Woman of the year
The Zonta Club of Essex County has named Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones Woman of the Year for her HIV/AIDS research at its Annual Scholarship Brunch. Jones showed how urban soap opera videos, created by her team of nursing, performing arts, and technology students, a filmmaker, graduate students, and members of the community, could get young adult urban women to reduce their HIV risk. Visit the website to view the videos at www.stophiv.newark.rutgers.edu.
Rutgers dean retires
Felissa R. Lashley, dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, was recently honored at a retirement dinner held at the Newark Museum. Retirement is effective June 30, at which time Lashley will take a year’s leave and then return to a faculty position.
Nyack RNs complete chemotherapy course
Twenty-seven Nyack Hospital, Nyack, N.Y., nurses of the Inpatient Oncology Unit recently completed the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course.
They are: Achamma Abraham, Elgarlie Adolphe, Diahann Ahle, Mary Joan Ahokas, Concepcion Amos, Carolyn Bacha, Ally Benny, Christopher Clarke, Elizabeth Gundayao, William Hagel, Robin Hoyes, Virginia Irineo, Priya Kurians, Charles Lohmann, Marie Malette, Cynthia Morris, Mary Padavil, Kathleen Pastore, Leonora Solidum, Meena Thampi, Aleyamma Thomas, Betsy Thomas, Regi Thomas, Sosamma Varughese, Girija Viswanathan, Marianne Walsh, and Susan Zabala.
Englewood RN honoredRoseangela Guadagno
Roseangela Guadagno, Mother-Baby Unit of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, N.J. (r), received the “Apprentice North” Award from the March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter for demonstrating attributes necessary to be a clinical expert in maternal-child health nursing and for being a positive role model and leader in nursing. Guadagno was among other outstanding N.J. maternal-child health nurses honored at a gala to raise funds for the March of Dimes’ campaign, “Giving Every Baby a Healthy Start.”
RN wins 2008 state award
Katherine Katen Moore, NP, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, received the 2008 State Award for Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The annual award recognizes a nurse practitioner who has demonstrated excellence in practice, research, education, or community affairs.
Publication and presentation
From Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy and Old Bridge Divisions: Nurses M. Kamienski and D. Jasovsky published an article in a book titled “Enhancing the Validity of Research,” in Janet Houser, Editor. Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence. Boston: Jones and Bartlett; 2008.
Kendra Dugan discussed prevention and care of pressure ulcers at the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) Conference, recently held in Philadelphia.
Achievements all around
Manuel Sadaya received Med-Surg certification; Christine Lozano and Virginia Chua have achieved CNOR for Perioperative Nursing; Pharlya Parent, Green 4, 11-7, and Joan Moranon, CCU, 7-3, were promoted to assistant nurse managers; and Geraldine Dolan was certified as clinical nurse leader after receiving an MS degree from UMDNJ and passing the NCLEX exam; and Benedicto Dotingco, OR, graduated from Centenary College with an MBA, at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy and Old Bridge Divisions.
Priscilla Stafford of Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y., has received certification in medical-surgical nursing. At Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, N.J., Jennifer Jones and Franca DiBrita passed the national certification for Clinical Nurse Leader. The following nurses obtained national certification in maternal-newborn nursing: Jarsely Edwin, Marie Glover, and April Major. Andrea DiRubba and Chi-Yuan Chang recently received national certification in inpatient obstetrics. DiRubba is also the recipient of the nursing scholarship award “The Path Towards Success” for activities that promote nursing excellence.
The following nurses received national CCRN certification: Claudia Garzon-Rivera and Frantz Paul. Pam Santiago received national certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Vincent Silvestri received his master’s degree in nursing from Seton Hall University. Penny Koch, Perinatal Clinical Specialist, is the recipient of the March of Dimes (New Jersey Chapter) “The Reality Awards, 2008, Not Your Average Nurse-Leadership award.” Jessica Walsh was recently inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Eta Chapter. Wil Yap was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, Upsilon Chapter-New York University. The following nurses received a grant from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for their study on family needs in the critical care setting: Claudia Garzon-Rivera, Mabel La Forgia, Christine Pangilinan, Jessica Walsh, and Laura Zimmerman.