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American Academy of Nursing to honor Loyola professor
The American Academy of Nursing will induct Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, RN, PhD, as a fellow at the academy's 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release. Velsor-Friedrich serves as a professor and director of the doctoral program at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Maywood, Ill. The academy is honoring Velsor-Friedrich for...READ MORE »
University of St. Francis appoints associate dean of graduate nursing
Lola Prince, RN, PhD, APN, FNP-BC, of Naperville, has been named associate dean for graduate nursing programs to the Cecily & John Leach College of Nursing at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, according to a news release. Prince, who has worked as a nursing professor at USF since 2011, holds a PhD in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago; a master's degree in family nurse practitioner from DePaul...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital notable nurses
Nurses from Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., were recognized for the following achievements: · Lisa Theis, RN, was awarded the Good Catch Award for May 2014; · Eliza Germano-Kintanar, RN, passed the examination for certified clinical research professional; · Janet Gifford, ACNP, MSN, and Celia Thomas, CNS, MSN, co-authored "Randomized Controlled Trial of Perioperative ICD Management: Magnet...READ MORE »
Northwestern College conducts pinning ceremony for 2014 nursing class
Northwestern College's Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing recently held its pinning ceremony to celebrate the college's Class of 2014 nursing students. The ceremony was in the auditorium of the college's Bridgeview, Ill. campus, according to a news release. Nursing students graduating from the Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing have earned their associate of applied science degrees in nursing, according to...READ MORE »
Olivet Nazarene graduate student wins national nurse award
Julie Bright-Allott, RN, BSN, a student in Olivet Nazarene University's School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, has been selected as the National Nurse of the Year by Kelly Services. She received the award for her professionalism, competence and strong work ethic, according to a news release. Based on performance feedback from Kelly customers, the award was developed to recognize Kelly nurses for their...READ MORE »
University of St. Francis nursing student wins Walgreens scholarship
Kelli Wall, a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., has won a $7,000 scholarship through the Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Scholarship program, according to a news release. Wall prepared an essay for the scholarship and has an interest in retail healthcare delivery. She will complete a clinical rotation at a Walgreens clinic.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital RN receives nursing award
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital recently awarded the 2014 Jean Ewing Nursing Excellence Award to Amanda Hiett, RN, BSN, who works in the hospital's day surgery post-anesthesia care unit. She received the award for exemplifying the highest standards of professional and nursing excellence, according to a news release. "Amanda represents the very best of our profession," Denise Majeski, RN, MSN, ACM, BE-BC, vice...READ MORE »
Birthing simulator manikin provides real-life training for nurses
When a "pregnant" Maggie arrived at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, enthusiastic nurses threw a baby shower for the "mother-to-be." Since Maggie is not a real patient but a life-size manikin, she could not contribute anything to the celebration. But as a birthing simulator, the female manikin helps labor and delivery nurses develop and hone their skills. Maggie's heart rate, blood pressure,...READ MORE »
Loyola nursing professor receives award from AWHONN
Sandi Tenfelde, RN, PhD, APN, assistant professor and director of the women's health nurse practitioner program at Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, has received the Hill-Rom/Celeste Phillips Family-Centered Maternity Care Research Award from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses for her research to reduce symptom burden for women with pelvic floor disorders,...READ MORE »
Adventist Bolingbrook RN receives March of Dimes award
Adventist Bolingbrook (Ill.) Hospital Labor and Delivery Clinical Coordinator Diane Ramos, RN, feels fortunate to experience new births through the eyes of the parents she serves. "I love the joyous times that they have," Ramos said in a news release. "They are so grateful and it makes you feel appreciated as a nurse." For her work, Ramos recently was honored by the March of Dimes with its Nurse Excellence Award. "I...READ MORE »
Loyola RN receives nursing excellence award
Deborah Dore, RN, was named Loyola University Health System's Fanchon Knight Nurse of the Year during its annual Nursing Excellence Award Ceremony on May 7, according to a news release. Dore was honored for the care she provides to patients of Loyola and the community. She has worked as a nurse in Loyola Outpatient Center's urology clinic in Maywood, Ill., for more than six years. "I am honored and blessed to have...READ MORE »
Olivet nursing professor receives prestigious faculty award
Rosalie Tuttle, RN, PhD, MSN, a nursing professor at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., received the 2014 Richard M. Jones Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence during the school's 101st commencement convocation on May 10. Also that day, 38 of her students in the Class of 2014 received BSN degrees, according to a news release. Tuttle's work in maternal child health has spanned more than 35 years. As a...READ MORE »
Meet Our 2014 Greater Chicago Regional GEM Winners
Nurse.com prides itself in recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. Held in various cities throughout the United States, these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of six regional winners in six different categories. The regional winners move on to compete in the GEM...READ MORE »
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital airs "The American Nurse" film
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital held an Illinois premiere of the movie, "The American Nurse: Healing America," on May 27 at the Christ Church of Oak Brook in Oak Brook. Shawn Tyrrell, RN, MSN, CNO at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, was the event's host. Welcoming remarks also were made by Sharon Canariato, RN, MSN, MBA, executive director of the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Cheryl Portner, RN, MSN, vice...READ MORE »
Advocate South Suburban Hospital names new ICU nurse manager
Debbie Morales, RN, BSN, CCRN, MSBM, MSPM, recently was named nurse manager of the intensive care unit at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, Ill., as well as its hemodialysis and IV therapy units, according to a news release. Morales is responsible for the coordination of the overall operations of the ICU, dialysis and IV team. She will monitor standards of nursing practice, ensure availability and...READ MORE »