Robert House, CRNA, MSN, Clinical Coordinator of the Bayhealth Anesthesia Department, received Drexel University's 2013 Clinical Preceptor Award. The award, titled “Behind Every Graduate,” honored House’s passion for teaching and dedication to student growth.
Presented at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions graduation ceremony, the award came as a surprise to House, who attends the event each year to recognize his former students as they complete the Nurse Anesthesia program.
“This award really belongs to the entire Bayhealth Anesthesia Department,” House said. “We all take very seriously our roles as mentors.”
As the Clinical Coordinator for students completing rotations at Bayhealth as part of their nurse anesthetist programs, House oversees assignments and housing, places students in educational settings, and trains students in the clinical setting.
Former students praised House’s enthusiasm and clinical expertise. They emphasized his ability to make students comfortable and confident while increasing their understanding of the practical application of anesthesia.
House joined Bayhealth in 1991 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He has served as the Clinical Coordinator for nurse anesthesia students for 13 years.
Rotations for nurse anesthesia students at Bayhealth are of varying lengths and are designed to give students anesthesia case experience in a variety of settings, including the Operating Room, Emergency Department, Endoscopy Lab, and Diagnostic Imaging.
Students often return to Bayhealth to work after graduation.