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Nursing faculty feted

Four nursing faculty members in the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing at Lamar University will recognized this spring for their innovative teaching.

The Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) awards faculty for innovations in teaching and excellence in research.

Nursing instructors Maresha Moore, Cynthia Pipkins, Deborah Camak and Jennifer Thedford will receive the award based on their proposal of an idea that reflects innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

“This award is the only one of its kind given among all the schools of nursing in the state of Texas,” said Cindy Stinson, interim chair of the nursing department. “We are very proud of our outstanding faculty.”

Their proposal, “Simulation Approach to Teaching the Nursing Process,” outlines two simulations the team developed. The simulations introduce first semester nursing students to the nursing process and the clinical decision-making approach nurses use to deliver effective patient care.

After review from a panel of individuals from TOBGNE-member schools, the proposal was selected for the Faculty Development Innovation in Teaching Award. The organization will honor the team of nursing instructors at its meeting in Austin later this spring.