St. Cabrini Director Chosen for Fellowship
Velma Haye, director of Nursing, St. Cabrini Nursing Home, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (r), has been named to the 2009 American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) leadership fellowship program. Haye is among 35 new leaders in aging services in the country to be chosen for this initiative, which will enhance skills and boost the number of professionals across the continuum of care. The yearlong program begins at the annual AAHSA Conference in Philadelphia.
RNs Excel at Blythedale Children’s
The following RNs at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, N.Y., achieved pediatric nursing certification from the Society of Pediatric Nurses — Virginia Andriola and Kathleen Henry, Nursing leadership; Gilda Sebastian, Yellow Unit; Nicole Annunziato, Susan Brooks, Chaya Feldman, Lincy Kurian, Marie Miccio, Patricia Nyarady, Mini Sebastian, Dawn Valzania, Green Unit; Minimol Joseph and May Jean Soriano, Blue Unit; Suzanne Bartlett, CPR/PALS coordinator. Debbie Ricketts earned an RN degree and passed the NCLEX.
Jersey City Medical Center RNs Shine
At Jersey City Medical Center, Jennifer Jones and Franca DiBrita passed the national certification for Clinical Nurse Leader. RNs who obtained national certification in MCH are: Jarsely Edwin, Marie Glover, and April Major. Andrea DiRubba and Chi-Yuan Chang received national certification in inpatient obstetrics. DiRubba is the recipient of “The Path Towards Success” award.Denise Remekie
Wartburg Adult Care Appoints Manager
Denise Remekie was named nurse manager at The Wartburg Adult Care Community’s Short-Term Rehab Unit of Wartburg’s Skilled Nursing Facility in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Remekie worked at the Long-Term Care Unit at The Wartburg.
NJSNA Officers Move Up
Linda Gural, NJSNA president, has been elected to the American Nurses Association Board of Directors as director-at-large staff nurse. Barbara Chamberlain, corporate director of Clinical Education and Research, Kennedy Health Systems, Cherry Hill, N.J., has been elected the 42nd president of the New Jersey State Nurses Association. Chamberlain is a captain and senior nurse (ret) in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and has been president-elect for the past two years. Mary Ann Donohue, APN, has been elected president-elect of NJSNA. She is assistant VP, Patient Care Services, Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, N.J. Muriel Shore, dean and professor, Felician College Division of Nursing and Health Management, Lodi, N.J., has been elected treasurer and serves on the NJSNA Board of Directors.