October 30, 2020
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Clinical Preceptors!
Preceptors are a unique combination of clinical coach, counselor, educator, and cheerleader. They volunteer to provide clinical oversight as advanced nursing students move from classroom to bedside.
It is one thing to talk in a classroom about elements of patient care; it is another to put all that has been taught into practice. A very important part of the reason for that has to do with the fact that nursing is a complex human endeavor. It involves cognitive as well as physical skills and involves being able to “read” a patient the way a great performer can read a room.
Preceptors are nurses who have a deep interest in “paying it forward” by helping the next generation of nurses to be highly effective clinicians. At the same time, preceptors carry with them a memory of all the doubts, questions, concerns, and uncertainties that were with them as they assumed responsibility for each patient.
Part of what preceptors do is encourage their students to work through challenges, believe in themselves, and adapt to varying situations.
Preceptors give generously and selflessly. They believe in nursing, and in their ability to make a difference for those with whom they partner.
We are very grateful to all those who are part of our preceptor network. Each year, we select a few preceptors as Clinical Preceptors of the Year. They are people who have in various ways distinguished themselves.
The 2019-2020 Clinical Preceptors of the Year are:
ASPEN LARIVERIE – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
MARYAM YADZI – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
BRENDA BEDNAR – Nurse Midwifery
DARA CARLSON – Family Nurse Practitioner
KELLYE CAMPBELL – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
WENNY QIU – Population Health Nursing
JENNIFER HANNON – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner