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Carroll Hospital Center announces November DAISY Award winner
Barbara Whitcomb, RN, was presented with the November DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for about 10 years, Whitcomb was nominated for her compassion and kindness toward a homeless patient in the hospital's emergency department, according to a news release. "Barb is an exceptional nurse whose compassionate care touches the lives of all of her patients," Stephanie Reid,...READ MORE »
Washington, D.C. area nurse recognized as 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
Renee Silver, MSN, RN, has been recognized as a 2014 Professional Women of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession, according to a news release. Silver has more than two decades of nursing experience. She holds the position of nurse care manager at Rehabilitation Perspectives, a rehabilitation company in the Washington, D.C. area,...READ MORE »
12 UMSON faculty receive nursing fellowships
Twelve faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore have received the New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award for fiscal years 2015-2017, a grant funded through the Nurse Support II Program, a statewide initiative designed to grow the number of nurses prepared to effectively function in a faculty role, according to a news release. UMSON assistant professors Lori Edwards, DrPh, MPH, BSN,...READ MORE »
College of Southern Maryland nursing faculty take ice bucket plunge for colleague with ALS
With a full heart, nursing professor Susan "Sue" Behmke watched from her wheelchair as colleagues and other supporters doused themselves with buckets of ice water to raise money for ALS, which has altered the trajectory of her life. Even though the participants were cold and wet, Behmke, MS, RN, who has taught at the College of Southern Maryland for 30 years, felt the warmth of their love and respect. "You never...READ MORE »
Johns Hopkins nursing faculty members receive national research awards
Two faculty members from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore received awards at the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research NightinGala Celebration on Oct. 15 in Washington, D.C. Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, a global leader for health promotion and gender equality, received the Path-Paver Award and Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN, a leader in nursing and gerontology, received the...READ MORE »
UMSON faculty members, students receive honors
Two faculty members and two students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore recently were honored by the Maryland Nurses Association at its annual convention, according to a news release. Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN, assistant professor, and Mary Fey, PhD, MS, RN, CHSE, assistant professor and director of UMSON's clinical simulation laboratories, received MNA awards. Clinical nurse leader...READ MORE »
Children's National nurse researcher participates in end-of-life care panel
Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate center director of the Center for Translational Science and director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., served on a 21-person committee of national experts who participated in the Institute of Medicine 2014 study on end-of-life care titled "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center appoints top board members
Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., has appointed Helen W. Whitehead as the new chairwoman of the hospital's board of directors and Jeffrey Wothers as the new vice chairman of the board, according to a news release. Both began their posts Oct. 1. Whitehead has been a member of the board since 2007 and previously was the board's vice chairwoman. Whitehead is the president of Whitehead Coaching, LLC. She...READ MORE »
George Washington University program prepares nurses to treat seniors
Responding to the growth of the U.S. senior citizen population, the MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at The George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., has added a geriatric component to provide nursing students with specialized skills to better meet the needs of elderly patients. The school received a three-year, $790,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health...READ MORE »
Johns Hopkins nursing faculty member becomes Hastings Center Fellow
Cynda H. Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been named a 2014 Hastings Center Fellow for her eminent accomplishments in bioethics. As a fellow, Rushton will help the center accomplish its mission of researching, collaborating and addressing medical and environmental ethical issues, according to a news release. Rushton was inducted at the Annual Hastings Center...READ MORE »
UMSON professors receive Founder's Week Awards
Two faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing were among the recipients of Founder's Week Awards from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Karen Kauffman, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, associate professor and chairwoman of the nursing school's department of family and community health, received the Public Servant of the Year Award, and Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chairwoman,...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center names October DAISY Award winner
Alexis Masimore, RN, was presented with the October DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. Masimore was nominated by a physician for her patience, compassion and outstanding care of a seriously ill patient in the hospital's critical care unit, according to a news release. "Alexis can always be counted on to deliver exceptional care but in this case she went well beyond what is normally expected...READ MORE »
Most new Hopkins nursing grads report little difficulty finding jobs, survey finds
Despite reports of hiring obstacles facing recent nursing graduates, the majority of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing students completing a BSN in 2013 report they quickly found the jobs they wanted, where they wanted, with moderate or little difficulty, according to a recent survey. According to a Hopkins news release, 78% of respondents to the annual survey conducted by the School of Nursing reported...READ MORE »
Anne Arundel Medical Center achieves Magnet recognition
Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., has achieved Magnet recognition for its patient- and family-centered care, nursing professionalism and teamwork, according to a news release. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program, which ensures rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. Anne Arundel is one of 401 U.S. hospitals out of about...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center honors September DAISY Award winner
Suzanne Harrison, RN, was presented with the September DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for close to 20 years, Harrison was honored for her expert and compassionate care of patients and her outstanding skills as a team player in her department, according to a news release. "Suzanne is an extraordinary nurse who has the greatest ability to brighten everyone's day. She...READ MORE »