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Christine Greenwald Selected as Endowed Teaching Chair

Submitted by on April 30, 2010 – 4:54 pmNo Comment

 

(From left) Lana Puckorious, SFCC Foundation, Inc. Board Member, Michele Heston, SFCC Nursing Director, and SFCC President Dr. Norm Stephens present Christine Greenwald with the Endowed Teaching Chair award.

(From left) Lana Puckorious, SFCC Foundation, Inc. Board Member, Michele Heston, SFCC Nursing Director, and SFCC President Dr. Norm Stephens present Christine Greenwald with the Endowed Teaching Chair award.

Christine Greenwald, nursing professor, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2011-2012 Endowed Teaching Chair in Nursing at South Florida Community College. The teaching chair was established and funded by the Highlands County Health Facilities Authority and celebrates exceptional nursing educators. 

Greenwald’s proposed project during her tenure is to increase the use of high fidelity patient simulators in the curriculum based on best practices where students learn high risk procedures in a low risk environment before they begin to practice on real patients. The patient simulators react to what the students do the same way a human patient would react. Greenwald also plans on incorporate electronic medical records along with the simulators and educating the SFCC Nursing faculty on the latest innovations in using the patient simulators. She will also explore the possibility of using the National League for Nursing packaged patient scenarios that are already benchmarked to the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

“I am honored to be able to share my knowledge in such a collaborative environment,” Greenwald said. “The simulators help bridge the gap from the classroom to the health care environment.”

The appointment is for two years and is highly competitive within the department.  Selection of the honoree is jointly made by a selection committee and the college faculty as a whole. The selection must then be certified by SFCC President Dr. Norm Stephens. Greenwald was formally presented with her award at the SFCC Foundation Gala on April 24.

 “The organizations, businesses, or individuals such as the Highlands County Health Facilities Authority that help fund the establishment of Teaching Chairs provide SFCC with the means to celebrate and reward outstanding teachers,” said Don Appelquist, Executive Director, SFCC Foundation, Inc. “The SFCC Foundation Board of Directors is proud to have played a part in creating the Endowed Chair Program. We would love to have Endowed Chairs in each of our disciplines, and we continue to work toward that goal.”  

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