Jacqueline M. Coates, DNP, MS, RN, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner at UR Medicine Home was awarded the Faculty Award at the 5th Annual Civic Engagement Awards Celebration at St. John Fisher College on Friday, April 13th.
The mission of the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement is to create service-learning and CE opportunities, which enable Fisher students to gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to become contributing citizens in a diverse and complex society. Sustained collaborations with community partners result in asset building and positive community change.
Jackie has been teaching NURS 312 Palliative and End-of-Life Care with a Service Learning component in each semester since Fall 2011. Her passion for helping student nurses learn to provide compassionate care for patients approaching the end of life inspired her students to successfully advocate for making the course a required component of Fisher’s BS in Nursing program. Jackie has partnered with nearly a dozen local comfort care homes, including Advent House, Aurora House, Isaiah House, and Webster Comfort Care Home to bring well over 200 NURS 312 students to these sites to provide care-giving support and end-of-life care research.
Congratulations to Jackie!