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Cook County Health System recognizes nurses for outstanding performance
Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the third largest public healthcare system nationwide, held its third Annual Professional Registered Nurse Clinical Excellence Award Program for 2014. The health system recently recognized 12 nurses for outstanding clinical performance based on the following six standards: relationships and caring, visionary, innovative, advocacy, teamwork and collaboration and clinical...READ MORE »
COA accredits post-graduate fellowship program for nurse anesthetists
For the first time, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, in Park Ridge, Ill., has accredited a post-graduate fellowship for nurse anesthetists, making Hamline (Minn.) University's Post-Graduate Advanced Pain Management Fellowship a part of nurse anesthesia educational history, according to a news release. The COA is the accrediting agency for nurse anesthesia educational programs in...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital notable nurses
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., has recognized the following notable nurses: · Monique Calloway, RN, graduated with honors from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., with a BSN. · Alma Eustace, RN-C, obtained certification in cardiovascular nursing. · Keith Matushek RN, BSN, Karyn Pechinski, CGRN, BSN, and Julie Forsberg Dipl, CGRN, presented a poster, "Developing a FMT...READ MORE »
Foundation awards four nursing scholarships
Four Saint Xavier University students from the School of Nursing, Chicago, have been awarded scholarships of $2,500 each from the Blue Island Community Healthcare Foundation. The recipients are Bridget Allen of Blue Island, Jennifer Hodorowicz of Palos Heights, Christie Lewis of Hometown and Kaylin Schrader of Oak Lawn, according to a news release. Allen, a Marist High School graduate, plans to go into critical care...READ MORE »
Loyola School of Nursing recognizes faculty, alumni accomplishments
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill., recognized recent accomplishments and honors for faculty and alumni: · Vicki Keough, APRN-BC, PhD, ACNP, FAAN, dean and professor, received the Emergency Nurses Association's Judith C. Kelleher Award. The award is one of 12 achievement awards bestowed annually that recognizes emergency nurses who exemplify exceptional professional...READ MORE »
UIC receives grant for PhD nursing scholarship
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing is one of 14 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs, according to a news release. Through the grant, the UIC College of Nursing was able to choose one student to receive financial support, mentoring and leadership development for a three-year PhD program....READ MORE »
Nurse-led study finds disinfection caps reduce CLABSI cases
A nurse-led study has found the use of alcohol-impregnated disinfection caps has significantly reduced the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections among patients at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Nurses at the hospital say the caps are easy to use and save them time during their nursing rounds. Loyola officials say the use of the alcohol-impregnated caps has allowed the hospital to...READ MORE »
DAISY officials recognize nurses at Advocate Trinity Hospital
Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation, and Janet Silvestri, DAISY regional program director for the northeast region, visited Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago to help present an award to one of the hospital's nurses. While attending a conference in Chicago, the two DAISY officials insisted on visiting Trinity Hospital to thank nurses for all their hard work. "Nurses are truly angels. They always say...READ MORE »
Chicago RN receives National Black Nurses Award
Robyn Jackson, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNML, director of the ICU/TCU, ED and stroke program at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, recently was honored as the recipient of the 2014 National Black Nurses Award sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, according to a news release. Jackson was nominated for her leadership skills guiding Advocate Trinity Hospital's ICU and TCU toward...READ MORE »
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.