THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF NURSING
THE MCGAFFIC, MONROE, & ROGERS MEMORIAL AWARD
FOR CLINICAL TEACHING
Dr. Cheryl McGaffic, Clinical Associate Professor, was a native Arizonan who obtained her BSN and her PhD from The University of Arizona College of Nursing. She taught critical care, ethics, and death and dying courses at The University of Arizona. She had extensive practice experience as a nurse in intensive care, cardiac intensive care, and oncology. A courageous, compassionate nurse, she taught her students to listen to patients and to care for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. As well, she was committed to clinical scholarship.
Barbara Monroe, MS, CCRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, taught critical care nursing at The University of Arizona. She also worked in the cardiovascular unit at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. She received her BSN from Mankato State University in Minnesota and her MSN from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She will be remembered as a role model, a visionary and a dedicated teacher who used a variety of creative, fun teaching techniques to stimulate learning in her students.
Robin Rogers, RN, MSN, CPNP was a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Arizona. She completed her BSN at Loma Linda University and her MSN at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was one of the first pediatric nurse practitioners to be certified in the United States, and she was dedicated to teaching about children and families. She is remembered for her kindness, humor, and impressive organizational skills.
- This award will be presented annually to a faculty member who demonstrates exemplary clinical site (practica) teaching within College Bachelor of Science in nursing or Master’s Entry to the Profession degree programs at the end-of-the semester Faculty Awards event in May.
- All current faculty are eligible to nominate a peer for the award. The nomination submission will address the ways in which the nominee meets the characteristics for selection.
- Nominees must be a current faculty member of the College of Nursing.
- Nominees must have completed at least one year of teaching at the College of Nursing.
- Nominees must not have received the award in the past two years.
CHARACTERISTICS FOR SELECTION
- Recipient should motivate students to achieve clinical excellence.
- Recipient should demonstrate availability and responsiveness to students.
- Recipient should utilize innovative teaching strategies in the clinical arena.
- Recipient should make significant contributions to the profession of nursing through education, service, practice, or research.
- Recipient should demonstrate and participate in clinical scholarship.
- The Faculty Council will solicit nominations in the spring semester. Nominators will complete and submit an online nomination form available at
- Nominations will be due in April at a date set by the Faculty Council.
- Faculty Council members will comprise the selection committee. Awards will be based upon the degree to which the candidate meets the selection criteria as presented in the nomination.
- The McGaffic, Monroe & Rogers Memorial Award for Clinical Teaching will be presented at End-of-the Semester Faculty Awards event in May.
- Along with the professional recognition associated with this honor, the recipients will receive an engraved plaque.
- The first time this award was given, it was awarded to Cheryl McGaffic, Barbara Monroe, and Robin Rogers posthumously.