Denver School of Nursing (DSN) has named Megan McClintock as the nursing college’s new undergraduate program chair where she will oversee planning, organizing, directing and evaluating faculty, administrators and student outcomes and performance, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, DSN president (www.denverschoolofnursing.edu).
She will focus on faculty development, mentoring, streamlining of procedures and updating curriculum. With the student body, she will emphasize student development and academic success through test-taking tips, studying tips and NCLEX and HESI test preparation.
“Megan brings many strengths to this position, including her visionary leadership and her outstanding support of students and faculty,” Bankirer said. “In her three years at DSN, she has been a valuable bridge between students, faculty and administration.”
Most recently, McClintock was the recipient of DSN’s 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognized her use of creativity-based lectures, leadership, student-focused outcomes and open door policy.
Also, she has developed a website (www.pocketprofapps.com) to support nursing students across the world with simple explanations, testing tips and tutoring.
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.
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.