AARC Education Section Preceptor Recognition Program

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AARC Recognized Preceptors from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago, IL)

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 2018 Recognized Clinical Preceptors:

  • Chelsea Babco, BSRC, RRT; Seton Medical Center of Austin (TX)
  • Gerri Barnes, BHS, RRT, RRT-NPS; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Denise Booth, BS, RRT; Cleveland Clinic (OH)
  • Carol Director, BS, RRT; Hartford Hospital (CT)
  • Ahmad Elshafei, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Elizabeth Farnham, MEd, RRT; Manchester Community College (CT)
  • Anne Geistkemper, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Jill Gorlach, BS, RRT; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Michal Graca, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Kaneisha Green, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Kevin Hall, MBA, RRT; Carilion Clinic (VA)
  • Nicholas Henry, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C; Texas State University (TX)
  • Kylie Howard, BS, RRT; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Jo E Johnson, MSc, RRT; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ramandeep Kaur, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Renee Kiourkas, MS, RRT, RPFT; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Andrew Klein, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Richard Kopca, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ashley Lachowicz, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Emilee Lamorena, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Connie Lane, MA, RRT, RRT-ACCS; Michigan Medicine (MI)
  • Anthonia Lawrence, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Tiffany Leonard, BS, RRT; Seton Medical Center Williamson (TX)
  • Ryndell Magbalon, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Roisin McLaughlin, BS, RRT, RPFT; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Edita Meksraityte, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Gloria Moffett, BS, RRT; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Ellen Moran, MS, RRT, RPFT, AE-C; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Crystal Nolin, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Karen Renaldi, MEd, RRT; Hartford Hospital (CT)
  • Jodylynn Rolla, MS, RRT, CPFT; Steward Family Healthcare Northside (PA)
  • Gagan Singh, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS; Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Danielle Uribe, RRT; Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (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)

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.

The nomination deadline has passed.