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MHC nursing student wins U of C Gold Medal

June 12, 2018

Danica Kohls
Photo: Danica Kohls (right) with Tanis Robinson, department chair of nursing at the Call to the Profession ceremony on June 7.

Medicine Hat College is pleased to announce that Danica Kohls has received this year's Faculty of Nursing Gold Medal from the University of Calgary (UCalgary). Competition in this collaborative program is high, and the medal is awarded to the graduating student from the entire cohort of MHC and UCalgary students with the highest overall average.

MHC nursing students have an impressive history with this award. Before Kohls, Jayne Heinrich graduated from the nursing program in 2005 and was the first student from Medicine Hat College to receive the gold medal. She was followed by Karen Rowe in 2007, Sarah Woods in 2009, Amanda Olfert in 2016, and Launa Johnson in 2017.

As the 2018 gold medal recipient, Kohls is passionate about perinatal nursing and providing education to families during this exciting and challenging time in their lives. She is casually employed on the labour and delivery unit at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and wants to become a member of the MORE OB Core Team. She looks forward to growing her obstetrical knowledge and obtaining full-time employment with hopes of eventually earning her master’s degree in nursing.

Congratulations to Danica on this achievement and thank you to the nursing faculty for your commitment to students and the continued success of this program.