Kathy Ingersoll, MSN-Ed, RN Receives 2023 DAISY Faculty Award

Kathy Ingersoll, MSN-Ed, RN,  a valued member of the simulation faculty member at Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON), has been honored with the 2023 DAISY Faculty Award. This recognition is a testament to Ingersoll’s unwavering commitment and compassion as an educator.

Ingersoll was nominated for the award by one of her students who praised Ingersoll’s dedication and genuine care for each student’s personal growth. The student’s nomination letter highlighted Ingersoll’s uplifting and supporting teaching style, as well as her advocacy on behalf of her students. 

Despite facing various learning challenges, the student expressed gratitude for Ingersoll's unwavering commitment to ensuring their understanding of confusing concepts. As quoted from the nomination letter, "She always encourages me to reach out when I feel overwhelmed, and if I stumble in class, she's there to guide me. She taught me that embracing different learning styles is a strength."

Here's a glimpse of the heartfelt nomination letter we received: "Kathy Ingersoll is an uplifting and supportive teacher who genuinely cares about each student's individual growth. She inspires us to thrive, find happiness and build successful careers. She reminds us of the true essence of being a nurse—a selfless individual who prioritizes others. She sets a fantastic example as a role model, showing genuine concern for all aspects of our lives. Whether it's bringing donuts on tough days or celebrating our successes with treats after simulations, she creates a supportive and caring environment. Moreover, she advocates for us in every way possible. Bon Secours is incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated teacher."

Although Kathy couldn't be present to accept her award, faculty and staff gathered to commemorate this special achievement. Join us in applauding Kathy Ingersoll for her outstanding contributions and the profound impact she has made on our campus community!

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