65 over 65 - Laura Yaworsky
|Congratulations to Laura Yaworsky, one of the distinguished honorees that will be recognized throughout the year culminating in a state-wide celebration at CLN's 65th Jubilee Luncheon to be held on June 1, 2018.|
Pearl of Wisdom
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."(Aristotle). Go out and do clinical excellence."
About the Honoree
Laura has been an amazing teacher and mentor to the students at Naugatuck Valley Community College Nursing Program for over 3 decades. Laura has worked with many students who struggled academically and her advice on how to sort through content was to focus on what every RN needs to know: the "normal", the "worst" (that can happen), and the "weird". She collaborated with another faculty member to establish the NVCC Chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association and began the tradition of annual attendance at the NSNA Convention. She was co-advisor to the Chapter officers for many years, facilitating the establishment of a scholarship in memory of a student nurse, as well as the development of the first resolution presented by NVCC students at an NSNA Convention.
Laura's expertise goes beyond the content areas taught in the classroom and in the clinical area, and students have benefited in their clinical learning through a reimagined nursing plan of care. Faculty and colleagues have also benefited from Laura's expertise in test development and the creation of analysis guidelines.
Laura has been a role model for her involvement in our profession of nursing and education and was among the first faculty members at NVCC to achieve the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (C.N.E.), the highest faculty designation awarded by the National League for Nursing. Laura was Program Committee Co- Chair at the Iota Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. She was a valuable member of CLN's Program Committee for over 15 years, and in 2014 Laura received the CLN Ruth M. Olson Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. This award recognizes a nurse educator who demonstrates: knowledge of the discipline; a learner-centered teaching style; success in inspiring students; and earned the respect of students and colleagues.
Congratulations Laura, we applaud all that you do for nursing in Connecticut!