SCC’s Lane takes NCCCS Excellence in Teaching honor

January 25, 2014

Daphene Lane is no stranger to teaching. The 20-plus-year veteran of Sampson Community College’s Nursing Department has been a mainstay since 1990. Now Lane can add a prestigious honor to many other accolades she has received while at SCC. The North Carolina Community College System has presented her with the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Lane has been popular at the college for her use of new technological learning strategies such as high-fidelity simulation and web-based instruction including taking a lead role in mastering the complexities of the simulation lab in the nursing department. The lab is a fully equipped simulation lab with a control room, cameras, advanced video system and debriefing equipment. It also houses one adult simulation man, one infant simulator, one simulation kid, two IV simulators, and an electronic medication dispensing system.

Lane began teaching at Sampson Community College in 1990. She has taught in both the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs although she was originally hired to establish a Practical Nursing Education program. She accepted an assignment to the Associate Degree Nursing program prior to the inception of the Practical Nursing program because of her commitment to meeting the needs of the community and the students as well as the nursing department as a whole.

Wanda Capps, division chair of Health Programs at SCC reports, “Daphene’s student evaluations are excellent and attest to her exemplary skills in developing students as whole persons. She was the first PN faculty across the state to take the initiative to convert the PN curriculum to a concept based one which mirrors the statewide ADN curriculum.” Capps says Lane’s use of games and activities makes the classroom a fun and exciting place to learn and adds that since the inception of the PN program, the average NCLEX-PN pass rate is 97% for first time test takers.

Dr. James Gillispie, who serves as vice president of Academic Affairs at SCC, echoes Capps’ remarks. “Daphene is an outstanding member of an outstanding Nursing Department. She constantly works hard to make sure her students are successful and it is obvious that she has a great relationship with them.” Gillispie adds ”Daphene is a pleasure to work with and a wonderful example of the high quality faculty we are truly fortunate to have at Sampson Community College.”

In addition to her duties at SCC, Lane is also a youth choir advisor and Sunday school teacher, health ministry coordinator, young adult advisor, president of Women’s Missionary Auxiliary, Sampson Early College High School improvement team and faculty representative for nursing on the faculty senate.