Jul 30, 2014

New Milford Professor Earns Attention for Innovation to Nursing Program

Margaret Hayes, a professor at Bergen Community College, has received recognition for her efforts in innovation of the college's nursing program.

New Milford Professor Earns Attention for Innovation to Nursing Program

Bergen Community College Professor Margaret Hayes, of New Milford, has been recognized as one of the schools submissions to the League of Innovation in the Community College for her effort in integrating video evaluations into coursework.

Hayes spearheaded the effort to require nursing program students to produce movies demonstrating their ability to perform safe nursing practices.

Students work in groups and take video of their performances. Once satisfied with their work, the videos are submitted to nursing faculty for evaluation and grading.

Professors MaryanneBaudo, of Glen Rock; Dr. Maria Fressola, of Hewitt; Marie Griffo, of Rutherford; Joan McManus, of Ramsey; Carrie Polnyj, of Wayne; and Natalie Timme, of Oradell, collaborated on the project and worked to implement the innovation.

“The superlative efforts of these individuals have not only supported student success, as an institutional priority,” said Dr. William Mulaney, Bergen’s vice president of academic affairs, “but further solidified the College’s commitment to academic excellence and progress.”

Bergen Community College also announced that Professor Rachel Wieland’s work regarding sustainability, which has resulted in the recycling of more than 10,000 lbs. of paper each semester, has earned her the John and Susanne Roueche Excellence Award.

The two projects will be recognized at upcoming events sponsored by the League of Innovations in the Community College. 

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