Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association

2020 Barbara Rouleau Preceptor Award: Call for Nominations

Posted about 2 months ago by Katherine Goyette

2020 Barbara Rouleau Preceptor Award: Call for Nominations

Calling all NP's and students in Vermont...... Did you have a stellar preceptor? A preceptor that made a difference? Here is your chance to recognize that preceptor! 

We invite your nominations for the Barbara Rouleau Preceptor Award, co-sponsored by the  University of Vermont Department of Nursing and the Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association. The deadline for nominations is February 10th, 2020. 

Named for Dr. Barbara Rouleau, this award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding preceptor and their impact on nurse practitioner students and future nurse leaders. Barb was a compassionate clinician, a patient mentor, a talented educator, a generous colleague, and a dear friend to numerous colleagues. She was a clinical assistant professor in the University of Vermont Department of Nursing and a nurse practitioner in the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty practice at Appletree Bay Primary Care.

Please nominate a preceptor who:

  • Is a nurse practitioner who serves or has served in a preceptor capacity for NP students in Vermont.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to effective clinical teaching, mentoring, evaluation, and student growth.  This may include:  demonstrating creative teaching methods; opening their practice to students frequently; helping to organize activities that benefit student learning; working closely with the students' academic program/s.
  • Nominees do not need to be VNPA members.

To send your nomination, please complete the email the following information to VermontNP@gmail.com with the words “Preceptor Award” in the title. Please send all nominations no later than February 10, 2020.

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. Name of NP you are nominating
  3. Contact information for nominated NP
  4. Practice where this NP precepts students
  5. Please tell us in no more than 250 words how this nominee demonstrates excellence as a preceptor and why they should be recognized for their clinical teaching.

The Awards Committee will review all nominations and select the recipient. The 2020 Barbara Rouleau Preceptor award recipient will be honored at the VNPA Conference which will be held March 26-27, 2020 at the Inn at Essex, Essex, Vermont.