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Physicians and nurses work together as a team at MHSC.
(l-r) Dr. Chris Brown, BRAND student Lydia Kindred and Director of Education Kristy Nielson
work through a procedure with simulated patient, Quality Coordinator Amanda Molski.
The BRAND program’s 2015 Community Partner is Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC). Says BRAND Coordinator Candace Tull, “MHSC has always been very willing to take students, in fact truly seeking after the BRAND students. Clinical personnel Kristy Nielson, Director of Education, and Amanda Molski, Quality Coordinator, have been wonderful to work with—very pro-student and pro-UW. They provide exceptional experiences for the students in all areas: Med-Surg, ER, OB, etc.”
BRAND students agree with Tull. Lydia Kindred comments on her placement with MHSC: “I had the pleasure of spending two semesters at MHSC. This wonderful facility is dedicated to producing skilled and compassionate nurses. I feel so lucky to be learning in a facility that cherishes my education so highly. First off we are blessed with an amazing clinical coordinator, Kristy Nielson—a woman who wrote questions for the NCLEX, not to mention has years of extensive nursing experience! Amanda Molski is a clinical instructor who is incredibly supportive and an inspiration to me personally, as she is a graduate of the very program I'm finishing up. Next we have staff nurses who are dedicated and caring not only to their patients but also to students. And finally we have doctors who view nurses as equal partners in the patient care experience. It is a unique environment that MHSC has fostered between nurses and physicians. Many doctors give us lectures ranging from internal medicine to anesthesiology. I highly recommend students seek out a clinical experience at MHSC."
Official presentation of the 2015 award took place at the school's annual Nightingale Ceremony on September 3, 2015 at the Arts & Sciences Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. The Nightingale Ceremony welcomes new Basic BSN and accelerated BRAND students into the profession of nursing.