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CU Nursing faculty Kim Paxton

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CU College of Nursing professor named ‘2021 Nurse Educator of the Year’

When the pandemic shut down others, Kim Paxton created a way for students to keep learning, graduate

AURORA, Colo. (April 19, 2021) – When COVID-19 swept across the world and wreaked havoc, students everywhere faced missing classes and graduation. But not in one program at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Kim Paxton, DNP, APRN, developed a high-fidelity virtual simulation so nursing students could continue to learn reasoning skills, earn clinical hours, and attend their commencement ceremony. Then, she shared her patient simulations with other faculty so they could also use it to help students. Her creativity and generosity are why Dr. Paxton was named ‘2021 Nurse Educator of the Year.’

See full press release: CU Nursing Professor 2021 Nurse Educator of the Year PR 041921