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Jerge Named Nurse of Distinction for Education

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Jerge Named Nurse of Distinction for Education

Jerge Named Nurse of Distinction for Education

Buffalo, New York – May, 2021 – Emily Hart Jerge, MS, RN, CHSE, clinical associate professor in D’Youville’s Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing, was named the 2021 Nurse of Distinction in Education by the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York (PNAWNY).

Jerge was recognized for her innovative use of technology as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. She helped implement virtual learning and simulation experiences for her students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which were brand-new clinical environments for both students and faculty. In her role as clinical coordinator, she works closely with local hospital systems to increase their number of Dedicated Education Units.

“Emily not only serves as a mentor to the students in her courses, but also as a role model and mentor to both veteran and new faculty as well,” said Kristina Buran, MSN, RN, in her nomination. “She is an exceptional nurse, leader, and colleague.”

Jerge received a master of science in nursing from D’Youville in 2013 and joined the faculty full-time in 2014. She was named the Nursing Faculty of the Year for 2017-18.