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June 2010

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Local Artist HOWNOVELLA S Books take a new approach to nursing education By Sara VanderClute he’s not a nurse, nor does she play one on TV. And at first glance, the semi-sultry author’s photo on the dust jacket and suggestive title might lead one to think of those popular bodice-ripper romance novels that elevate the heart rate of so many a reader. But no, Amy Glenn Vega is the author of a series of books for and about nurses and the nursing profession. They aren’t written to procure fame and fortune for the author – they represent her innovative approach to the challenge of providing meaningful continuing education. That’s the day job (and no easy task) for Vega, executive director of the Southern North Carolina Allied Health Regional Skills Partnership based at the Southern Regional AHEC here in Fayetteville. Continuing education is one of those phrases that cause people’s eyes to glaze over no matter how committed they are to their profession. It often involves lengthy and lightly-attended training in a classroom setting. Vega had noticed a Cover images courtesy of Pritchett & Hull Associates Inc. | 21

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