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UOPX College of Health Sciences and Nursing names new academic dean
Michael Graham, DNP, RN, PhD, PMHNP-BC, has been named academic dean for the College of Health Sciences and Nursing at the University of Phoenix. The College of Health Sciences and Nursing is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. Graham joins the associate dean for the division of nursing, Angie Strawn, MSN, RN, who has been with UOPX since 1994, in championing programs that develop the nurse leader of the future. "The...READ MORE »
NICHE honors Renown Medical Center for care of older adult patients
Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., is one of five hospitals in the nation honored recently for achieving exemplar status from Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders. Exemplar status is given to nurse-driven NICHE programs for greatly increasing the quality of care for older adult patients, according to a news release. The additions to the NICHE exemplar group bring the total to 35 high-achieving hospitals....READ MORE »
5 West region nurses join RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on July 30 announced the 20 nurses from across the U.S. who were selected as RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014, the program's last cohort. Five of those selected, from more than 100 applicants, were from Nurse.com's West region: · Aara Amidi-Nouri, PhD, RN, associate professor, chairwoman of the BSN program, and director of diversity, Samuel Merritt University School of...READ MORE »
UC Davis Nursing dean earns national gerontological research award
Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, founding dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Sacramento, was named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging - the Gerontological Society of America. The honor, presented by GSA'S Health Sciences Section, is bestowed upon a member of the...READ MORE »
AHA names UCSF nursing professor as 1st RN distinguished scientist
For the first time, the American Heart Association has named a nurse to receive its Distinguished Scientist Award. Barbara Drew, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, the David Mortara Distinguished Professor in Physiological Nursing Research and founder of the UCSF School of Nursing's ECG Monitoring Research Lab, is one of six 2014 distinguished scientists who will be honored in November at the AHA's annual scientific sessions in...READ MORE »
Alameda Health System promotes interim chief nurse executive
Alameda Health System, serving Alameda County, Calif., named Kinzi Richholt, MSN, RN, as chief nurse executive. A veteran of Bay Area healthcare with more than 25 years of experience, Richholt joined AHS in February as the interim CNE and will continue overseeing nursing services and operations throughout the network, according to a news release. Richholt's previous positions include serving as a consultant for...READ MORE »
Providence Health & Services program helps new and seasoned nurses
"Gap Kids" and "Tan Pants" were nicknames Jasmine Magadan, BSN, RN, and her fellow new grads became used to hearing at Providence Health & Services in Southern California. Magadan also remembers the freshly minted RNs were referred to as angels for the high-tech help they provided to the seasoned Providence nurses. Providence hired 50 former nursing students like Magadan in November to work as implementation...READ MORE »
State of Washington earns second Phase II APIN program grant
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the Washington Center for Nursing its second $300,000, two-year grant in Phase II of its Academic Progression in Nursing program, according to a news release. The Washington Center for Nursing is the state's nonprofit nursing workforce center. APIN is advancing state and regional strategies aimed at creating a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce. It is run...READ MORE »
Nurse Executive earns DNP, attains career goal with son
Education starts at home, and for the Hamelin family, education just isn't encouraged -- it's a way of life. Recently, San Diego-based Thomas Hamelin, MBA, RN, DNP executive leadership program graduate candidate and his son, Thomas "TJ" Hamelin, MBA graduate, both earned their advanced degrees from American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colo. "With the demand for college-educated professionals on the rise, an...READ MORE »
New software speeds up cardiac care for patients with implanted devices
In emergency departments where rapid, correct diagnosis and treatment is paramount, nurses and other staff have a new tool to promptly understand what's going on with cardiac patients who have implanted devices. Nurses at University of California, San Diego and Sharp Chula Vista (Calif.) are seeing positive outcomes for patients and better workflow in their EDs using this technology, the Geneva Healthcare Suite....READ MORE »
National University receives grant to enhance veteran preparation for nursing careers
National University, San Diego, launched an Accelerated Track for Vets to BSN Project to provide veterans interested in nursing careers with academic and professional support through a three-year $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The grant is being awarded to the private, nonprofit university's School of Health and Human Services. The funding for the V2BSN Project provides...READ MORE »
GCU nursing students cap summer course with health fairs
Nursing students from Grand Canyon University College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Scottsdale, Ariz., wrapped up their summer community health course with health fairs at three senior citizens communities. The course had students make weekly visits to the La Siena community in north Phoenix and to two Scottsdale retirement communities -- Maravilla Community and Vi at Silverstone, according to an article...READ MORE »
Cal State School of Nursing receives additional funding to expand community college partnerships
The California State University, Los Angeles, School of Nursing has received a $300,000, two-year grant to build on the success of its California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education, a partnership with community colleges to create a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce. The Phase II grant of the Academic Progression in Nursing program was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the...READ MORE »
Federal grant to WSU will help school recruit, support NP students from underrepresented groups
A two-year, $264,000 grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration will enable Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane to recruit six students from underrepresented groups into its nurse practitioner degree program. Through the grant, the college will offer financial support to students who are U.S. military veterans, rural-dwelling Hispanics and/or Native Americans to help...READ MORE »
Concordia University Irvine launches MSN program
Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., is launching a new MSN program for nursing educators, with classes to begin Oct. 11. "With the national shortage of higher education for nurses, it was clear that Concordia University Irvine needed to establish a program that would foster and support the future generations of nurses," Mary Hobus, PhD, MS, RN, director of Concordia's Department of Nursing, said in a news release....READ MORE »