program and drives all the way to the Ridgecrest campus every day from Lake Isabella to attend classes. She is currently working as a Certified Nursing Assistant laying the groundwork for her nursing career. Her goal is to earn a Baccalaureate Degree and Master's Degree in Nursing. Working with cancer patients, their families, and caregivers is what ultimately drove Nickie to return to school and complete her training in Nursing. She intends to be a contributing member of the nursing profession. "I wish to be a reliable source of care for those in need and to be a trusted member of the healthcare team that is a part of caring and improving the health and wellbeing of patients and their families," stated Nickie. Congratulations Nickie!


Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260