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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.
Loyola nursing school names associate research dean
Karyn Holm, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, has been named associate dean for research at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Maywood, Ill. She returns to Loyola after serving there as a professor from 1992--2001 and as chairwoman in the department of medical-surgical nursing from 1992--1999. "We are thrilled that Dr. Holm has returned to Loyola," Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, dean,...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital notable nurses
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., recognized the following nurses for notable achievements: · Erin Miller, RN, was promoted to nurse clinician III. · Cali Swan, BSN, RN, passed her CEN (certified emergency nurse). · Brittany West, BSN, RN, has been promoted to nurse clinician II. · Mary Sue Dailey, APN-CNS, RN, developed a core curriculum chapter and presented a...READ MORE »
Nurses power UIC leadership event
Nursing leaders and professionals from throughout Illinois looked to the future at the 17th annual Power of Nursing Leadership event Nov. 6 at the Hilton Chicago. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, the annual event is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the impact of nurse leaders in shaping healthcare to meet the needs of Illinois residents. Nurse.com was the major media...READ MORE »
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center nurse receives national GEM award
Lynn Watson, MSN, RN, CMSRN, became emotional during a congratulatory reception held in recognition of her 2014 Nurse.com National GEM award at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill. "My cup runneth over," said Watson, speaking to about 100 people including family members, friends and colleagues at the Nov. 3 reception. "That's really how I feel at this moment." Watson, who received the national award...READ MORE »
Loyola achieves Magnet redesignation
Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., has received Magnet redesignation for its hospital and outpatient clinics. Loyola is among 5% of healthcare organizations with the elite redesignation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, according to a news release. Magnet recognition is awarded to healthcare organizations that meet ANCC standards for...READ MORE »
Loyola nursing students inducted into academic honor society
Twenty-nine students from the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Health Systems Management in Maywood, Ill., were inducted into the undergraduate chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta Sept. 21, according to a news release. Upsilon Phi Delta is a national academic honor society for students in healthcare management and policy. The organization's mission is to recognize, reward and encourage academic...READ MORE »