Butler Receives Excellence in Nursing Education Award

#1279 | May 16, 2012

SAVANNAH – Last night, the First City Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) honored Savannah Technical College Instructor Betty Butler with the Excellence in Nursing Education Award. This was one of five categories of awards at the awards ceremony, and it was the first time an instructor from Savannah Technical College has received an award from the First City Chapter GNA.

     “Students love Betty’s enthusiasm to teach and the excellence she provides as a nurse mentor,” said STC Practical Nursing Program Director Asha Anumolu. “Betty is organized and focused on whatever she is assigned to teach.”

     Anumolu nominated Butler for her hard work, dedication and team player approach to the STC Practical Nursing program. Butler has been a practical nursing instructor at STC for more than three years. She has a wealth of clinical experience and a medical-surgical background, having worked as a clinical nurse specialist for St. Joseph’s/Candler in the Medical/Surgical services. She was also a charge nurse for Hospice Savannah and worked as a nurse in the neuro intensive care unit and the telemetry unit for Memorial Health University Medical Center.

     STC’s nursing program has had an average 94.6% national exam (NCLEX) passing rate for the last four years. Earlier this year, a STC practical nursing graduate was honored as the Georgia LPN of the Year by the state of Georgia at the annual Georgia Association of Nurses in Long-Term Care. The program recently went through the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., (NLNAC) accreditation visit and was found to be in compliance with all standards. The NLNAC committee commended STC’s program faculty for their enthusiasm and dedication to teaching and PN program standards.

     The Georgia Board of Nursing reports that there are more than 107,000 nurses in Georgia. Nationwide, there are more than 3.1 million registered nurses. Founded in 1907, the GNA is the oldest, largest and most diverse professional association for nurses in Georgia. GNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and is the only full-service professional association for Georgia registered nurses.


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