Assistant Professor Cheryl Gilot Named a 2019-2020 Nightingale Award Recipient

Three Rivers Community College is excited to share that Assistant Professor of Nursing Cheryl Gilot has been selected as a 2019-2020 Nightingale Award recipient in recognition for her work that has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The prestigious Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing was developed by the Visiting Nurse Association to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, focus public attention, recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, and inspire future nurses. There are Nightingale Awards based in New Haven, New London and Hartford. Gilot is being recognized by the New London branch.

Of her accomplishment, Gilot says, “Receiving this Nightingale Award is an honor, one that I could not have accomplished without the support of the nursing profession. Becoming a nursing educator was a natural next step in my career. It is rewarding to watch nursing students progress from apprehensively completing assessments to becoming competent graduate nurses. Sharing the knowledge and experiences of my fellow nurses has also helped me better nurture and educate future nurses of tomorrow.”

Three Rivers President Mary Ellen Jukoski said, “I am pleased for Cheryl to receive a Nightingale Award and delighted to have her experience and expertise as a member of the nursing faculty to assist in preparing the next generation of students for careers in nursing.”

Edie Ouellet, Director of Nursing and Allied Health at Three Rivers, congratulated her stating, “As an educator at TRCC, Cheryl puts students and the integrity of nursing and healthcare education first. Cheryl leads and effectively collaborates with a team of nurse educators in a new concept-based curriculum.”

Cheryl Gilot has taught at Three Rivers Community College for three years and will be promoted to Associate Professor of Nursing on July 1. Her nursing career began at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital where she worked for 26 years, primarily in the Emergency Department, moving from a staff nurse to the Emergency Department Clinical Educator. While working on her Master’s in Nursing Education, she went to work as a LPN Clinical Instructor for the CT State Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Norwich Technical High School. She has also taught Medication Administration for Childcare Providers for 20 years throughout Eastern Connecticut and is a CPR and First Aid Instructor. She has maintained her Emergency Medical Technician certification and is a member of Mystic River Ambulance.

Nightingale Awards Ceremonies are usually celebrated with galas in New London, Hartford and New Haven in late April and May. Due to coronavirus, the New London event is currently postponed with the date to be determined in the future.

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