A&M-Commerce Department of Nursing Featured for Efforts Amid Pandemic

The Department of Nursing at Texas A&M-Commerce is featured in a recent article from the Herald-Banner newspaper in Greenville, Texas, for its efforts to train nursing students amid the challenges of the COVID-19 era. “Since March, so many things have changed, everything from pedagogy to budget,” said A&M-Commerce Department of Nursing Head Denise Neill in the story. “Statewide, the rules have been changing daily, so when we’re just about to get the hang of new procedures, new changes come in.”

A&M-Commerce Department of Nursing courtesy of Herald-Banner
Left to right: Dr. Monica Tenhunen, Hannah Dixon, Dr. Denise Neill and Camila Brown of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Nursing Department. Photo courtesy of Herald-Banner.

Neill said the pandemic has forced faculty to be creative and reconsider how they approach the role of teaching students. “It’s all made us reevaluate re-evaluate what’s essential,” Neill said.

Professor Monica Tenhunen agrees. “People are a lot more adaptable than they’re often given credit for,” said Tenhunen. “Innovation isn’t just an academic buzzword. It can mean nursing done a lot better.”

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