Carla Nye, DNP, CPNP-BC, CNE, CHSE, associate clinical professor and master’s program director at the VCU School of Nursing, was announced recently as a finalist of the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in the nurse educator category. Nye was recognized Sept. 21 at the VNF Gala, an annual event honoring the exceptional work of registered nurses across the Commonwealth.

Leadership Excellence Awards honor registered nurses at all levels of the profession who demonstrate outstanding leadership and make a difference in the lives of patients.

“Finalists of this award truly embody the spirit of what it means to be a nurse leader. They are compassionate, driven, and determined to positively impact the nursing profession. They see a need for improvement in their community and go above and beyond to deliver lasting results. Whether they are long into their nursing career or newly graduated, these individuals are creating innovative patient solutions that will shape the nursing practice for years to come,” said VNF President Terris Kennedy.

Prior to her current position, Nye served for four years as director of the School of Nursing’s Clinical Learning Center.  Her program of scholarship focuses on evaluating the impact of simulation on undergraduate and graduate students.  Nye serves on the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulation Learning Research Committee, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Simulation Committee, and the Steering Committee of the Simulation in Nurse Practitioner Education Consortium. She is a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, and an alumna of the NLN Leadership Development for Simulation Educators Program.

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Dr. Carla Nye

 

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