Middle Georgia State University Nursing Faculty Receive Teaching, Research Awards

Middle Georgia State University News

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Two members of the Middle Georgia State University Department of Nursing received awards at the 2017 Georgia Association for Nursing Education Conference at Jekyll Island.
Nancy Williams, clinical instructor, received the Innovation in Teaching Award and Dr. Kendra Russell, director of Innovation and Evaluation for the department, received the Eva Tupman Nurse Researcher Award.
The Innovation in Teaching Award is an annual award that recognizes innovation and creativity in best teaching practices.  The award recognizes teaching effectiveness in planning, designing and implementing instruction and assessment to improve student learning.  It also involves use of a new instruction technology or the use of traditional technology in new and creative ways.  Williams  developed an electronic Medication Administration Record charting system using google drive.  It is used to teach nursing students how to safely administer medication using barcodes and scanning to confirm patient identification and medication.
The Eva Tupman Nurse Researcher Award is granted annually to an outstanding nurse researcher.  Russell is an avid nurse scholar and researcher.  Her contributions to the profession of nursing and to research are most impressive in the area of pediatric nursing.
Also at the conference,  Dr. Donna Ingram, chair of MGA's Department of Nursing, was recognized as the 2017-2019 GANE President.