The Award for Nurses as Teachers is given to the professional nurse involved in educational activities at the bedside, in the classroom or in the community. This nurse may serve in the preceptor program for educating and mentoring staff, students, new graduates and experienced nurses. Patient and family education is an extremely important dimension in the role of the nurse and meeting the diverse needs of all patients is core to the care of patients and families.
The recipient of the 2013 "Nurses as Teachers" Excellence Award is Elizabeth Logan. The "Nurses as Teachers" Excellence Award is given to a nurse involved in activities such as patient education, staff education and community education. Her nominator said, "Elizabeth is a go-to clinician in the STICU. Her knowledge, not just in trauma, but in all areas of Critical Care, is exemplary. She is always willing to teach and share the knowledge she has gained. She is also one of the first to ask to attend educational opportunities offered and brings to the unit new evidence based practices or ideas to discuss."
Elizabeth received her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from USI and has been a valued St. Mary's nurse since 2007. She serves as the chair of the Quality and Patient Safety Council, a member of the Nursing Clinical Ladder Committee and a preceptor and also volunteers with her dog Casey in St. Mary's Pet Therapy program. In addition, she has been a key member of the MEWS research project and an instructor for ACLS classes, QuEST and Slipper Sheet training. She is a certified critical care nurse and a respected Team Leader in the STICU.
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