left-right Inese Verzemnieks; Linda Sarna, Acting Dean; Heidi Crooks, Chief Nursing Officer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Inese exemplifies the qualities that an instructor working with the newer generation of MECNs are to model: enthusiasm for teaching, respect for students new to the nursing profession, patience, and much flexibility and motivation to continue finding new ways to instill a passion for nursing.
Another wrote: I have seen Dr. Verzemnieks working long hours; updating teaching materials so that she models, mentors, and motivates students to excel. One can always find students by her office, seeking her out for questions dealing with the APA format, the TOE-just to name a few. She is also a "major source of support for the faculty. For example, she is very technologically savvy with Moodle, and various other software and educational materials-which she willingly shares with others. One just needs to see her course Moodle sites, brochures, flyers, etc. to marvel at her work.Ã¢â‚¬Ã_