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NYU nursing dean participates in health impacts of climate change event
Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of the NYU College of Nursing took part April 9 in the White House roundtable, "Educating Tomorrow's Health Leaders on the Impacts of Climate Change." The event was part of the administration's National Public Health Week activities. Hosted by White House Senior Advisor Brian Deese, the roundtable discussion centered on how educators...READ MORE »
RWJU hands out awards at 2 campuses during National Nurses Week
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital celebrated National Nurses Week with its annual Nursing Excellence Awards ceremonies at the New Brunswick and Somerville campuses. "Our nursing teams at RWJ New Brunswick and RWJ Somerset have a reputation for excellence earned on a foundation of exceptional bedside care, innovative research, sharing best practices and an unwavering commitment to quality," Stephen K. Jones,...READ MORE »
New Jersey CNO supports coalition's push for more nurses on boards
Advocating for the patient, improving healthcare and honing leadership skills are just some of the ways nurses benefit from serving on boards of directors, according to Mary Anne Marra, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and CNO at East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital. Marra should know. She has served on three boards and supports the national Nurses on Boards Coalition's effort to place 10,000 nurses on boards by...READ MORE »
NYC nursing students prepare for national poster program
Nursing students Diana Mejia and Sandy Nelzy of York College, City University of New York, have been selected to participate in the Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research Poster Program at Sigma Theta Tau International's 43rd biennial convention in November in Las Vegas. Mejia and Nelzy will present their poster entitled "Collaborative Service Learning Project to Bring Theory into Practice in Cap Haitian, Haiti"...READ MORE »
Notable Nurses: NYU College of Nursing appoints senior associate dean
NYU's College of Nursing, Manhattan, has announced the appointment of James C. Pace, PhD, MDiv, ANP, BC, FAANP, FAAN, as its new senior associate dean for academic programs, effective Sept. 1, according to a news release. Pace is currently a clinical professor of nursing and associate dean of undergraduate programs at the college. "Jim will bring his robust depth of experience in teaching, mentorship, and academic...READ MORE »
Nursing, political science interests drive Rutgers student
Many young people dream about the opportunity to change the world for the better. But few develop a strategic plan to do just that and convince peers and faculty that success awaits. Rutgers University School of Nursing junior Zainab Poonawalla is one student who has set her sights on improving the global community and developed a plan to succeed. "I want to save the world," said the 21-year-old Poonawalla, whose...READ MORE »
Nurses thrive as volunteers around the corner and around the globe
Throughout 2015, Nurse.com is saluting the dedication and compassion of nurses who volunteer to serve others. During National Nurses Week, we introduce you to some nurses in the region who demonstrate the power of volunteerism through their efforts. These nurses share how they started, the rewards they receive and what inspires them to continue. Staff nurse NYU Langone Medical Center, Manhattan Volunteer...READ MORE »
Holy Name CNO earns spot on 50 Best Women in Business list
Sheryl Slonim, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, executive vice president of patient care services and CNO at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J., has been named one of New Jersey's 2015 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, a business news publication. The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey's most dynamic women in business who are making headlines in the field, according to a news release. An independent...READ MORE »
RWJUH healthcare team cuts ribbon on renovated cardiac cath lab
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital celebrated the ribbon cutting of its newly renovated cardiac catheterization laboratory Feb. 18 at its Somerset, N.J., campus. The new lab offers advanced patient and operator care, increased speed and quality of imaging, and improved safety, according to a news release. Its identical layout and design to the eight cath labs at RWJUH's New Brunswick campus enhance efficiencies...READ MORE »
Oncology Nursing Society honors North Shore-LIJ NP for mentorship
A nurse practitioner at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, Lake Success, N.Y., was honored March 11 by the Long Island/Queens Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society for mentoring oncology nurses and educating patients. Candace Schiffer, RN, AOCNP, a hematology/oncology nurse, received the Kay O'Brien Memorial Award for encouraging oncology nurses as they pursue additional certifications. Schiffer earned advanced...READ MORE »
Notable Nurses: New York NP leads mission trip to Nicaragua
Mary Anne Dumas, RN, a family nurse practitioner at Northport (N.Y.) VA Medical Center, led a medical mission to the remote village of Amatitan, Nicaragua, in February. Dumas, along with pediatric NP Kammy McLoughlin, RN, and pediatrician Kelly McLoughlin, MD, volunteered as part of a group from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs church, Forest Hills, N.Y., that was building houses for the poor. The three served as a medical...READ MORE »
NUMC infection control nurse earns APIC Chapter Leadership Award
Perlita Kabigting, MSN, RN, ANP-C, CIC, director of infection prevention and control at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., has been selected by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to receive the 2015 APIC Chapter Leadership Award, according to a news release. In a letter to Kabigting, the APIC nominating and awards committee chair, Brenda Helms, BSN, RN, MBA/HCM,...READ MORE »
HHC president, CEO turns focus on improved patient experience
Addressing more than 300 attendees at John Jay College in Manhattan on April 7 about his vision for the future, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, called on all employees to focus on improving the patient experience while expanding access to care and the patient base, securing financial stability and preserving HHC's mission to serve all New Yorkers without exception. Raju...READ MORE »
Lifetime of diabetes care, education leads to honor for CarePoint nurse
Maureen Williams, RN, CDE, never would have believed spending 35 years as a certified diabetes educator would lead to a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey-based Diabetes Foundation. She was honored in April, receiving the award in front of her 44-year-old son, Kevin, who is the reason she pursued CDE certification. "He's healthy and he's well and that's a good thing," Williams said of her son, who was...READ MORE »
Merger for Meridian Health, Raritan Bay wins approval from boards
The boards of trustees of Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., and Raritan Bay Health Services, the parent organization of Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, N.J., have approved the definitive agreement for the two health systems to merge, the organizations said in an April 7 news release. The agreement follows nearly seven months of review of clinical, regulatory, service and financial issues. The merger still...READ MORE »