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College of Nursing Professor Receives Prestigious Award for Medical-Surgical Nurses

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Patricia Schrader, assistant clinical professor at the UH College of Nursing, has been awarded the 2018 Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Clinical Practice Award. She will receive the award at the annual convention of the AMSN in Florida in September.

“Patricia is an avid advocate of nursing students having a firm medical surgical foundation. She raises the bar for all students to have a deep understanding of the whole patient,” said the college’s Tracy McManaman-Bridges in her nominating letter.

A nurse since 1983, Schrader is an assistant clinical professor at the college where she teaches medical surgical nursing and coordinates and performs medical surgical clinical rotations.

“This is a national award, awarded to one person. We are so proud of her and her accomplishment,” said Kathryn Tart, professor and founding dean of the college.

The award carries with it plaque and an honorarium. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses has more than 12,000 members and is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to the practice of medical-surgical nursing.

“Dr. Schrader has taught me more in two years than I have learned in my whole career about creating appropriate care plans for medical surgical patients. She makes care plans real and effective for the patients. I feel that every time a staff member or student is mentored by her the patient benefits,” McManaman-Bridges said.

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