Methodist College Nursing Instructor Alaina Hamilton Named 40 Under 40

A Methodist College Nursing Instructor is being honored among Illinois’ “40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders” by the Illinois Nurses Foundation. Award recipients are chosen by a panel of their peers based on achievement in their profession, leadership, and community and association involvement.

Alaina Hamilton, MSN, is a Nursing Instructor at Methodist College. Hamilton earned her Bachelor of Science in NHursing degree from Methodist College, Class of 2010. She then earned a master's degree from Walden College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is now pursuing a PhD. in Education at Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa.

Hamilton began her career as an oncology nurse at UnityPoint Health-Methodist. After five years in oncology she began her teaching career at Methodist College. Hamilton knew she always wanted to have a job that would make an impact, in nursing and teaching that is possible. Hamilton says she loves being able to help students and see their impact in the real world.

Hamilton was nominated for the award because she is working hard to develop new nurses. She is energetic and has innovative ideas. She has a strong leadership ability among her peers. Hamilton is persistent in making changes so that today’s nursing students are educated to continue taking care of patients and is well prepared to do so. She encourages students and teaches them how to meet the demands of today’s healthcare.

Alaina is an asset to Methodist College and to the students she teaches. Her contribution to the nursing community goes beyond the walls of the college, as she teaches a new generation of nurses. Congratulations to Alaina Hamilton for receiving the prestigious Illinois’ “40 under 40 Emerging Nurses Leaders.”