We would like to thank and recognize Kelly Snow, RN, for her dedication to the nurse preceptor program at Unity. She has become a leader among preceptors and is admired by nursing staff at Unity for her positive attitude, knowledge, and skills on the floor. Kelly continues helping and leading new nurses even after orientation is complete. Thank you, Kelly!

From Left to Right: Kelly Snow and Leanne Mikiciuk

One of Kelly’s four nomination letters:

Kelly Snow embodies every aspect of a nurse preceptor that a student could ask for. She excels in looking out for new nurses and setting them up for success all while ensuring there is never a dull moment in the shift. She provides effective learning and criticism yet has a comforting energy. She teaches you to look at the patient as a whole, asking questions that are appropriate for you to know in the situation. For example, pertinent lab values and history. She also taught me the importance of a thorough assessment as well. Kelly set me up for success by creating a positive learning experience. When I come in and see that I work with Kelly on the schedule it always ensures a good day and a helping hand.



Congratulations to all of the nominees:

  • Donna Barz, Cardiology
  • Doreen Bonder, 2200 Unit
  • Sandra Fostano, 2400 Unit (INCU)
  • Nancy Hines, Unity Living Center
  • Justine Kulhowvick, ED
  • Ruth Livermore, 4400 Unit
  • Susan Natalie, 2300 Unit
  • Kimberly Visca, August Family Birth Place
  • Jaroslaw Zydowicz, 2300 Unit


About the Excellence in Nurse Precepting Award

This biannual award recognizes a nurse preceptor at Unity who positively impacts the delivery of patient care. Nominations will be open again on November 1 and the next winner will be announced on December 11. A reminder will come out a week prior inviting you to nominate a nurse preceptor who has demonstrated commitment to the growth and development of new nurse team members through professional practice and mentoring.