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Service-Learning Project Archives: Lydia Watkins, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE

Lydia Watkins, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Associate Professor of Nursing

Service-Learning Teaching Details

2015 Excellence in Service-Learning

Outstanding Faculty Award

Service-Learning Sections:            8

Service-Learning Courses:             1

  • Nursing Care of Children

Key Partnership:

  • Glynn County School System
  • Morning Star Children and Family Services

Creating empathic nursing for children through service-learning has been a goal of Dr. Lydia Watkins since arriving at the College. She has been teaching service-learning courses since fall 2013 and reached almost 300 nursing students through these projects. In the courses she taught, Dr. Watkins engaged students in developing quality skills and teaching methods to prepare them for working with pediatric populations. When working with children, it is important to be caring and gentle because most children do not like going to the doctor’s office. Dr. Watkins works to help nursing students feel comfortable in accessing and evaluating the needs of these children.