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Florida nursing student uses MSN training to create veterans patient education program

Becky Shelley, MSN, RN, didn’t wait to receive her master’s degree from American Sentinel University before putting what she had learned into practice. At the same time she began her online course work at American Sentinel University, she helped start the Daytona Beach (Fla,) Veterans Affairs Patient Education Program, as well as the local affiliate of the MOVE! national weight management program for veterans. Since then, the program has received national recognition from other Veterans Affairs centers.

“I have put so much of what I’m learning in my MSN program into my work,” Shelley, whose MSN has a specilization in nursing education, said in a news release. “The upfront modalities and assessments of learning objectives and patients’ needs have a lot to do with our program’s success. I consider that kudos to American Sentinel’s program and what it taught me.”

Shelley is an experienced clinical nurse who worked in southern Illinois as a psychiatric nurse coordinator for a three-county area. After moving to Florida she continued her psychiatric nursing career at a community health organization and later at a local Veterans Affairs Clinic, where she currently works. She jumped at the opportunity to work in the center’s new patient education program.

Fueled by the success of her work building the Daytona Beach Veterans Affairs Patient Education Program, Shelley said she envisions herself teaching as an adjunct at the local community college.

“I know my degree will bloom into more opportunity,” she said in the release. “I recommend the MSN nursing education program … I know now how to design classes that are successful at getting students excited and engaged. As a teacher, I want be able to work with students and know that learning
has transpired.”

By | 2014-11-08T00:00:00-05:00 November 8th, 2014|Categories: Regional, South|0 Comments

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