07 October 2011
By W.C. Sanders, Dean of Health and Business
Subject Matter Expert:
Lyn Kruckegerg SCC Nursing Assistant Instructor was selected as a Webinar/Job Analysis/Standard Setting Participant, or Item Writer/ Item Reviewer for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) for The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is responsible for developing the examination content for the NNAAP®. Lyn was approved and nominated by the Minnesota Department of Health to participate in the NNAAP® test development panel meeting with other subject matter experts (SMEs) that was held in Chicago, IL August 29 – 31st. Kruckegerg was one of eight nurses from across the nation to be selected for this assignment. She was nominated on the basis of clinical specialty and nursing expertise.
Experience and Continued Education:
informatics. This comes at a good time since SCC’s Allied Health and Nursing programs are integrating Electronic Medical Records into the curriculum. Lisa Lamor was hired as the EMR Specialist through the 4.5 million dollar Department of Labor Health Care Pathways grant. Lisa works cooperatively with faculty from across the divisions to bring in and teach students how to engage in this new technology.
Flu Shot Season:
SCC’s Medical Assistant students led by Cristen Olinger assisted in the Mayo Health System Employee Flu Shot Clinic on Monday September 26th. This is another example of partnering with our industry leaders through education.
SCC Allied Health and Nursing programs engaged community members, industry representatives and perspective students in the first annual Technology Showcase. Instructor’s Cristen Olinger (Medical Assistant), Heather Milton and Summer Geoffrey (Pharmacy Technician) led there students in teaching high schools students how to draw up a syringe for an immunization. The Pharmacy Technician students taught how to use pharmacy-counting trays to count out medications. Annett Benson and Marilyn Swan (Nursing) engaged with visitors to the Health Simulation Lab giving demonstrations of high fidelity simulation in nursing care. This day was a total success thanks to the engagement of our faculty.