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UPenn nursing professor receives Nightingale Award
Wendy Grube, PhD, RN, CRNP, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, received the Nursing Educator - Academia Award at the 25th annual meeting and awards banquet of the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. The award is given annually to an individual who is an inspiration to students and cultivates a supportive learning environment, with an emphasis on scholarly research and...READ MORE »
Einstein nurse receives award for fighting AIDS in Philadelphia
Bertha "Bert" Jackson, RN, CRNP, of Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, earned the 2014 Red Ribbon Award in the outstanding community leadership category from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for AIDS Research community advisory board, according to a news release. Jackson was selected for making significant contributions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia community. The award is the highest...READ MORE »
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children receives Leapfrog award
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia announced The Leapfrog Group has named the hospital to its annual list of Top Hospitals. It is the only hospital in Pennsylvania and one of only 94 nationally to receive the coveted award, according to a news release. "At St. Christopher's, we know that all parents want their children to be cared for in an environment that provides the safest, highest quality...READ MORE »
UPenn nursing professor investigates transitional care model for treating seriously mentally ill patients
People with multiple and persistent mental and physical health problems have high rates of hospital transition failures. New research led by a University of Pennsylvania nursing professor points to needed modifications in the transitional care model that could effectively accommodate the intense psychosocial needs of those with serious mental illness. "Coordination of care during transition from hospital to home for...READ MORE »
Chester County Hospital earns Magnet status
Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa., achieved Magnet recognition Nov. 20 based on its nursing professionalism, teamwork and patient care, according to a news release. Part of Penn Medicine, CCH joins a select group of 404 healthcare organizations worldwide to achieve this designation. Of U.S. hospitals, 7% are Magnet recognized, according to the release. "One of my goals when I first started here eight years...READ MORE »
Einstein nurse receives inspiration award
Christine Ehnow, BSN, RN, PCCN, clinical nurse on the telemetry unit in cardiology at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, was honored with the 2014 Vanessa Hawkins-Sellers Inspiration Award. Ehnow was nominated by her colleagues for her leadership, teaching and mentoring abilities and for promoting professional nursing, according to a news release. The award is named for Vanessa Hawkins-Sellers, who was a nurse...READ MORE »
Rutgers-Camden nursing professor accepts National GEM Award
Marian Nowak, DNP, MPH, MEd, RN, assistant professor of community health nursing at Rutgers University-Camden (N.J.), was honored Nov. 5 for winning the 2014 Nurse.com National GEM Award in the category of Volunteerism and Service. During a congratulatory reception on the Rutgers-Camden campus, Donna Novak, DNP, RN, CRNP, director and nurse executive for Nurse.com, presented Nowak with the engraved crystal GEM...READ MORE »
Website developed by UPenn gives nurses access to PTSD information
Nurses now have access to a one-stop site for information about post-traumatic stress disorder to help improve outcomes for veterans with the condition. The PTSD Toolkit for Nurses (http://www.nurseptsdtoolkit.org/) provides an efficient way to learn about the condition and be better able to recognize veterans who are having difficulty transitioning from military service to civilian life, said Nancy Hanrahan, PhD,...READ MORE »
Lancaster General nurse receives national Magnet award
Melissa A. Kramer, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, of Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pa., was named National Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center at the ANCC National Magnet Conference on Oct. 9 in Dallas, according to a news release. Kramer is one of five nurses nationally to earn this honor, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses in each of the five...READ MORE »
'A nurse in the true sense of the word'
As a pediatric ICU nurse, Diane Quinlan strived to be the best nurse for her patients: a nurse other nurses admired. After failing health switched her role from healthcare provider to patient, she met nurse practitioner Michele Naugle, MSN, RN, CRNP, ACHPN, who provides home-based care and support as part of Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network's palliative medicine service. "With Michele, they could not have sent me...READ MORE »
Delaware nursing student receives scholarship
Laura Richards, a first-year student at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del., received a $1,000 Joan Bennett Tease Scholarship, according to a news release. Richards graduated from Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, Del. The scholarship was established in memory of Joan Bennett Tease by her son, Jeffrey J. Tease. Joan Bennett Tease was a 1951 graduate of the Lankenau...READ MORE »
UPenn nursing students chosen as RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars
Liz Novack, BSN, RN, and Stephen Perez, MS, RN, NP, new doctoral candidates at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, are among 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, according to a news release. The three-year program, which includes 14 nursing schools nationwide, provides financial support, mentoring, leadership...READ MORE »
St. Mary Medical Center achieves NICHE Exemplar designation
St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., has achieved Exemplar status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program, the highest designation in an international nurse-driven initiative designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults, according to a news release. SMMC is one of 37 medical centers in the U.S. to have achieved NICHE Exemplar status. "Older adults have unique health needs...READ MORE »
Nurse joins national healthcare design firm in Philadelphia
Teenie Bracken, MS, RN, NNP, EDAC, has joined EwingCole, a national healthcare design firm, as a healthcare designer/clinical consultant in the firm's Philadelphia office. Bracken brings more than 25 years of combined nursing and design experience. "Teenie's unique experience as a nurse who has served in a variety of hospital and rehabilitative care settings plus her training as a designer gives her extraordinary...READ MORE »
Rutgers, Cooper Health encourage underrepresented populations to pursue nursing
The Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden (N.J.) and Cooper University Health Care in Camden are partnering to encourage healthcare paraprofessionals from underrepresented populations to pursue nursing careers, according to a news release. The Rutgers-Camden/Cooper Collaborative for Upward Mobility in Nursing will provide baccalaureate education to unlicensed, assistive personnel employed at Cooper University Health...READ MORE »