Hill named a 'Great 100' Nurse by foundation
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HAMMOND – Karen Hill, associate professor of nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named a Great 100 Nurse in Louisiana by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation of Louisiana.
Hill was nominated for the honor by a peer. The award recognizes nurses for their concern for humanity, significant contributions to the nursing profession, her shared skill and expertise as a mentor for others and contributions to the community.
A member of the School of Nursing faculty since 1987, Hill was recognized for her innovative teaching methods and her motivational skills when she received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, one of the highest awards Southeastern offers to faculty. Hill has written several textbooks with second editions.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation,” said Hill, a resident of Hammond. “To be recognized by one’s peers for doing what you truly love is very rewarding. I love everything about nursing and teaching nurses.”
Hill also said that faculty such as Barbara Moffett, Donnie Booth, Jean Urick, Mary F. May, and Emily Bond were terrific mentors to her when she began teaching at Southeastern. “Without these mentors, my first years of teaching would have been much more difficult.”
“Dr. Hill has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to student learning and has been a leader in development of innovative teaching strategies,” said Moffett, interim dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Her expertise related to teaching and learning has been a valuable resource not only to Southeastern faculty, but to staff development personnel in regional health care facilities. She has been a great asset to the School of Nursing and is certainly deserving of such recognition.”
In 2004 Hill was recognized by the Louisiana State Nurses Association with the Nightingale Award as Nurse Educator of the Year and has also received the Outstanding Nurse Award by the Tangipahoa District Nurses’ Association. She has also been named “Mentor for the Senior Graduating Class” in Nursing in 1999, 2008, and 2010. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized her for Excellence in Teaching in 1997-1998 and again in 2003-2004. Hill involves herself in the community and her church, the Council of Aging, The Apotheca House in Ponchatoula, and she served on a mission trip to Ecuador this past summer. She is a 1979 nursing graduate of Southeastern and earned her master’s degree at LSU Health Sciences Center and a doctorate from the University of New Orleans.