AARC Education Section Preceptor Recognition Program

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AARC Recognized Preceptors

The AARC recognizes that quality respiratory care education cannot exist without high-quality clinical preceptors. The AARC Education Section has developed a recognition program for clinical preceptors to acknowledge their contribution to student learning.

The AARC congratulates the 2019 Recognized Clinical Preceptors:

  • Chelsea Babco, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Seton Medical Center of Austin (TX)
  • Gerri Barnes, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Joshua Bishop-Loya, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Karina Cicenas, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Sandi Cooksey, AAS, RRT, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ryan Cutro, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Gabrielle Davis, MPH, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CHES, CTTS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Kathryn Dugan, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ahmad Elshafei, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ryan Forbush, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Anne Geistkemper, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Jill Gorlach, BS, RRT, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Michal Graca, MS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Marcella Herrera-Jaramillo, BS, RRT, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (TX)
  • Virginia Holmgren, BSRC, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Kylie Howard, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Abbey Hudgins, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, St. David’s Medical Center (TX)
  • Denise Kimbrough, BS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Doris Kimbrough, AAS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Andrew Klein, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Emilee Lamorena, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Connie Lane, MA, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Michigan Medicine (MI)
  • Tatum Lane, BSRC, RRT, St. David’s Medical Center (TX)
  • Anthonia Lawrence, BS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Tiffany Leonard, BS, RRT, Seton Medical Center Williamson (TX)
  • Sara Murphy, MBA, RRT RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Crystal Nolin, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Afrah Obaidan, MSc, RRT RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Jeremy Parks, BS, RRT, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (MO)
  • Mia Penn, BSRT, RRT, The Ohio State University Medical Center (OH)
  • Andrea Quach, BSRT, RRT, The Ohio State University Medical Center (OH)
  • Nathan Rodrigues, MSIS, RRT, RRT-SDS, RRT-NPS, EMT-B, Texas State University (TX)
  • Stephen Russell, BA, RRT, St. David’s Medical Center (TX)
  • D. Owen Seatz Jr., MEd, RRT, Saint Alphonsus (ID)
  • Camille Stover, MET, RRT, Saint Alphonsus (ID)
  • Maliha Syed, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Mary Vrskovy, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Tyler Weiss, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Sara Wells, BSRC, RRT, University Medical Center at Brackenridge (TX)
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital preceptors
AARC Recognized Preceptors from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago, IL)

Preceptor Nomination Form

Take a moment to recognize an outstanding clinical preceptor in your school! Use the form below to nominate a clinical preceptor who is doing outstanding work. Here are the requirements:

  • The form must be completed by a Director of Clinical Education or a Program Director.
  • The nominee must be a member of the AARC’s Education Section.
  • The nominee must have completed the AARC’s Clinical Preceptor Course in the last year (Aug. 1–July 31).
  • The nominee must have completed a minimum of 120 hours of preceptorship in the last year (Aug. 1–July 31).
  • The nominee must have an RRT credential.
  • The nominee must possess or currently be pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
  • The DCE and Program Director must also be current members of the AARC.

If the nominee meets or exceeds the recognition program’s requirements, the AARC will notify the nominee and the nominating program. The Clinical Preceptor recognition will be valid for one year (Aug. 1–July 31), a recognition ribbon will be placed on the recipient’s AARConnect profile, and a certificate of recognition will be provided. There is no limit to the number of nominees from an individual respiratory care program, nor is there a limit to the number of consecutive years the preceptor can be nominated.

If you have any questions, please contact Shawna Strickland.

Education Section Preceptor Recognition Nomination Form

    Must be a member of the Education Section
  • Must be a minimum of 120 hours.
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 120.
  • Please provide all credentials earned by nominee.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.