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Versant nursing grads land jobs
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Hospital educator and RN Suzie Blair and Multi-Specialty Unit Director RN Natalie Celaya-Hester hold a cake celebrating the completion of the Versant nurses internship at Doctors Hospital. The RNs are, from left, Jennifer Carranza, Eda Mastrapasquia, Hayley Baldwin, Heather Spencer and Felicia Cardenas. - photo by GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

Five recent registered nursing grads were honored Thursday at Doctors Hospital for completion of their months-long residency program with a celebration in the hospital’s conference room. 

As the current residencies were concluded another group of Versant nurses were assigned to the hospital’s various departments.  

The nurses have worked both day and night shifts at the Manteca facility with staff members at their sides to guide them through hospital protocol in the different departments from the Multi-Specialty Unit to intensive care and cardiac care units. 

Jennifer Carranza has served patients in Multi-Specialty on the day shift.  She graduated from the Delta College nursing program.  She has worked as a student nurse in the Family Maternity Center at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp.  As a volunteer she has worked as the Scrip Office Coordinator at St. Anthony, parish school and lives in French Camp.

Eda Mastrapasquia also worked in the Multi-Specialty Unit on the day shift and currently lives in Antioch and is a native of Turkey.  She has served as an RN at Kindred Valley Gardens Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Stockton, and as an Au-pair, nanny and care giver for private families in the Bay Area while putting herself through school to learn English and succeed in the nursing program at Merrit College in Oakland. 

Haley Baldwin has worked the night shift in the Multi-Specialty Unit having graduated as an RN from San Joaquin Delta College currently living in Brentwood.  Her work experience includes being a medication technician, personal care assistant and a teacher’s assistant at a pre-school.  

Heather Spencer graduated from National University in San Diego with her nursing degrees.  She has relocated in the Manteca area living with her sister until her husband also able to relocate in the area.  Both their families are from the greater Manteca area.  She has worked as a Healthcare Partner for Sharp Healthcare and as a supervisor for the Starbucks Coffee Company. 

Felicia Cardenas received her nursing degree from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock and she currently lives in Modesto.  She worked as a nanny to an autistic child and as a hospital scribe and trainer at Memorial Medical Center. 

At the end of the celebration the nurses delivered a brief seminar to staff members present on the Sepsis infections that have plagued many hospitals.  All the RNs took their place at the microphone explaining the differing aspects of the deadly ailment that has developed from infections and has claimed many lives over the years. 


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