In recognition of nurse educators during National Nurses Week (May 6-12), ATI Nursing Education announced the recipients of its "The Educator with the Nurse's Touch Award."
The provider of online nurse education programs announced the call for nominations in March 2012.
Competing among nearly 500 nominations, five nurse educators impressed judges with their integration of professional and interpersonal skills into their nursing practice and the education of students.
The winners' skills include teaching in areas like how to stay healthy and manage work-related stress, how to convey professional behaviors and attitudes, how to use nursing informatics and technology, as well as how to function as a leader of the healthcare team and be a client advocate.
Judges selected the winning nurse educators from five U.S. regions. The winners include:
- Rebecca Harrell, Northwestern State University - Cenla Campus, Alexandria, LA
- Nancy Moore, South Tech Academy, Boynton Beach, FL
- Kathryn Rexrode, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
- Kathleen Rogers, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
- Margaret Sherer, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Read more about the winners at: www.atinursestouch.com/nt-winners.html
As part of the honor, each nurse educator receives the Nurse's Touch product to use for free to use for one class for 1 year. Nurse's Touch is the first education product of its kind to address professional and interpersonal skills content, according to the company, and is due to be release to the market in August.