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Merger brings Rutgers nursing schools together
Rutgers' two nursing education programs are consolidating to bring together faculty, facilities and resources under one comprehensive school within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. "We will be, together, a full complement nursing school, having all of the major specialties and degrees available," said William Holzemer, RN, PhD, FAAN, dean of the combined Rutgers School of Nursing in Newark, N.J. "The synergy...READ MORE »
Hospitals making headlines: Lawrence Hospital Center earns joint replacement recognition
Lawrence Hospital Center, Bronxville, N.Y., has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its joint replacement program by demonstrating compliance with the commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety. "The Joint Commission certification is a significant achievement for us and underscores the quality of our program," Maureen Kirk, RN, MBA, director of the Joint Replacement Center...READ MORE »
Mount Sinai facilities celebrate dual Magnet achievements
Nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital facilities celebrated two Magnet recognition announcements on July 17. The Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, hosted a celebration to honor its third consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In addition, Mount Sinai Queens was honored as a first-time Magnet recipient. Fewer than 8% of hospitals worldwide have received the...READ MORE »
Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses present research at ONS event
Two nurses at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick have explored an educational initiative to help breast cancer patients navigate the pre-surgical treatment regimen. They recently presented their research at the Oncology Nursing Society's annual Congress in Anaheim, Calif. Clinical management of patients with early stage breast cancer has come to include chemotherapy aimed at shrinking tumors...READ MORE »
Rutgers, Saint Peter's sign affiliation agreement
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Brunswick, N.J., have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance medical education, the delivery of healthcare and research opportunities within New Jersey, according to a news release. On July 1, Saint Peter's became a major clinical affiliate with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and...READ MORE »
New Jersey hospitals partner with AWHONN to prevent maternal deaths
With U.S. women experiencing a greater risk of death from pregnancy-related complications than women in 46 other countries, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses has launched an initiative to improve the treatment of pregnancy related complications. The initiative will begin with a focus on improving the treatment of obstetric hemorrhage - one of the leading causes of death during labor...READ MORE »
Nurse takes over president's role at Bergen Regional
Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, N.J., has appointed a nurse - Susan Mendelowitz, RN, MPA, FACHE - as its new president. Mendelowitz was the acting interim president since the retirement of Joseph Orlando in January and will continue as the facility's administrator and COO, positions in which she has served since 2005, according to a news release. "I look forward to continuing to work with the board, medical...READ MORE »
NYU College of Nursing announces new NICHE director
New York University College of Nursing recently announced the appointment of Barbara Bricoli, MPA, as executive director of Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders. NICHE, established in 1992, is a nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. "Putting quality healthcare of older adults in the forefront of healthcare improvement has been the...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 NY/NJ GEM Award winners
Nurse.com prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at the GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Award programs. Held in cities throughout the United States, these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of regional winners in six categories. The regional winners move on to compete in the GEM national nurse of the...READ MORE »
Helene Fuld College of Nursing graduates first ever BS in nursing class
Members of Helene Fuld College of Nursing's 2014 graduating class are among a special group. The 143 men and women are part of the school's largest graduating class ever, which included the first graduates of the college's RN to BS degree program. Helene Fuld President Wendy Robinson, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, was joined May 2 by board members and guests at Harlem's First Corinthian Baptist Church to commemorate the event....READ MORE »
Nurse leader crosses DNP off bucket list ... at age 67
Most everyone has items on a bucket list, be it to skydive or peer over the rim of the Grand Canyon. One 67-year-old nurse, Aline Holmes, RN, APNC, MSN, DNP, kicked a major item off her list this year - earning a DNP degree May 22 from Rutgers University, Newark. "Before I retired, I wanted to get my doctorate," said Holmes, senior vice president of clinical affairs at the New Jersey Hospital Association in...READ MORE »
N.Y. action coalition breaks up state into regions, pushes toward IOM goals
When the New York State Action Coalition's funding ran out this year amid its efforts to advance the nursing profession according to the vision of the Institute of Medicine, leaders reorganized into an all-volunteer team. Their goal stayed the same: to use recommendations in the IOM's 2010 "Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" report to transform healthcare through nursing. New York was one of the...READ MORE »
Pace hosts webinar on appreciative inquiry in nursing education
Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions, Manhattan, recently gathered healthcare thought leaders for a webinar on appreciative inquiry in nursing education. According to a news release, Pace faculty members, along with Jeanie Cockell, EdD, author of the book "Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force" addressed the topic and discussed what it is and...READ MORE »
Rutgers nursing educator earns national March of Dimes award
Patricia Suplee, RNC-OB, PhD, an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing, Camden, N.J., was presented June 16 with the March of Dimes Margaret Comerford Freda Saving Babies, Together Award at the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses convention in Orlando, Fla. The recognition was for Suplee's study, "Identifying Urban Women's Needs for Postpartum Self-Care and Parental...READ MORE »
39-year nursing veteran earns Nassau-Suffolk Hospital County honor
Nurse leaders from Long Island's hospitals and nursing education programs gathered May 21 at the Woodbury Country Club, Hauppauge, N.Y., to recognize nurse peers at the Nurse of Excellence Award Ceremony, hosted by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. One nurse from each of the council's member hospitals was nominated for the award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and clinical practice. Deans of local...READ MORE »