Michele Micki Ballister, RN, CRNA, MSN, was voted best clinical instructor of the year by the nurse anesthesia class of 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Health Professions in Charleston, S.C.
She has taught there for 5 years, sharing with her students her experience as a CRNA. She received her Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award at the MUSC Anesthesia for Nurses Program graduation ceremony on Dec. 6.
Ballister is a student in the DNP program in Villanova (Pa.) Universitys College of Nursing. Her scholarly project, Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists: The Impact of Structured High Fidelity Simulation on Anesthesia Ready Time, was implemented in July 2013.
She graduated with her DNP degree on Dec. 10.