Virginia Sherrick to receive the “Inspiring Yale” award

March 27, 2018

The Yale Graduate and Professional Senate have selected our very own Virginia (Ginger) Sherrick to receive the Inspiring Yale award for the Yale School of Nursing. Congratulations to Ginger! She will receive her award at a ceremony on April 11, which showcases the appreciation and work of various thought leaders from the thirteen graduate and professional schools at Yale.

Ginger is a lecturer in the Graduate Entry Prespeciality in Nursing (GEPN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs at the Yale School of Nursing. She brings over 20 years of nursing experience to her role as a simulation director from a myriad of practice settings across the care continuum. In her role as the director of the Simulation Lab, she works collaboratively with nursing faculty, outside practice partners, and the community, to develop and provide an active learning environment for students via a simulation-based learning curriculum. “We are honored to be presenting this year’s Inspring Yale award to such a deserving individual,”  stated Shermaine Hutchins, 2018 Inspiring Yale committee chair and Yale School of Public Health MPH student. “This award is a testament to the impact made on the Yale University student body, who graciously selected all of this year’s recipients.”

Students from each school nominate and vote on faculty doing the most interesting and engaging work to represent their school and share their work. Ginger was selected by the students of the Yale School of Nursing, as well as students within the broader Yale community.

During the award ceremony, Ginger will give a “Ted Talk” style presentation designed to appeal to a broad audience of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in addition to alumni, faculty, and staff.

The Graduate & Professional Student Senate aims to foster interdisciplinary career exploration through events and programming with Inspiring Yale. Read more about Inspiring Yale here.