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2020 KOL Award Bios

Nova Hollman graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has been a licensed physical therapist since 2001 with experience working in outpatient and acute care hospitals. She began working for St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky in 2006. Shortly after graduation, she recognized the value of clinical education and her professional responsibility to mentor and train students. She began serving as a clinical instructor in 2002 and has worked with many students over the years, primarily in the acute care setting. Nova understands that the acute care setting can be intimidating for students. She prides herself in making students comfortable and showing them the value that an acute care physical therapist has for patients. Nova usually serves as a CI for 5 students each year. She frequently has two students at a time and is a proponent of a 2:1 student:CI ratio. DPT programs often ask Nova to remediate students for their acute care clinical rotation. She also has mentored physical therapists that she works with and guided them as they began to serve as a clinical instructor. Additionally, Nova was recently nominated for a Professional Services award in clinical education St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Deborah Moseley graduated from The University of Toledo's Physical Therapy Program in 2018. Since this time, she has been eager to learn, give back to the community, and to "pay it forward" by helping and mentoring students. She has had the opportunity to do this by volunteering at the Community Care Clinic, which is a free student run medical clinic for those without healthcare access in the Toledo area. She has presented multiple in-services at her job at The University of Toledo Medical Center. In addition to this, she has had the opportunity to mentor multiple student volunteers and physical therapy students within the clinic. Most recently, Deborah became a certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Nicole Patton has been practicing for the past 7 years as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist. Over the past 7 years, she has been a clinical instructor for both first and second year students. Throughout her experience as a clinical instructor she has encountered several challenging students who have required the use of multiple forms of teaching. She strives to customize learning opportunities to each students' experience based on individualized needs.

Emily Hurst earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University in 2017. Emily also received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Bellarmine University in 2013. She currently works at Nazareth Home where she is able to pursue her passion in skilled nursing and long term care. Her clinical interests are geriatrics and neurological conditions, and enjoys working with students at all levels, from basic introduction to gerontology to terminal clinical placements.

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