Christina Woline honored with Ann Williamson namesake award

The 2019 Ann Williamson Award for Leadership and Innovation in Nursing and Patient Care was presented on Sept. 26 to Christina Woline, MSN, RN-BC, nursing practice leader, nursing education.

Left to right: Ann Williamson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Christina Woline, MSN, RN-BC, and Cindy Dawson, MSN, RN, CORLN

This award is given annually to a nurse, nurse leader, or other clinical professional who has demonstrated exceptional ability to lead and innovate in the care of patients and families and who has demonstrated key attributes needed in formal managerial and executive roles as well as among frontline clinicians. In addition, the recipient demonstrates an outstanding reputation for leadership and innovation, and a high degree of citizenship and collegiality within the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care and their discipline. A monetary award is presented to the recipient, which is considered a scholarship for the purposes of paying for formal degree education or professional development for the awardee.

Woline was recognized for:

  • Development, along with colleagues in the Nursing Compliance and Qualifications office, of the Nursing Education app (NEd.) that provides just-in-time training (e.g., short videos, one-page documents, reference materials, product information, procedural reminders) to nursing staff to quickly review need-to-know educational information at the point of use. The app is on all clinical Voalte phones and can be accessed via desktop computers through the Nursing intranet.
  • Implementation of an interactive learning style as the preferred method to onboard clinicians within the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care; mentoring other educators within the department on how to revise curriculum accordingly; and co-leading the conversion of the Nursing Clinical Education Center’s teaching spaces to support this instructional style.
  • Converting the department’s nursing assistant onboarding curriculum to align with the Department of Public Health Workforce Initiative’s Health Support Professional curriculum, now accepted more globally across Iowa acute care settings as equivalent to a certified nursing assistant certification.


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