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Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver

Health Professions Scholarship

Sandra Lee Summers

Sandra Lee Summers

Nurse Practitioner / Nursing Education
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Sandy, a 2008 recipient, graduated in December 2009 with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She is busy wearing three hats. Not only does she teach at Lamar Community College and as “shared faculty” at UCCS, she serves as Director of Nursing and Allied Health for Lamar Community College. She notes that a doctorate is desirable and will be a favorable step toward accreditation. Lamar Community College recently formed a partnership with UCCS that now includes two other community colleges and the possibility of a major workforce grant for southeastern Colorado. The Colorado Trust Funding was essential in helping Sandy complete her doctorate and use her skills to educate the nursing workforce of southern Colorado as well as support the partnership with UCCS.

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