Tulane Medical Center emergency department nurse educator Sarah McLelland, RN, was recently awarded the 2016 Nurse Educator Award by the Louisiana Council of the Emergency Nurses Association.
The annual award recognizes a nurse who has made significant contributions to the education of colleagues, nursing students, EMS personnel, patients/families and/or the community through the publication of articles, formal or informal courses, or the development of a specific emergency nursing program or curriculum.
McLelland, an eight-year veteran in the Tulane Medical Center ER, oversees the continuing education of nurses. She is a certified Trauma Nursing Core Course instructor and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course instructor.
“Our mission is not only to provide world-class patient care, but to also provide world-class education to our current staff and students who come to train with us,” said Olivia Fleming, administrative director of cardiology services at Tulane Health System. “Sarah lives out our mission on a daily basis by guaranteeing our ER nurses are armed with the latest medical knowledge – so they can provide the best care to our patients and assist in training students.”