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4 West region hospitals earn honor roll status in new Best Hospitals survey
Three facilities in California and one in Washington were among the 17 hospitals nationwide to earn honor roll status in the U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 "Best Hospitals" survey. To be among the honor roll, hospitals have to have "very high scores in at least six specialties," according to the U.S. News & World Report survey. Nationally, UCLA Medical Center ranked fifth, UCSF Medical Center, San...READ MORE »
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses names new board president
"Jacque Crosson, RN, MSN, CPAN, a Phoenix resident, has been named president of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses, according to a news release. As the clinical manager and a preop/PACU nurse at John C. Lincoln Hospital, Phoenix, Crosson is responsible for the inpatient perianesthesia nursing department of this Level One trauma center. Crosson served the ASPAN in a number of capacities, including as vice...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 California GEM Awards winners
Nurse.com prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. Held in cities throughout the U.S., these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of six regional winners in six categories. The regional winners move on to compete in the GEM national nurse of the year...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 Mountain West GEM Awards winners
Nurse.com prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. Held in cities throughout the U.S., these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of six regional winners in six categories. The regional winners move on to compete in the GEM national nurse of the year...READ MORE »
WSU nursing professor's book offers glimpse at life of early 1900s midwife
"I started writing this story in my mind when I was 10 years old," said Susan Fleming, RN, BSN, MN, PhD, about her published book, "Seattle Pioneer Midwife: Alice Ada Wood Ellis -- Midwife, Nurse & Mother to All." Alice, the story's protagonist, is based on Fleming's great-grandmother, a single mom and midwife in early Seattle. Fleming credits her grandmother for sharing many of Alice's stories and also...READ MORE »
Cottage Health System nurse receives AWHONN's highest honor
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses presented its highest honor, the Distinguished Professional Service Award, to Dodi Gauthier, RNC-OB, BSN, C-EFM, the coordinator of perinatal education and maternal transport at Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Johnson's Baby-sponsored award, presented at the AWHONN national convention in Orlando, Fla., was for Gauthier's...READ MORE »
AWHONN presents Award of Excellence in Research to UCSF professor
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses presented the 2014 Award of Excellence in Research to Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN, CBSM, for her excellence in nursing research and continued innovation in the delivery of care for women and their families on June 16 at the AWHONN national convention in Orlando, according to a news release. Lee is a professor and associate dean for research at the...READ MORE »
UCLA School of Nursing appoints professor as acting dean
Professor Linda Sarna, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN, who holds the Lulu Wolf Hassenplug chair in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been appointed acting dean of the school of nursing as of July 1, according to a news release. She will serve a one-year term while Dean Courtney Lyder is on leave. Sarna served as chairwoman of the UCLA Academic Senate during the 2012--2013 academic year, and she heads the committee that...READ MORE »
NMSU School of Nursing director receives Enriquez Professorship
New Mexico State University School of Nursing Director and Associate Dean for the College of Health and Social Services Pamela Schultz, RN, PhD, has been selected for the Elisa E. and Antonio H. Enriquez Professorship. "Dr. Schultz is an outstanding administrator," Tilahun Adera, dean of the College of Health and Social Services in Las Cruces, said in a news release. "She also is an outstanding scholar. Her work in...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 Mountain West GEM Award finalists
Nurse.com is proud to introduce our 2014 finalists for the GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards. The 24 Mountain West region finalists below will be honored June 20 at a gala event in Chandler, Ariz., at the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino. For tickets or more information, visit www.Nurse.com/NursingExcellence/Calendar. Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, RN, BSN, PhD(c), CWCN: Wound, ostomy and limb preservation program...READ MORE »
Tucson Medical Center nurse earns Mountain West Rising Star Award
Stephanie Miner, RN, BSN, a registered nurse with Tucson (Ariz.) Medical Center was chosen as the new nurse to earn the Nurse.com 2014 Mountain West region Rising Star Award. The new Rising Star Award honors an RN in each region who has been working in a professional nursing setting for five years or less. The winner will have demonstrated strong nursing knowledge and clinical leadership skills and exceeded role...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 California GEM Award finalists
Nurse.com is proud to introduce our 2014 finalists for the GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards. The 30 finalists below will be honored June 27 at a gala event at the Universal City, (Calif.) Hilton in Los Angeles/Universal City. For tickets or more information, visit www.Nurse.com/NursingExcellence/Calendar. Bernice L. Coleman, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN: Nurse scientist, nurse practitioner, Cedars-Sinai...READ MORE »
Children's Hospital Los Angeles nurse earns California Rising Star Award
Nicole Que, RN, BSN, CCRN: Quality Coordinator RN II, Children's Hospital Los Angeles earned the Nurse.com 2014 California region Rising Star Award. The new Rising Star Award honors an RN in each region who has been working in a professional nursing setting for five years or less. The winner will have demonstrated strong nursing knowledge and clinical leadership skills and exceeded role expectations in patient care...READ MORE »
ONCC names 2014 advanced oncology certified nurse of the year
The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation named Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN, as the 2014 Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year. Boyle, a clinical nurse specialist for University of California Irvine Health and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, was selected for the award based on her contributions to oncology nursing and oncology nursing service, and her support and promotion of...READ MORE »
ANA: California ruling gives nurses voice in regulatory changes
The American Nurses Association stated May 27 in a news release that a decision made by a California appellate court in the case, The American Nurses Association et al v. Torlakson et al, gives school nurses and other RNs a voice in regulatory changes proposed by California's education department. The ruling is significant in underscoring the state Board of Nursing's authority in regulating nursing practice and...READ MORE »