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Pitt-Johnstown Instructor to be Honored for Excellence in Nursing Education

Pitt-Johnstown Instructor to be Honored for Excellence in Nursing Education

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     Becky A. Sease, RN, MSN, Instructor of the Nursing RN Options Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, has been awarded a 2007 Cameos of Caring Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

     Mrs. Sease is part of a select group of nursing professionals who represent excellence in nursing education.  She will be presented the award at the 2007 Cameos of Caring Awards Gala on Saturday, October 6, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

     In 1998, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Dean Dr. Ellen B. Rudy realized the need to acknowledge and reward nurses for their contributions to quality care and created the Cameos of Caring Awards Program and Gala to honor exceptional bedside nurses.  Since 1999, the Cameos of Caring Awards Program has honored nearly 300 individuals and raised more than $550,000 to support the educational advancement of registered nurses through the Cameos of Caring Endowed Scholarship.
Mrs. Sease received her MSN in family nursing, nursing administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her BSN in nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College, and ASN from Mount Aloysius College.  She teaches six courses at UPJ and supervises clinical practicums in Health Promotion/Health Assessment and Community Health Nursing.  She serves as an advisor to approximately 50 students, including RN Options, pre-nursing and pre-licensure and students enrolled in independent study experiences.

     Mrs. Sease is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.  She has published several study guides and book reviews.  She is an American Heart Association basic life support instructor; National Safety Council, first aid instructor; Humane Society of Cambria County member and volunteer; March of Dimes, Mother’s Neighborhood March volunteer; American Cancer Society Daffodil Day and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation volunteer; member of the Richland School Athletic Boosters, and volunteer for the notes to neighbors campaign, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

     During the last week of  September, the picturesque Richland campus will be bustling with activity as UPJ celebrates its 80th anniversary and the Inauguration of its fifth president, Dr. Jem Spectar.   The largest regional campus of the internationally renowned University of Pittsburgh, UPJ has come into its own as a vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s intellectual, social and cultural environment.  Proud of its legacy as a preeminent community citizen, the University ranks as a top local employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future. 

Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 9/7/2007 2:00:00 PM