Sally Moyce


  

Sally Moyce, DNP RN

Samuel Merritt University - Sacramento Campus
Oakland, CA
United States
...a student who was diagnosed with cancer months after passing NCLEX came back to campus to seek solace with Sally; which she richly provided. Her compassion extends to the faculty and staff, in times of stress and strife she approaches the situation with calm and reasoning.

Dr. Moyce exemplifies all of the traits, abilities and attributes that a DAISY Faculty Award candidate has. The following are comments from colleagues both in pre and post licensure attesting to Sally’s qualifications to receive the award.  The comments are listed below.

Sally encompasses the ideal of lifelong learning. She has enthusiastically joined committees, attended faculty meeting with active participation, while engaging in scholarly research and innovations in the classroom. She has a deep compassion for students. One example is a student who was diagnosed with cancer months after passing NCLEX came back to campus to seek solace with Sally; which she richly provided. Her compassion extends to the faculty and staff, in times of stress and strife she approaches the situation with calm and reasoning.

Sally is a relentless advocate for education and for teaching nursing care for underserved populations. She is innovative, engaged, and a cheerleader for nursing students. She has the gift and insight to see nursing as a continuum beyond hospital setting to real world individuals and families in every setting.

Sally treats everyone as a colleague all the time, even when disappointed. Her leadership with the CHN poverty simulation and her willingness to share clinical sites and students between prelicensure and the RN to BSN program demonstrates her commitment to teaching excellence, creative cooperation and a work environment that reflects our values.

As a new faculty, I have had limited interactions with Sally. However, in those brief encounters, Sally has gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome and a valued team member. She is always pleasant with a smile on her face. She is very approachable.

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Dr. Sally Moyce exemplifies a professional nurse who is committed to not only the students, but the community agencies where they are placed. She has worked tirelessly and cheerfully to create and oversee innovative community health clinical placements. Sally is a team player who is supportive of her peers and is always willing to lend a hand when needed. Deeply committed to student learning, she integrates innovative instructional strategies into her courses. She is extremely well organized, involved in several professional nursing organizations, and a role model for students and peers. She is not only an asset to the faculty at SMU, but to the Sacramento Region – due to the innovative clinical placements targeting under-served and marginalized populations in the Sacramento Region. She has demonstrated a commitment to decreasing health inequities, in the region.