Tulane ER Nurse McLelland Named Educator Of The Year

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Medical Center emergency department nurse educator Sarah McLelland, RN, was recently awarded the 2016 Nurse Educator Award by the Louisiana Council of the Emergency Nurses Association.

         The annual award recognizes a nurse who has made significant contributions to the education of colleagues, nursing students, EMS personnel, patients/ families and/ or the community through the publication of articles, formal or informal courses, or the development of a specific emergency nursing program or curriculum.

         McLelland, an eight-year veteran in the Tulane Medical Center ER, oversees the continuing education of nurses. She is a certified Trauma Nursing Core Course instructor and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course instructor.

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         “Our mission is not only to provide world-class patient care, but to also provide world-class education to our current staff and students who come to train with us,” said Olivia Fleming, administrative director of cardiology services at Tulane Health System. “Sarah lives out our mission on a daily basis by guaranteeing our ER nurses are armed with the latest medical knowledge – so they can provide the best care to our patients and assist in training students.”

         Tulane Health System is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical system serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane has more than 500 credentialed physicians who provide leading-edge care, ranging from primary to tertiary to quaternary. Facilities in the New Orleans area include Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, Tulane Pediatrics, Tulane Cancer Center Comprehensive Clinic, Tulane Transplant Institute, Tulane Multispecialty Center Metairie, Tulane Multispecialty Center Uptown, Tulane Multispecialty Center Downtown and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Tulane Health System is a partnership jointly owned by HCA and Tulane University.

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