Award Recognizes One College Faculty Member Each Year for Creative Approaches to Instruction
The Teaching and Diversity Task Force at Denver School of Nursing (DSN) has awarded assistant professor Megan McClintock its Teaching Excellence Award to recognize her use of creativity-based lectures, leadership, student-focused outcomes and open door policy, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president, Denver School of Nursing (www.denverschoolofnursing.edu).
“Megan has taught medical-surgical nursing I and II at the college since 2011 and was selected out of more than a dozen nominees because of the overwhelming student response. She helps students self-identify areas of weakness based upon test performance and meets with students one-on-one to provide academic advising. Her student surveys help bridge the communication between departments. Plus, she helps faculty, the Registrar and the director of student services to liaison more effectively on a student’s behalf,” Bankirer said.
Prior to joining DSN, McClintock worked at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma for 17 years. She began teaching at Redlands Community College in 2005. While there, she was tasked with the development and establishment of the college’s fully-functioning simulation lab. She later went on to found her own consultancy to enable educational systems to develop their own simulations labs.
Most recently, she developed a website (www.pocketprofapps.com) to support nursing students across the world with simple explanations, testing tips and tutoring.
A registered nurse since 1991, she holds her bachelor of science in nursing from Oklahoma Baptist University and her master of science in nursing education from the University of Oklahoma.
About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)
Denver School of Nursing, 1401 19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college specializes in offering rigorous curriculum and clinical site-based academic programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing. DSN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (www.ncahlc.org) (800-621-7440). Its associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). The college is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. For more information, call 303-292-0015 or visit www.denverschoolofnursing.edu.