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Saint Xavier University ranks No. 2 on Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list
Saint Xavier University in Chicago surpassed more than 1,200 distance education degree programs across the country to earn the No. 2 ranking on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list, according to a news release. "This ranking illustrates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and demonstrates the dynamic leadership and talented faculty who incorporate best practices...READ MORE »
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital names nurse as its vice president, CNO
Ginger Hook, MSN, RN, has been named vice president and CNO of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, Ill., which is part of Loyola University Health System. Hook will assume the role on March 9. In this position, she will implement initiatives to advance quality, patient-centered care across the hospital, according to a news release. A nurse with nearly 25 years of experience, Hook most recently served as system...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan notable nurses
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., recognized the following nurses for notable achievements: · Evelyn Clark-Kula, MSN, RN, CEN, manager of the ED/trauma/EMSS, gave a poster presentation titled "Development of a De-Escalation Protocol to Mitigate Workplace Violence in a Level 1 Trauma Center" on Nov. 20-21 at the Advocate Trauma Symposium in Elmhurst, Ill. · Corey Cagwin, BSN, RN...READ MORE »
Mother of four fulfills dream of attaining RN degree
Lynn Anne Gantt readily concedes she had doubts when she decided to return to college to obtain a nursing degree. But the drive to succeed helped fuel the single 40-something mother of four young sons to overcome the challenges on her path toward achieving her dream of becoming an RN. Not only did she complete her nursing degree in December, but she was chosen by her peers to deliver the student address to more than...READ MORE »
Chicago organization helps immigrants overcome challenges to become nurses in US
Years before she emigrated to the U.S. from her native Colombia, Helena Pinzon looked forward to the day she could "become a nurse in America." Despite holding almost a quarter century of nursing experience in her native country, Pinzon said her first few years in the U.S. were filled with frustration. With limited English proficiency and no knowledge of the bureaucratic challenges nurses seeking licensure face,...READ MORE »
ANA-Illinois discusses nursing issues at membership assembly
ANA-Illinois hosted its second annual membership assembly Oct. 25 in Naperville, Ill., attended by members and nursing students, according to a news release. ANA-Illinois President Pam Brown, PhD, RN, ANEF, chaired the business meeting, while Pamela Cipriano PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association, gave the keynote address. Cipriano spoke about the work going across the state to advance...READ MORE »
Cadence Health notable nurses
Nurses from Cadence Health, based in Winfield, Ill., recently were recognized for various notable achievements, according to a news release. Nurses who achieved professional certifications were: Patricia Badway, BSN, RN, CBC, certified breastfeeding counselor; Pamela Bolyanatz, MS, APN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, pain management nurse certification; Lisa Boskey, RN, CBC, certified breast-feeding counselor; Christina Clancy MSN,...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital achieves Magnet designation for third time
Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., has achieved designation for the third time as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, according to a news release. The hospital, which employs 1,200 nurses, originally was recognized as a Magnet hospital in 2005 and was first redesignated in 2010. The redesignation means Edward is one of six hospitals in Illinois to have achieved...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital notable nurses
The following nurses at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. were recognized for recent accomplishments: · Jerry Liwanag, RN, passed the examination for certified nurse operating room. · Rickey Werner, RN, graduated with a BSN from Purdue Calumet University. · Maria Kois, RN, graduated with a BSN from Purdue Calumet. · Donna Kitchen, RN, graduated with a BSN from North Park College. ·...READ MORE »
Loyola nursing faculty, students and alumni earn accolades
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill., recognized the following recent accomplishments and honors of faculty, students and alumni, according to a news release: · Karen Saban, PhD, APRN, CNRN, FAHA, associate professor, was appointed a site lead for the national VA Women's Health Practice-Based Research Network, which supports research initiatives across practice settings...READ MORE »
Nurse's book recounts efforts by fellow nurse to start school for women in Afghanistan
At the tail end of the 1960s, long before words like Taliban and Mujahideen would fall on Western ears, a young American nurse and Peace Corps volunteer traveled to Afghanistan to help establish a nursing school for young women. Heeding President John F. Kennedy's call to action, Jo (Carter) Bowling, BSN, RN, joined the Peace Corps, and in 1968, launched a small school in Baghlan, Afghanistan devoted to empowering...READ MORE »
Advocate Lutheran General achieves Magnet redesignation
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., once again has attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. The voluntary credential recognizes high-quality nursing care and professionalism in nursing practices, according to a news release. "Our nurses are exceptional," Rick Floyd, president, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, said in the...READ MORE »
Northwest Community Healthcare nurse offers healthcare services in Schaumburg Township
By linking patients with the healthcare services and providers they require, Josie Gould, MSN, RN, is helping improve access to medical services for Schaumburg Township (Ill.) residents and those of nearby villages, particularly seniors. Through a partnership between Arlington Heights-based Northwest Community Healthcare and Schaumburg Township, Gould, a NCH community health nurse, began providing healthcare...READ MORE »
Chamberlain College of Nursing president inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow
Susan Groenwald, MSN, PhD, RN, ANEF, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the academy's annual conference Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. Groenwald, who works out of the Chamberlain's corporate headerquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., is one of 168 distinguished nurses selected for the honor this year, according to a news release. A nurse and...READ MORE »
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital notable nurse
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital recognized Jacqueline T. Girard, MSN, RN, in home-based primary care at its La Salle (Ill.) Clinic for graduating with an MSN from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais in August.