LHRC Recognized for Nurse Training in Behavioral Health
Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) presented Lasting Hope Recovery Center’s Unit B with a certificate of appreciation for their support of nursing students. BHECN supports interprofessional training at LHRC for a variety of students, including nurses, to introduce them to behavioral health.
Remarks by NMC nurse educator included: “Unit B is an active, busy unit with nursing staff who always work to include students in whatever is going on; for example, staff have included students in admissions, discharges, medication administration, group therapy and doctor rounds/treatment teams.
The nurses role model professionalism and compassion and offer feedback to students. Staff in Unit B participate in the DEU model and are quick to identify learning opportunities for students. Furthermore, they share themselves with the students as they work together, explaining rationale, actions and behaviors occurring in the clinical setting. The staff nurses always emphasize safety and respect for all patients, staff, students and visitors. NMC students have commented that the nursing staff go out of their way to be welcoming and supportive to students. The staff on Unit B are very deserving and I am happy to see them receive this recognition.”