Registered Nurse Carla Olson of Deerwood was recently named the new Manager of Education at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
She will coordinate the activities of the nursing skills lab, teach and evaluate students and support the development and maintenance of the simulation lab curriculum. Olson will ensure competency-based orientation which provides for demonstration of principles necessary to provide appropriate service and assure the safety of all patients and visitors. She will also work in conjunction with nursing leaders to assess and set learning objectives for new staff and provide ongoing competency-based education for staff.
Olson had worked at CRMC as a Clinical Nurse Educator the past year. Before that, she was an educator, charge nurse and direct patient care giver at the St. Cloud Hospital for 26 years. The manager holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She also earned an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences at North Hennepin Community College and completed the Practical Nursing Program at Willmar Technical College