Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Term Circle of Caring Award Winners: staff member Jamie Wheeler and faculty member Lisa Chappell.
The Circle of Caring Award is given each term as a recognition for faculty and staff who go above and beyond their job duties and strive to uphold FNU’s mission and Culture of Caring every day.
Award winners are anonymously nominated by fellow FNU faculty and staff. Nominations are voted upon by a committee based on the following Culture of Caring characteristics: professionalism, mutual support, respect, positive communication and inclusivity.
Jamie Wheeler, MA, Clinical Advisor
Jamie is one of two clinical advisors at FNU who support students with their clinical site and preceptor search. She meets one-on-one with students, leads clinical search webinars, and attends Frontier Bound orientation sessions to meet with new students.
“My typical day involves a lot of brainstorming with students to come up with creative solutions for their clinical plan,” she said. “I’m here to make this process easier for students to navigate and answer any questions that come up during their preparation for clinicals.”
Jamie’s anonymous nominations lauded her helpfulness and willingness to go above and beyond for her students. One said, “Jamie shows professionalism by how excellent, responsible, transparent and consistent she is. Anyone you ask will tell you that she always gives 110% in all she does.”
Jamie’s favorite part of her job is working with students and learning what brought them to FNU. “I am always amazed at the hats our students wear as they juggle multiple roles and work through our programs to reach lifelong goals!” She also enjoys working at the new Versailles campus and watching it take shape.
Lisa Chappell PhD, FNP-BC, Associate Dean of Family Nursing
Lisa is an associate professor and the associate dean of family nursing at FNU. She works with fellow faculty and staff to problem-solve and offer support.
Nominations praised Lisa as a great leader and role model. One said, “She does her job professionally, but has a special touch where we get to know her as a person too. I feel like she truly cares about me as a person and my professional growth. I see that she does the same for each member of the faculty. Amazing. Even her ‘tough calls’ are made with compassion and kindness. Every day I work under her supervision, I feel supported, protected, and encouraged to do my best.”
Another nomination echoed the sentiment: “Lisa’s leadership style makes me feel like I am her only employee. She truly cares and this shows when she takes the time to meet with me and ensure that I continue to grow as a professional. She deserves recognition because she never demands it herself!”
Lisa’s favorite part of her role is working with students at Frontier Bound and Clinical Bound, as well as spending time on campus with the faculty. She said, “I enjoy working with such highly motivated and well-prepared faculty and staff. The focus remains on the students and their success and preparation as advanced practice nurses.”
Congratulations to our winners and thank you for contributing to the culture of caring at FNU.
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. To submit your nomination for the fall term Circle of Caring Award, click here!