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Bryn Mawr Hospital nurse receives DAISY Award
Debbie Fioravanti, RN, telemetry nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pa., has received the hospital's quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. The award is presented to a nurse who provides outstanding care to patients every day, and nominations are accepted by patients, their families or colleagues. Fioravanti's nomination from a patient's wife noted: "You were with my...READ MORE »
Nurses association tours state to discuss medical marijuana
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, representing more than 215,000 registered nurses, will host a continuing education series titled "Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine." This half-day event will be offered at four Pennsylvania locations - DeSales University, Center Valley; Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre; Millersville University in Millersville; and a Pittsburgh location to be determined - between...READ MORE »
Holy Redeemer names nurse its employee of the year
Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., recently named Laurie Cicero, RN, as its employee of the year for going above the call of duty as the supervisor of the teaching homemakers program, according to a news release. Based in the HomeCare-North office in Elizabeth, N.J,, Cicero manages seven certified home health aides who provide services to families in Union County. Under Cicero's leadership, the...READ MORE »
Inspira Health Network receives technology award
Inspira Health Network in Mullica, Hill, N.J., has been recognized with the 2014 Most Wired Health System Award for implementing new technologies aimed at connecting providers with patients and improving patient care, according to a news release. "As the nation's healthcare system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, it is vital for hospitals to implement technologies that better connect...READ MORE »
Einstein Healthcare Network names director of nursing excellence
Nancy Pokorny, RN, MSN, MHA, has been appointed director of nursing excellence for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Pokorny's mission is to provide direction and leadership in all areas that support professional nursing practice and she will work to implement programs and practices that promote nursing excellence, best practices and improved patient outcomes, according to the...READ MORE »
Thomas Edison State College receives nursing accreditation
The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., recently was awarded full 10-year accreditation for its bachelor's and master's degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, according to a news release. The accreditation resulted from an onsite evaluation of the school's programs conducted in October 2013. It is effective until June 30, 2024. "CCNE...READ MORE »
Christiana's Forensic Nurse Examiner program receives DOJ Award
Jennifer Oldham, RN, BSN, always knew she could do a lot of good as a nurse, but believed she could do even more to help society. So when Oldham attained her nursing credentials a few years ago, she immediately set out to join the team of forensic nurse examiners at Christiana Care Health System, just southwest of Wilmington, Del. "My dad was a detective and my mom was a nurse. From the first day I got my nurse's...READ MORE »
Nurses ring bell of hope for oncology patients
Bonita Ball, RN, MSN, nurse manager of the inpatient oncology unit at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, was making her usual daily rounds when she met 37-year-old Quintine Burgess, who was finishing her last day of treatment after six months of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, according to a news release. According to the release, Burgess told Ball, "I made it to this day and I just wish I could ring the bell....READ MORE »
Lourdes Health System names second quarter DAISY Award winners
Lourdes Health System in Camden, N.J., recently named Carl Hammill, RN, ICU, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, and Kelly Marshbank, RN, critical care unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, as its DAISY Nursing Award winners for the second quarter of 2014, according to a news release. The award is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is designed to...READ MORE »
Rollins School of Nursing celebrates Class of 2014
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., recently celebrated the Class of 2014 graduation with 24 graduates at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Connie Bushey, RN, MEd, MSN, recently retired director of the School of Nursing, was the commencement speaker. Dawn Crouch, president of the Class of 2015, congratulated the graduates, and Danielle LeGates,...READ MORE »
Thomas Edison College receives $650,000 grant for nursing scholarships
The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., has received a three-year, $650,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to provide scholarships for students working to become registered nurses, according to a news release. The grant will be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the college's accelerated second degree BSN program, which is designed for adults...READ MORE »
UPenn receives grant to increase nurses with PhDs
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia 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. As an inaugural grantee of the Future of Nursing Scholars program, Penn Nursing will select two nursing students to receive financial support, mentoring and leadership...READ MORE »
Beebe hosts ceremony to mark progress on nursing school expansion
Beebe Healthcare, the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, Beebe Medical Foundation, and Nason Construction representatives took part in a topping off ceremony for the School of Nursing's expansion project on July 11 in Lewes, Del., according to a news release. The ceremony is a tradition of ironworkers to signify that the skeleton of a building or bridge has been completed and that the building has reached its...READ MORE »
Nazareth Hospital RN reappointed to AHA/ASA affiliate board
Nazareth (Pa.) Hospital pool nurse Theresa "Terry" Conejo, RN, recently was appointed to a second term on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Great Rivers Affiliate board of directors for 2014-2015, according to a news release. The affiliate includes Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Conejo has been an association advocate in eastern Pennsylvania for more than six...READ MORE »
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital recognized for nurse certification advocacy
The American Board of Nursing Specialties Awards and Recognition Committee recently announced during its spring assembly meeting it had selected Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, Pa., as the honorable mention recipient of the 2014 Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy. "Good Shepherd is dedicated to promoting the value of specialty certification and making it accessible for all interested and...READ MORE »