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San Francisco Peninsula Student Glenn Hammond Named 2014 Most Promising ABSN Student

At the April 2014 Pinning Ceremony at the San Francisco Peninsula Learning Center in San Mateo, nursing student Glenn Hammond was awarded the 2014 Most Promising ABSN Student Award. The ABSN program is the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, Samuel Merritt University's 12-month nursing program for students with a baccalaureate in a non-nursing field.

The faculty nominateed and voted for the Most Promising ABSN Student. The criteria for choosing the student included but was not limited to: leadership ability, academic acumen and professionalism.

Faculty described Hammond as:

Respectful, professional and accountable
Well-prepared, knowledgeable, and organized
Conscientious and concerned with providing the best possible care
Always cool, calm and collected
A leader from day one
Very professional
Always willing to listen, lend a hand and to volunteer for a task 
Consistently non-judgmental in approach
Calm and unflappable

Hammond was accepted into the trauma ICU at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) for his preceptorship (an interview placement). Congratulations to the 2014 Most Promising ABSN Student—Glenn Hammond!  

pictured (left) - Professor Pamela A. Minarik and Glenn Hammond
pictured (right) -fellow students Monica Ramos, Steven Paris and Melissa Nickas
give Hammond a standing ovation