Goodwin College is proud to announce that Jan Costello MSN, RN was named a finalist in the Hartford Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes program and honored at a reception at the Connecticut Convention Center on December 2. This initiative recognizes individual who have contributed significantly to their respective areas in health care.
In her role as chair of the Nursing program at Goodwin College, Jan has been an inspiration to hundreds of nurses. The influence of Jan’s commitment to quality patient care can been found in the work of her students throughout the state. “No one will work you as hard as I do,” she tells her charges, “and no one will love you as much.”
In 2013, the Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) recognized Jan with its President’s Award for nursing leaders who have contributed significantly to their profession through volunteerism, commitment, and active participation. She has developed clear competencies to enhance the learning experiences for her students at Goodwin and is a passionate advocate in the area of geriatric education. She is a visionary with a strong capacity for leadership and planning, evident through her work with the National League for Nursing’s Evaluation & Testing Division, as well as her work with CLN on a statewide basis holding the positions of president-elect for the Board of Directors, chairperson of the Eldercare Workgroup, and active member of the Council of Deans & Directors.
In her work at Goodwin College, Jan guides students with care and concern. For those who apply to Goodwin’s highly selective Nursing program but are not accepted, she is a first-rate counselor in helping them find other meaningful careers in health care and human services. Students who are fortunate enough to make it into the program find in Jan a role model for what she terms “the most noble profession.”
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.