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Clayton State nursing faculty earn GANE awards

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Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Debra Cody won the association's 2013 Jane Van de Verde Nurse Educator Award during last month's Georgia Association of Nurse Educators conference in Peachtree City.

Special photo Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Debra Cody won the association's 2013 Jane Van de Verde Nurse Educator Award during last month's Georgia Association of Nurse Educators conference in Peachtree City.

MORROW — Clayton State University nursing faculty members brought home awards from last month’s Georgia Association of Nurse Educators conference in Peachtree City.

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Special Photo Clinical faculty member Nancy Capponi and two other doctoral students won “Best Poster Presentation for Doctoral Students” during last month’s Georgia Association of Nurse Educators conference in Peachtree City.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Debra Cody won the association’s 2013 Jane Van de Verde Nurse Educator Award. Her award included a plaque and a check for $500.

Cody has been a nurse educator for more than 35 years. She holds a doctorate degree, serves on state committees related to nursing education and has helped develop the nurse educator mentor program for new faculty members at Clayton State.

“Dr. Cody demonstrates excellence in nursing education and is well deserving of this award,” said Dr. Sue Odom, chair of Clayton State’s undergraduate nursing program. “We are very proud and fortunate to have her on our nursing faculty.”  

Clinical faculty member Nancy Capponi and two other doctoral students from Kennessaw State University also won Best Poster Presentation for Doctoral Students for their poster, “The Use of Beck’s Anxiety Index with Undergraduate Nursing Students.”