North Arkansas Regional Medical Center(NARMC) announced that Delbert McCutchen, MSN, RN, AEMT, Director of Employee Education, has been nominated for the esteemed recognition of Arkansas’ Outstanding Nurse Educator 2023. This prestigious nomination acknowledges Delbert’s exceptional contributions to the field of healthcare education and his unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of nursing professionals.
As an accomplished nurse educator for over 19 years, Delbert McCutchen has demonstrated a passion for teaching, mentoring, and inspiring future nurses. He started teaching CPR in 1992 and received his nursing degree in 2004. Since 2004, his tireless efforts in teaching have played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of countless students. Through his exceptional teaching methods, innovative curriculum development, and individualized support, Delbert, has empowered aspiring nurses to thrive academically, professionally, and ethically. In 2010, he was the AR Saves Nurse Facilitator of the Year, and in 2018 was a nominee for Compassionate Nurse of the Year.
Delbert leads the NARMC Education Department which provides Education experience to the public and other healthcare providers. Courses that NARMC offers are:
• BLS- All types of CPR including First Aid
• ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) – Adult
• PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) – Children
• PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization) – Children
• Basic Arrhythmia Course
• ENPC (Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course) – Children
• ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) 12 lead
• ASLS (Advanced Stroke Life Support) – Stroke
• MASH – High School Juniors and Seniors – 2-week program in the summer
• CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute)
• Stop the Bleed
• TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) - Adult
Arkansas’ Outstanding Nurse Educator Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the development and advancement of nursing education. Delbert's nomination serves as a testament to his exceptional abilities remarkable achievements and outstanding contributions to the nursing community.
Donna Boehm, NARMC Chief Nursing Officer, stated, “Delbert consistently demonstrates a passion for teaching, mentorship, and innovation. He embodies the spirit of nursing education, shaping competent and compassionate caregivers who will make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. His contribution not only enriches our hospital but also influences the broader nursing community. We are very proud of Delbert and glad to have him on our NARMC team.”