USJ Nursing student Emilee Tirino ’22 in the RN BSN program was selected for the Connecticut League for Nursing Peer award. This honor recognizes an outstanding senior Nursing student from each member school/program, as chosen by their peers. The award is given to a student who has met the following criteria:
- Demonstrates the ability to provide competent and compassionate care.
- Shows accountability for personal and professional behavior and growth.
- Demonstrates leadership ability commensurate with his/her level of education.
- Demonstrates respect for all individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, values, and/or beliefs.
- Demonstrates the ability to work as an integral team member, whether in school or the community.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the nursing profession in his/her expressed philosophy, beliefs/values, and actions.
“I am honored to receive this award and be recognized among my peers. As a student nurse, I intend to promote compassion and equity in nursing while serving my patients and peers as a leader. I am eager to begin my professional career as a nurse to have a greater impact on those around me,” said Tirino.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Emilee. Emilee is always willing to help her peers, whether informally in class or clinical or formally as a tutor in the Center for Academic Excellence. It’s great to see her kindness, patience, and support recognized by her peers,” said Denise M. Puia, Ph.D., MSN, associate professor
, and director of prelicensure programs in the Department of Nursing.
The award will be presented during CLN RN Student Day, a virtual event that takes place on November 3, 2021.