Congratulations to Beth Hyle-Worbets, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Faculty of Distinction for May 2020. Worbets, an instructor in the Professional Nursing program, has been with the College for three years teaching Nursing Skills, Medical-Surgical Nursing, and clinical courses.
“I teach because it is the way I can make the most impact on the world,” Worbets said. “As a nurse I make a difference to patients and their families, but as a nursing instructor I can help shape and mold compassionate, caring, and competent nurses.”
Worbets completed her bachelor’s degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Public Health in British Columbia, Canada. While working in a variety of nursing positions throughout the United States over the past 18 years, her passion for community nursing emerged.
“I enjoy the individualized care and patient education aspects of this type of nursing. I have had the privilege of working with at-risk youth in Texas and New Mexico, with elderly on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico, with workers who experienced catastrophic work injuries, and with high-risk patients in a Methadone treatment in rural Montana.”
As a member of the College’s Professional Nursing faculty, Worbets is proud to be part of a program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter a trusted and respected profession while also allowing them to help others and provide for their families.
“CWI has the most caring and compassionate staff and faculty imaginable! Students consistently comment on how supported they have felt during their time here. Recently, my husband had a minor procedure done. The nurse who worked with him was a former student. Since I work with first year students, I rarely have an opportunity to see their skills and competence develop past the first year of the program. This particular student was in my clinical group for her very first clinical day. I remember how timid and nervous she was that day. To see her enter the room as a compassionate, competent nurse really reaffirmed why I do what I do. CWI truly empowers students to attain their dreams, provide for their families, and make the world a better place.”
Originally from Oklahoma and after living in several places within the United States and Canada, Worbets said she has developed a true love of the northwest. She and her husband, Jon, have been married for 21 years and have two teenage children and two dogs.