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UM School of Nursing and Health Studies professor and dean joins Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in July at the 24th STTI Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong, according to an article on the school website. Montano was honored for her lifetime achievements as a nurse...READ MORE »
UTMB nursing school professors receive Good Samaritan medals
Three nursing professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were honored Sept. 3 at the Good Samaritan Foundation's 10th annual awards ceremony in Houston, according to information provided by UTMB. Linda R. Rounds, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP, the UTMB DNP program director and nursing professor, received a gold medal. Assistant professors Patricia Lea, DNP, MSEd, RN, CCRN, and Ann S. Lovric, MS, RN,...READ MORE »
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital gets Texas Ten Step program renewal
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels has earned Texas Ten Step Program facility designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the 12th consecutive year. The Birthing Center at CSRH--NB first received the designation in 2003 and has been renewed every year since the program's inception, according to a news release. Kathy Parkes, RN, IBCLC, and Deborah Ehrhardt, BA, IBCLC, are...READ MORE »
UT School of Nursing professor receives AMSN President's Award
Linda H. Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, associate professor of nursing at the University of Texas School of Nursing in Austin, has received the 2014 Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses President's Award. Kathleen Lattavo, AMSN president, presented the award to Yoder at the school on Aug. 1. "I am humbled and honored to receive the prestigious AMSN President's Award," Yoder said in a news release. "Medical-surgical...READ MORE »
Electronic tracking of nurses' steps enhances workflow
When an RN in the surgical unit at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Kissimmee has a particularly busy day and wonders why, she can access data showing exactly how many times she crisscrossed the unit or how much unplanned care a patient required. Sharing this kind of information with nurses is just one positive outcome from the hospital's electronic tracking project. CNO Patty Jo Toor, MSN, RN, OCN, said the...READ MORE »
Oak Hill Hospital nurses earn new posts
Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Fla., has announced the promotions of several nurses, according to separate news releases. Catherine Edmisten, RN, MBA, was promoted to assistant CNO from her position as director of Oak Hill Hospital's Emergency Care Center. Edmisten has a diverse nursing background in emergency, telemetry, nursing operations, nursing administration and nursing finance. She has held a wide range of...READ MORE »
Teddy Bear Clinic helps patients learn about their own cancer treatment
Houston-based MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital patients became temporary doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals as they "treated" their teddy bear patients while learning more about their own treatments at Teddy Bear Clinic Sept. 9, according to a news release. Sponsored by the Child Life Program at MDACCH this year, the clinic is offered as one of the many activities recognizing Childhood Cancer...READ MORE »
Nurse scientist shares passion for research in underserved populations
We spoke with Nilda (Nena) P. Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, about her research and advice she has for nursing students. A: As a nurse, I've always worked with vulnerable populations. I saw the disparities and wanted to correct them. So it was a natural direction for me to take. I'm interested in ways to improve the community's...READ MORE »
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery nurses harness new whiteboard technology to improve patient care
Nurses often drive innovation at the 18-bed Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery in Plano. One brainstorm - the development of an electronic whiteboard - has helped improve patient satisfaction and made it easier for management to determine staffing needs. "It's the nurses' job to improve patient outcomes," said Rona Harrison-Ng'ethe, MSN, RN, CNML, clinical nurse manager at the center. "Nurses use their...READ MORE »
Regional Medical Center names nurse employee of month
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla., named Bonnie Rigsby, RN, critical care, as employee of the month for June. A longtime hospital employee, Rigsby is a preceptor in the surgical ICU, according to a news release. The hospital and the SICU received multiple letters of praise from family members saying Rigsby is an excellent nurse and makes their day go by smoothly by keeping them well informed,...READ MORE »
FAU bestows honorary doctorate to partner of College of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton bestowed an honorary doctorate on Jim Henson, a former tribal chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, for his extensive work promoting the health and well-being of Native Americans and indigenous people worldwide Aug. 5 at the summer commencement ceremony. Most recently, Henson collaborated with a Native American professor, John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, of FAU's...READ MORE »
NurseWise hires new directors
NurseWise, a national provider of multilingual nursing and health education service, announced its new director of clinical care center outreach operations and quality, Janis M. Dougherty, RN, MSN, and its new director of clinical care center operations, Susan Schon, RN. Schon will oversee medical triage and behavioral health operations for NurseWise, according to a news release. In July, Dougherty assumed...READ MORE »
FAU Community Health Center receives Quantum Foundation grant
The Quantum Foundation awarded a grant of $205,000 to the FAU Community Health Center of Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, West Palm Beach, Fla. "The grant will enable us to increase access to healthcare services offered in Westgate [a medically underserved community], and will also increase the number of College of Nursing students who can contribute to the Center and gain...READ MORE »
FIU nursing school earns Jonas Center grant
The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Florida International University in Miami has received a $40,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. Dean Ora L. Strickland, RN, PhD, FAAN, announced the gift, which will be matched in full by the college and will fund the scholarships of five doctoral nursing students in 2014, according to a news release. "Working to...READ MORE »