Morton and Lincoln Named 2008 Truman Nursing Community Preceptors of the Year


(Left to right) Stephanie Powelson, Truman Department of Nursing chair; Preceptor of the Year Vanessa Lincoln, Linn County Health Department; Story Sollars and Iryna Sydorenko, Truman senior nursing students; and Pam Melvin, Truman nursing instructor; gather after an awards luncheon May 1.


(Left to right) Sarah Delaware and Corrie Willis, Truman nursing faculty; Preceptor of the Year Bridget Morton, long term care psychiatric coordinator for Dr. Lovy; and Kathryn Adler, Truman senior nursing student; gather following the awards luncheon May 1.

Truman State University’s Nursing Program recently selected Bridget Morton, B.S.E., R.N.-C, and Vanessa Lincoln, B.S.N., R.N., as its Community Preceptors of the Year. Morton and Lincoln were honored at an awards luncheon May 1 at Truman.

Morton is employed as a long term care psychiatric coordinator for Dr. Lovy and as the chair coordinator for Carelink Better Self-Management of Diabetes Program. 

Lincoln is a home health nurse with the Linn County Health Department. 

Both have served as preceptors for Truman nursing students for several years.

The Nursing Program at Truman selects highly qualified registered nurses to serve as role models, mentors, and supervisors for senior nursing students in selected clinical areas of interest. These R.N. preceptors assist the faculty and students in meeting course objectives in the selected clinical areas. Each year faculty and senior students select and honor acute care and community preceptors of the year.

Contact Sarah Delaware and Stephanie Powelson from Truman’s Department of Nursing at 785.4557 for more information.
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