Julie Pennock, RN at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, was named Clinical Nurse of the Semester by the Fort Scott Student Nursing Organization during the Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) Pinning Ceremony on December 10.
For a nurse to be considered for the award, they must spend at least 90 percent of his or her work time having direct patient contact and have been employed with the clinical facility for at least six months.
FSCC nursing students nominate professional nurses who exemplify personal characteristics such as: role modeling of professional nursing behaviors; the ability to tailor the clinical experience to the student nurse’s needs; consistent delegation of practice opportunities within the nursing student’s scope of practice to foster the development of nursing students; resourcefulness in their respective area; and exemplary communication skills with patients, families, student nurses, and other members of the health care team.
“I enjoy nursing because it gives me the opportunity to work with each individual patient and their family members to help create a positive turnaround,” Julie said.
Julie has been a nurse with Mercy for 28 years, spending the majority of her nursing career as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse. She is an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) instructor and a graduate of Wichita State University.