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Cheyenne and Jackson Hospitals Receive UW Nursing Community Partner Awards

October 18, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing presented its "Community Partner of the Year" awards to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and St. John’s Hospital of Jackson.

The awards recognize health care entities that cooperate with UW’s Basic BSN Nursing and BRAND programs.

The Basic BSN program, a traditional on-campus bachelor of science in nursing program, has enjoyed a successful and enduring clinical partnership with CRMC. The center provides UW nursing students with clinical experience opportunities and actively hires UW's graduates.

"We continue to enhance our clinical partnership each year. CRMC’s Clinical Education Manager Karen Bowen works very hard and is successful in facilitating the CRMC clinical experience for our students,” says Susan Steiner, UW School of Nursing associate dean. “She has been diligent in helping faculty find the best experience for every senior capstone student who wishes to be placed at CRMC."

The BRAND program, an accelerated outreach bachelor of science in nursing program for students who hold non-nursing baccalaureate degrees, has partnered with St. John's for several years.

"My experience at St. John's exceeded my expectations," says BRAND student Tyler Stevenson of Driggs, Idaho. “I had the opportunity to work with individual nurses who were patient, knowledgeable and had the heart of a teacher.”

BRAND students Rachel Stuck of Jackson and Tyler Stevenson of Driggs, Idaho, review patient assessments with UW faculty member and St. John's Medical Center Clinical Supervisor Cathy Beck.

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