Let's meet another Nurse Support Program (NSP) II Cohen Scholar!
Who are the Cohen Scholars? From the Nurse Support website:
The Cohen Scholars are recognized as the next generation of nurse educators to fill the positions needed now and in the future.
This NSP II program provides funding for Cohen Scholars to complete the necessary graduate degrees and coursework to prepare to become a nurse educator or faculty in the state of Maryland.
Join us in meeting some of the Cohen Scholars across the state of Maryland!
Maureen Reges, MSN, RN is a current student in the DNP Leadership Track Program at Salisbury University. She works as a Nurse Administrator training new nurses and leading a mentoring program, as well as teaching online courses part-time. She believes in utilizing different learning methods to help students to succeed.
Professor Reges was kind enough to answer a few questions below about her experience:
What drew you to a career in teaching?
"I have always enjoyed teaching and it has always been a part of my nursing career.
For example, working as a mentor for newly hired nurses at the hospital. Now in my role as a Nurse Administrator part of my responsibilities include training new RNs and leading a mentoring program.
Once I obtained my MSN in 2012, I began teaching online courses and have enjoyed that part-time."
What are the two most important things you’ve learned as you've prepared for a career as an educator?
"Utilizing a variety of learning methods is important for student success.
Responding to inquiries for clarification and guidance in a timely manner is also important."
What has your experience as a Cohen Scholar been like? How has this program impacted your career path?
"The support from Dr. Willey has been quite valuable. I had a similar scholarship award when obtaining my MSN, but did not have assistance from anyone.
Now, as a Cohen Scholar on track to obtain my DNP at Salisbury University, I have experienced support through our monthly meetings with Dr. Willey and meeting my peers as well.
Thank you to Professor Reges for taking the time to share your story with us and for pursuing a career that leads the nursing profession forward!
Stay tuned for our next Cohen Scholar Spotlight.
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