Kerri Reid originally obtained
an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Casper, Wyoming, and her
deferred BSN in the RN to MSN program at University of Colorado, Health
Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado in 2007. The terminal degree awarded was a CNS-Adult
Her primary role in the
Clinical Education Center (CEC) is to provide clinical instruction and teaching
to RN students entering into the BSN program. These courses include Health
Assessment and Fundamentals (Foundations). Content is taught using both skill
acquisition as well as simulation (SIM) to the students that then creates the
framework for safe patient care once the students begin their clinical
rotations. Resultant, development for the students incorporates Quality and
Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA’s)
appropriate to the learning level of the student.
As CEC and Sim continue across
all undergraduate courses, and also incorporate the above QSEN KSA’s, and since
this learning is incorporated as well as expected in their designated
courses, Reid collaborates with course coordinators about the CEC and Sim
experiences. Using an outcome competency, the COPA model, Kerri assures all of
the students are successful with their learning.
Additionally, a component
of Kerri’s employment is to maintain clinical proficiency and she does
this by working in The MICU at University of Colorado Hospital as Faculty
Affiliate and, resultant, maintains an active certification (CCRN) in her area
of clinical expertise.