Respiratory Care Preceptors Earn National Preceptor Recognition Award

Three of the six preceptor recipients. From left to right, Ryan Forbush, Camille Stover, and Gabrielle Davis
Three of the six preceptor award recipients. From left to right: Ryan Forbush, Camille Stover, and Gabrielle Davis

A group of six faculty and adjunct clinical instructors from the Department of Respiratory Care have earned the Preceptor Recognition Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care, for their outstanding leadership and mentoring skills while serving as preceptors to students in the clinical field.

The Preceptor Recognition Award is an annual award that recognizes members of the American Association for Respiratory Care who serve in their communities as preceptors for at least 120 hours a year. Preceptors are licensed respiratory therapists that work with and mentor students while they provide care in clinical environments. This gives respiratory care students the opportunity to work closely with a licensed provider who serves as a resource during their clinical rotations.

“Preceptors are critical for our students’ success because students are required to obtain at least 800 hours in a clinical setting while earning a bachelor’s degree in our Respiratory Care program,” said Joe Coyle, interim chair for the Department of Respiratory Care. “We are so fortunate to have such outstanding clinical instructors in our department, to work with our students during their clinical hours. We are also very grateful for our tremendous community partners such as the local health systems that work with and support our students.”

Of the 39 total recipients of the award across the country, six of them come from Boise State’s Department of Respiratory Care as either a faculty member, adjunct clinical instructor, and/or alumni. Each recipient of the award will be recognized at this year’s annual national conference, American Association for Respiratory Care Congress 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana on Nov. 9. Below is a list of this year’s recipients:

  • Joshua Bishop-Loya, Boise State adjunct clinical instructor, 2015 graduate, and respiratory therapist at St. Luke’s Health System.
  • Gabrielle Davis, Boise State adjunct clinical instructor and respiratory therapist at St. Luke’s Health System.
  • Ryan Forbush, Boise State clinical instructor and respiratory therapist at St. Luke’s Health System.
  • Virginia Holmgren, Boise State adjunct clinical instructor and respiratory therapist at St. Luke’s Health System.
  • D. Owen Seatz Jr., Boise State adjunct clinical instructor,1993 graduate, and respiratory therapist at Saint Alphonsus.
  • Camille Stover, Boise State clinical assistant professor, 2014 graduate, and respiratory therapist at Saint Alphonsus.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to recognize members who work hard to promote and advance the profession,” said Shawna Strickland, associate executive director of member services for the American Association for Respiratory Care. “Members who receive this distinction are great examples and leaders to our community.”

Learn more about the American Association for Respiratory Care and the Preceptor Recognition Award.