At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Dr. Amy Herrington has 30 years experience as a registered nurse. Her passion is patient safety and improving patient outcomes utilizing evidence-based solutions. This passion drove her practice as an Emergency Department Patient Care Manager and Staff Development Specialist at a large tertiary care facility in central Kentucky, which led to improved patient satisfaction, nurse satisfaction, and quality metrics through the establishment of stroke and myocardial infarction alert process as well as an active quality improvement committee. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and she has presented at multiple forums and programs. Dr. Herrington has written and edited chapters in several emergency nursing resource manuals as well as nursing theory texts.
She has held multiple teaching positions in both the traditional and virtual educational settings and greatly enjoys working with and inspiring students to reach their full potential.
Professionally, she is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau and the Kentucky Nurses Association where she serves as Chairman of the Government Affairs Cabinet. Additionally, she has served various roles that KNA Bluegrass District including president of the chapter.