Husson University recognizes WCGH nurse

Nov 03, 2012
Husson University Nursing Professor Jeanne-Ann Ouellette, left, presents Erin Bellaire, with the Clinical Education Award from Husson University. Looking on at right is Teri Young-Hise, Director of Nursing at Waldo County General Hospital, who along with Bellaire is a Husson University graduate.

Belfast — Each year the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Husson University recognizes a nurse or nursing unit that has gone above and beyond to assist its students in their clinical learning. With a large number of students in the program, the university relies heavily on clinical units and nurse leaders to help provide the best quality learning experience for its students.

This year, the faculty of the Husson University Baccalaureate Nursing Program voted to award the recognition to Waldo County General Hospital’s Erin Bellaire RN.

As Professor Jeanne-Ann Ouellette announced the award recipient, she said, “When students find out that their clinical placement is at Waldo County General Hospital, they often complain about the early morning commute and the long drive to the site. Their complaints rapidly diminish when they find out how welcoming the staff is and what an excellent learning environment the hospital provides.

“As Nursing Education Manager, Erin Bellaire is behind the scenes as a key figure in ensuring that everything runs smoothly with students placements. Erin is pleasant, organized, and efficient, and goes above and beyond to help schools of nursing. She ensures that students get the orientation that they need, connects them with appropriate preceptors, supports clinical faculty working with the students, and helps to plan for the future at the same time she is meeting immediate needs. All of the faculty who have worked with her have commented on her knowledge, patience and support of student learning,” said Ouellette.

Bellaire, a Husson University graduate, was accompanied to the ceremony by Waldo County’s Director of Nursing Teri Young-Hise, a 1998 Husson MSB graduate.

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