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2016 Basic BSN Preceptor Recognition

Anne Crecca, RN, Preceptor of the Year Award 2016 - Basic BSN Program

Anne Crecca, RN

University of Wyoming faculty and students work with "preceptors" - nurses who mentor our students in a variety of clinical settings. The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, in an effort to recognize preceptors--especially those who go above and beyond--presents an award annually to a preceptor in those UW School of Nursing programs with clinical components. Students nominate preceptors for these awards.

About Crecca from student

The preceptor chosen from the Basic BSN program is Anne Crecca, who works in the University of Wyoming Lab School on the Laramie campus. The student who nominated our winner said the following:

I am nominating Ms. Crecca, the school nurse at the University of Wyoming Lab School, because she opened my eyes to the full potential each of us has a nurse. Every day that I worked with her I saw her fulfill a different role. She cared for mental health needs, provided unexpected wound care, educated on everything from diabetes to eating disorders, pushed preventative care, and was always prepared for emergency situations. She encouraged my transition from student to nurse not only by allowing me to dabble in her shoes, but by pushing me to go above and beyond for the students and myself. As a team, we contacted outside resources, did research, kept open lines of communication with family members and providers, and created a safe environment for each of the students to find comfort in. She talked me through my plans for the future and gave me insight on how my personal strengths would play a part in that. I am so happy to have encountered such a warm and welcoming spirit that had such dedication for her line of work. I sincerely hope she will be recognized for the profound affect her mentoring has had on me, and the potential it holds for future students from our UW nursing program.

Basic BSN student 2016, Heather Beaman

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

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