WRITING PROGRAM FOR RNs
Nursing Spectrum magazine’s senior staff writer, Lorraine Steefel, recently presented the poster “A Writing and Mentoring Program for Nurses Interested in Publishing” at Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, held at the Sheridan Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
PROMISE OF NURSING AWARDS
Rutgers College of Nursing doctoral students, Donna Ho-Shing and Stephanie Turrise were awarded Promise of Nursing for New Jersey Regional Faculty Fellowships for the fall 2008 and spring and summer 2009 semesters from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association. The students are enrolled in an online and blended PhD program, the first online program at Rutgers University. The program was developed to attract doctoral candidates who are interested in enrolling in the nursing PhD program but can’t attend classes in a traditional classroom setting.
ONCOLOGY NURSING SEMINAR
The Oncology Nursing Council at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., hosted an Oncology Nursing Seminar. The theme of the program coincided with the 2008 Oncology Nursing Society’s theme, “I Am an Oncology Nurse.” Speakers and presentations included: Jessica Malenchak — “My First Year as a Novice Oncology Staff Nurse”; Laura McBride — “Phase I Clinical Trials”; Pedra Blackwood — “Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients”; Laura Linse and Seana Krauss — “Chemotherapy/ Biotherapy Safety Guidelines”; Tom Berges — “Caring for Multiple Myeloma Patients”; and Kelly Kobbe — “Pre-Transplant Case Management.”Kathleen Scherf
RN FEATURED IN MAGAZINE
Kathleen Scherf, Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., was one of 50 nurses in the region to receive a 2008 Excellence in Nursing award from Hudson Valley magazine.
CHILTON MEMORIAL’S CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE
Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J., inducted four of its nurses into its “Circle of Excellence”: Mandy Garnier, Intermediate Care Unit “Excellence in Patient-Centered Care by a Novice Practitioner”; Linda Thoden, director of Critical Care Services “Excellence in Nursing Leadership”; Brianne Bilello, ED “Excellence in Patient-Centered Care by a Preceptor”; and Kathi Hoffman, Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit “Excellence in Patient-Centered Care by a Staff Nurse.”Elizabeth Barry
CBNN RECOGNIZES RNs
The Concerned Black Nurses of Newark, an affiliate of the National Black Nurses Association, recognized O. Elizabeth Barry, a high-risk perinatal nurse at University Hospital, UMDNJ, Newark, with the Clinical Nurse of the Year award, at the annual scholarship awards luncheon, held at the National Newark Building, “The Mezzanine.” CBNN nurses received awards in the following categories included: Lois Greene, administrative director, Cathedral Regional Cancer Center, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark — Administration; Robert Skeist, geriatric AIDS specialist, Family Treatment Center of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center — Education; and Debra L. Harwell, associate director, NJSNA and Institute for Learning — Community Service.
RUTGERS PROFESSOR WINS TRIBUTE
Rachel Jones, assistant professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey College of Nursing in Newark, N.J., has received the New York Times “Tribute to Nurses Award” for nurse educators, and the Rutgers-Newark Provost’s Award for “Community Engagement in Research.” Her research includes HIV sexual risk behaviors in young urban women and use of multimedia computer technology to enhance culturally based health promotion. A website, www.stophiv.newark.rutgers.edu promotes access to the videos.
ONCOLOGY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Carla Schaefer, a treatment nurse at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), New Brunswick, N.J., earned the “Excellence in Basic Oncology Nursing” scholarship award for working with patients who have hematologic malignancies and developing patient information on understanding complete blood counts.
SAINT FRANCIS IN POUGHKEEPSIE HONORS RNs
Nancy Magliocca, director of Mental Health Services, received the NYSNA District 12 Award for “Nursing Excellence in Administration.” Helen Bunyi, community health nurse at SFH Home Care, with a specialty in wound and ostomy care, received the NYSNA Award for “Nursing Excellence in Clinical Practice.”
TRINITAS NURSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, N.J., presented its “Excellence in Nursing Practice” Awards to: Pat Mawnis Clinical Care; Kim McKinney Mentoring; Tim Clyne Commitment to Caring; Catherine Fidelino Psychiatric Nursing; Elizabeth Navarro Innovation; and Carmen Mercado Leadership.Joy Spellman
NURSE WINS EDUCATOR AWARD
Joy Spellman, director, Center for Public Health Preparedness, Burlington County College (r), in Pemberton and Mount Laurel, N.J., received the 2008 Nurse Educator – Academic Governor’s Nursing Merit Award at the 20th Annual celebration held at the Princeton Hyatt Regency.