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MVCC Student Nurses’ Video Wins National Contest

Students in the Nursing Program at Mohawk Valley Community College are celebrating a national victory after their “Joy of Nursing” video contest submission won first place at the National Student Nursing Association (NSNA) Conference in Philadelphia.

MVCC’s nursing students wrote, produced and acted in the video for their original song, “The Good,” which portrays the caring nature of MVCC nursing students, faculty, and alumni. The video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Bm54U5Ats&feature=share) was entered into the national competition for student nurses, with most entries from four-year institutions. MVCC is the first-ever community college to win the honor. Their winning video was shown at the start of the NSNA conference.

“We wanted to show the relationship nurses have with patients and their families,” said Lynzie Quinn, a senior nursing student who wrote the lyrics and screenplay. She worked with another senior nursing student, Britney Gant, to compose the music, and the two can be seen singing in the video.

“I am so proud of the MVCC Student Nurses for all of their hard work,” said Lesa Steele, RN, retention specialist and Student Nurses Organization advisor at MVCC. “These students are the best of the best, and their success in making this video shows that they can accomplish any goals they set for themselves.”

MVCC’s video garnered the most votes over the submissions of four other finalists. They included Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, New York; California State University Bakersfield, Calif.; Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing, Athens, Ga.; and the University of Colorado College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Col.

The entire video was created on a volunteer basis with the directing, cinematography and editing being done by MVCC student Tran Quoc Cuong and the Office of Educational Technologies’ Mike Zombek working as the producer and Robert Rogan as the audio mixer. The patient was played by nursing student Arianna Graziadei, the nurse was Marina Joseph-Lebedeza, the dad was Norman Reith and the doctor was Lydia Seales. All are nursing students.