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SJVC Visalia LVN students helping Project Homeless Connect

Visalia’s vocational nursing students join local effort to help the homeless

by Nyla on February 11, 2019

It is not uncommon for many people to be afraid of those who are homeless. For some, direct contact with those who have little choice but to wander the streets, disheveled and desperate, strikes fear and uneasiness, and is avoided. But once a year, vocational nursing students on SJVC’s Visalia campus lean directly into that

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / News and Events / Visalia

SJVC Visalia Vocational Nursing program student Amanda with daughter

Saving a baby’s life confirmed career direction for student in Vocational Nursing program

by Nyla on June 25, 2018

Temperatures were in the 70s the day Amanda Dollman heard frantic cries as she walked to her car in a hospital parking lot. She noticed an older woman and a younger man trying to get into a locked car. “I asked if everything was ok, thinking I could call AAA for them,” says Amanda. There

Posted in Licensed Vocational Nursing / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Licensed Vocational Nursing-instructor Denise Scrimshire

Licensed Vocational Nursing instructor balances tough with tender

by Nyla on July 14, 2015

Some 25 years ago – when Licensed Vocational Nursing instructor Denise Scrimshire was a nursing student – her instructor was a real whip-cracker. “Ms. Gandy had very high expectations and everybody feared her, but she was highly revered, and I wanted to be as good as she was,” says Denise. “It was tough, it was strict

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Licensed Vocational Nursing / Visalia