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2017 Community Partner Awards

Community Partner Plaque at the University of Wyoming School of Nursing

Treasuring Partners

The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing treasures our community partners and preceptors. They are keys to our success as a school of nursing. In an attempt to convey our gratitude for these partnerships, we have instituted an annual award to recognize a partner per year per program, where applicable.  The 2017 awards were given to the agencies noted below at different occasions and times of the year. Please read about each below:



Representing nursing care at Spring Wind: Katie Mann, Peter Skorcz, & Jessica Stalder

Basic BSN Program Community Partner 2017: Spring Wind Assisted Living of Laramie

UW Nursing's Basic BSN Program named Spring Wind Assisted Living Community Partner of the Year 2017. The award was presented at the "Nightingale Ceremony" on 8/30/17 in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium by Basic BSN Program Director Holly Miller and school Dean Mary Burman. Miller says, "Peter Skorcz and the nursing staff have helped our students to understand the needs of the elderly with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and the loving care needed for these patients. Spring Wind’s dedicated staff are positive role models for our students, who come away from this experience with more understanding and interest in this patient population." [Click on title for more]


Representing Platte Co Detention Ctr: Dep. Cain/Sheriff Harris/Undersheriff Winders

BRAND Program Community Partner 2017: Platte County Detention Center

The BRAND Program named Platte Co Detention Ctr Community Partner 2017. The award was presented at the "Nightingale Ceremony" on 8/30/17 in the A&S Auditorium by new BRAND Director Holly Miller and school Dean Mary Burman. "Platte Co Detention Ctr is a rotation for our mental health nursing practicum,” says former director Candace Tull, “and has been a most unusual but extremely valuable clinical partner. Sadly, many patients with mental health issues receive little or no treatment, ending up within the penal system.” So BRAND students observe a variety of mental health conditions, learn helpful techniques for de-escalation and interacting with the acutely mentally ill, and observe health care as provided through the penal system. [Click on title for more]


Former WWCC Dean Kathy Luzmoor and current Dean Ann Marie Clevenger pictured with WWCC campus

RN-BSN Completion Program Community Partner 2017: Western Wyoming Community College

The RN-BSN Completion Program named Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) Community Partner 2017. The award was presented to WWCC Nursing Program Director Ann Marie Clevenger at the Wyoming Nurses Association convention on 9/21/17 at the Laramie Hilton by RN-BSN faculty Linda Williams. "There is no question that our (UW nursing) program is better for our relationship with the nursing program at Western," says RN-BSN Program Director David Bodily. "The faculty and staff at Western, devoted to the ongoing success of their students and grads, have consistently gone above and beyond to help their students and grads navigate their way into the RN-BSN completion program at UW." [Click on title for more]


Representatives from Laramie Reproductive Health receive award from DNP faculty and students.

DNP Program Community Partner 2017: Laramie Reproductive Health

The DNP Program named Laramie Reproductive Health the program's Community Partner for 2017 at the program's annual Scholarship Day on April 13 in Coe Library. "From students, to patients, to faculty, the DNP program and LRH are true partners," says Program Director Ann Marie Hart. Student Kanti Devkota thanked LRH "for providing a positive learning environment for the nurse practitioner students." She says she was provided with "an astounding example of how to treat patients with respect, compassion, and critical thinking skills." [Click on title for more]



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