Congratulations to Candice Walker- MACC professor, Accelerated ADN (AADN) Coordinator (Mexico Campus), on being awarded the Missouri Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MO OADN) Associate Degree Nursing Educator of the Year!
To be considered for this award, candidates must have three years teaching experience in an Associate Degree Nursing education program; spend 51 percent of workload in direct student contact either in classroom or clinical settings, hold membership in either MO OADN or Organization for Associate Degree Nursing; use innovative teaching strategies that encourage critical thinking; motivate students to perform at highest level; be a professional nurse role model; work cooperatively with colleagues; involved in college, professional and community activities.
The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing is “the voice and leading advocate for Associate Degree Nursing.” Its mission is to provide visionary leadership in nursing education to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities served. OADN ensures that Associate Degree Nursing remains a pathway for a diverse spectrum of students, enriching the profession and meeting the health care needs of patients, families and communities. OADN chapters exist in 22 states and provide educational offerings to members through conventions and a forum for staying informed on issues in nursing education within their own states. (Source: oadn.org)