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Jennifer Huston, RN, BSN - Program Coordinator

Jennifer received her PN Diploma from Carthage Technical Center in Carthage, MO in 2011; her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Crowder College, Neosho, MO in 2013; her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS in 2015. Jennifer’s nursing experience and clinical experience expands into a multitude of facets including; Pediatrics, Oncology, Medical, Surgical, ICU, Cardiac Step-Down, and Cardiology Clinic. After graduating Crowder, Jennifer began practicing nursing at Via Christi hospital in Pittsburg, KS as a Registered Nurse on the Medical/Oncology/Pediatrics floor.  In 2015, she took a change of pace and accepted employment with Mercy as a nurse in a physician clinic in Neosho, MO. She considers nursing her passion.  She is excited with the opportunity to teach new nursing students the skills and concepts that will forever change their lives as they transition into Practical Nurses.

Kerenza Crane, RN, BSN - Full-Time Instructor

Kerenza Crane received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2008 from Missouri Southern State University. After working for a couple of years, she decided she wanted to pursue a job in healthcare and went back to school. In 2012, Kerenza obtained by Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pittsburg State University. Her hospital experience includes working at Cox South in Springfield on cardiac-medical floor and Via Christi-Pittsburg on the cardiac stepdown unit. She has also experience as an elementary school nurse, RN in pain management clinic, and worked with developmentally disabled individuals through the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She previously taught with the Nevada Regional Technical Center PN program from 2013-2015, until her husband and her relocated to the Golden City area in 2015. She has always held teaching as one of her favorite nursing job and was elated to be given the opportunity to teach again with the Carthage Technical Center PN program in the fall of 2017.

Jessica Cooper, RN, MSN - Full-Time Instructor

Jessica received her Associate’s degree in Nursing from Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri in 2008. After graduating from Crowder College, Jessica began working in the emergency department where she has spent the majority of her nursing career. In addition to working in the emergency department, Jessica has also worked as a nursing supervisor in long-term care. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2010 from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Jessica fell in love with educating nurses while working as a nursing instructor for the Carthage Technical Center. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Nursing Education in 2018 from Walden University. She is excited to assist students in developing their skills and knowledge to care for our community and become caring and compassionate nurses.