Faye Postell, MSN-Ed, RN, brings more than three decades of experience, including 25 years in acute care specializing in open-heart and ICU nursing, to her role educating the next generation of nurses as a Visiting Instructor and Assessment Technologies Institute Coordinator. She was called to the caring profession as a child following conversations with a neighbor, who was a nurse.
Postell believes the best way for students to learn is through experiences and realistic case studies that give students insight into the nursing profession. She asks students, “What do you see as this patient’s priority? What do they need most? Sometimes it is just listening and asking, ‘What matters most to you today?’” She hopes her work, which includes serving as a Practice Partner Liaison for the College’s CAPE grant for the VA Medical Center, the FAU Community Health Center, Caridad Center, Community Health Center, Inc., and others, will inspire students to answer the call to care and see the need for their work in the community. “Nurses are needed to help improve the social determinants of health. FAU students are learning about health disparities of veterans and other vulnerable populations. We need to work together to promote better health outcomes for them.”