Nurse aims to expand patient education classes at Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Cecilly Scott, B.S.N., R.N., enjoys teaching nursing students during their clinical rotations and educating patients during their hospital stay.
By Brittany Otis
As an in-service specialist at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Cecilly Scott, B.S.N., R.N., has many duties, but her primary focus is on education.
“I oversee and teach some of the education classes at the hospital, including the childbirth classes for the public,” Scott said. “I also teach skill checkoffs for nurses where I review material with them, such as CPR training, as the nurse performs it. I also serve on many committees as a voice for nursing and educational needs.”
Scott has served in women’s health for more than five years. She has worked in the labor and delivery and mother-baby units where she was a part of the Delivery Care Nurse team, a group of nurses who help mothers with breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact after delivery.
When Scott’s current position became available, she took the opportunity to pursue her passion for education.
“I have always loved teaching nursing students during their clinical rotations and practicum,” she said. “It also is very important to me to educate our patients during their stay at the hospital, which is what I spent most of my time doing on a daily basis.”
Scott has several goals for the education classes at the hospital, including adding holistic courses. Her first priority is to improve patient care.
“I want to resume more of our classes, started by my predecessor, and to improve our postpartum discharge teaching,” Scott said. “I also would like to bring in participants and start the education process before they are admitted to the hospital. I have always felt that our patients could be more prepared for what to expect when they are in the hospital so they can feel more at ease and comfortable managing their care.”
To learn more about patient education classes, call 251-415-1289.