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2014 Basic BSN Preceptor Recognition

University of Wyoming faculty and students work with "preceptors" - nurses who mentor our students in a variety of clinical settings. Recently our school introduced a new award to recognize preceptors, especially those who go above and beyond. Students nominate preceptors for this award from each of our programs.

Anne Wallace, RN

The preceptor chosen from the Basic BSN program is Anne Wallace, who is employed by North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. The University of Wyoming School of Nursing student who wrote the winning nomination said,

I am nominating my Senior Capstone Practicum Preceptor, Anne Wallace. She deserves special recognition because she is an outstanding preceptor and mentor. I looked forward to my rotation each and every day because Anne created a challenging but comfortable learning environment. She encouraged me to ask questions, practice my skills and interact with the patients. Anne supported me every step of the way and continued to look for learning opportunities to make sure I got the most out of my time there. I look up to Anne as a role model and a nurse I will strive to be like when I become a registered nurse. She constantly has a smile on her face; she is extremely positive; she demonstrates tremendous professionalism; she works great with her coworkers; she treats patients with respect and dignity; her bedside manner is exceptional; she constantly strives to be better; she is patient; she is flexible and is able to handle anything the day might bring. She made me feel as if I was her teammate, not just her student. She made sure to introduce me to everyone on the floor, including the doctors and the manager. In no time, other staff started to recognize me as part of the team. She made me feel important and never once did I feel I was a burden to her.
Throughout my time with Anne on the Ortho/ Neuro/ Surgical Unit at North Colorado Medical Center, I was able to further develop my confidence, knowledge, skills and professionalism as a new nurse. I quickly became proficient and confident in my role on the unit. I never expected to have such an amazing Capstone experience and learn so much in such a short amount of time. I attribute much of that to having Anne as a preceptor. I honestly can say that without Anne, I would not feel as excited to begin my journey as a professional nurse.  I hope other senior students in the future have the opportunity to work with her because she is exceptional.” 

Basic BSN student 2014

The School of Nursing announced the award at the annual Nightingale Ceremony on the University of Wyoming campus in the fall.

Anne Wallace, RN

Anne Wallace, RN
2014 Basic BSN Preceptor of the Year Award Recipient

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