Diversity Through Teaching Award Goes to UW Bothell Alumna


Wednesday, May 5, 2011
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BOTHELL, Wash. – University of Washington Bothell alumna Barbara Plovie has been selected to receive the 2011 Excellence in Promoting Diversity Through Teaching Award. The accolade comes from Seattle’s UW School of Nursing, where Plovie is a full-time lecturer in family and child nursing. She will receive the award at the UW School of Nursing Convocation.

“From the moment I stepped on campus, the UW Bothell philosophy and culture of promoting diversity became a part of me,” said Plovie, who completed her Master of Nursing (MN) in 2009. “Yes, I took a diversity class as part of my MN program, but, most importantly, the nursing faculty and staff promoted diversity by example. I do the same.”

The Nursing Program at UW Bothell places a high priority upon increasing the quality and quantity of nursing educators. According to Program Director Mary Baroni, “The shortage of nurses in our region cannot be addressed until we first increase the number of nursing educators. The program at UW Bothell has built a network of community partners in our region to increase the size and the diversity of the pool of qualified nursing educators.”

UW Bothell alumna Debbie Kelly received the teaching excellence award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Kelly received her MN in 2004.

About the Nursing Program: The UW Bothell Nursing Program offers two academic degree programs. The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program allows nurses to complete their BSN through efficient scheduling of classes one day per week. The Master of Nursing program focuses on leadership in education, practice, policy, and program development.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.