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Marian Nowak, RN, assistant professor of community health at Rutgers University-Camden (N.J.). recently received her 2014 Nurse.com National GEM Award in the category of Volunteerism and Service. Read more »
New Jersey schools create dual admission BSN program
Camden County College, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College have created a dual admission nursing program that enables students to complete a BSN in four years. Read more »
Program provides Delaware school nurses with access to student electronic health records
Every public school nurse in Delaware can access students' electronic health records, with parental consent, through a unique partnership involving Nemours Children's Health System. Read more »
Penn Nursing, Penn Presbyterian start new nursing research scholarship program
Penn Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has joined the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia in establishing a new nursing research scholarship program. Read more »
Home health nurse attains certification in ostomy care
Chris Menet, RN, from Affilia Home Health's Reading (Pa.) office, recently obtained certification from the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board. Read more »
Nursing professor appointed Penn Fellow
Lisa Lewis, associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, has been appointed a Penn Fellow. Read more »
New state law requires Pennsylvania nurses to complete training in child abuse reporting
Individuals applying for initial RN licenses or seeking license renewals in Pennsylvania now are required to take mandatory training in child abuse recognition and reporting under new state laws. Read more »
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania accepting scholarships on behalf of VFW
The Nurse Foundation of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the 2015 Jack E. Barger Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund. Read more »
Inspira Health Network, Thomas Jefferson University and Health System announce affiliation agreement
Inspira Health Network in Woodbury, N.J., recently announced an affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia that will provide a higher level of specialty healthcare services to residents in South Jersey. Read more »
Consulting firm started by UPenn nursing faculty seeks to reduce hospital readmissions
Two UPenn nursing faculty members, Mary Naylor and Kathleen McCauley, have created TransCare Partners, a consulting and educational firm which seeks to reduce hospital readmissions among elderly patients in facilities nationwide. Read more »
Rutgers-Camden nursing scholars appointed UN delegates by international Catholic organization
Marian Nowak and Patricia Sayers, assistant professors at the Rutgers School of Nursing--Camden (N.J.), have been appointed as UN delegates by the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants. Read more »

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