Leaving A Nursing Legacy 65 over 65 - Sandra Crowell
|Congratulations to Sandra Crowell, 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.|
Pearls of Wisdom
"I entered the nursing profession at a time when there were few choices for women; BUT, I would do it again in a "heartbeat"! I still love being a nurse and I still love the ongoing learning that is part of nursing. I hope that during my teaching career that I've passed on some of my passion to my many students."
About the Honoree
Even after 30 years as a faculty member at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), Sandy continues to be the "go-to person" for nursing care plan development, not only for nursing students, but for faculty as well. She has influenced generations of nurses in just about every practice area in Connecticut and beyond. The school is very lucky to continue to have Sandy as part of the NVCC faculty!
Much of her nursing education career focused on the freshman level, teaching nursing fundamentals and Med/Surgical nursing. Throughout her career, Sandy took a particular interest in curriculum development and design, and we have all benefited from her contributions both at the school and statewide levels from her knowledge, expertise and passion.
Sandy continues her commitment to the NVCC nursing students by working at least one day a week in the Nursing Lab and helping with simulation, skills practice sessions, and remediation. She has a keen eye for someone who may be skipping a step (student or faculty) and insists on the proper technique for skills and procedures. Her energy and dedication devoted to the NVCC nursing lab is endless!
Sandy Crowell started her career in pediatrics in Rhode Island in 1966 and subsequently taught pediatric nursing in Wilmington, Delaware at the Nursing School of Wilmington starting in 1968. She moved to Connecticut in 1980 and taught both pediatric nursing and fundamentals of nursing at Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing and Wilcox College of Nursing from 1983 to 1997. The majority of her career has been in nursing education.