University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando Christina Marie Stewart-Amidei, RN
Christina Marie Stewart-Amidei, RN, MSN, CNRN, CCRN, FAAN, an instructor, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in November. Amidei has made substantial contributions to the field of neuroscience nursing through both practice and publication. She has authored more than 60 chapters, texts, and journal articles related to the topic.Susan K. Chase, RN
Susan K. Chase, RN, FNP, EdD, ARNP, BC, has been appointed associate dean for graduate affairs. Chases area of research expertise includes decision-making by nurses, nurse practitioners, patients and families. She also has developed models for faith-based community nursing.Debra Hunt, RN
Debra Hunt, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, an instructor and PhD candidate,
recently received a $500 extramural research grant from the Florida
Nurses Foundation for her research study titled The Lived Experience
of Young Onset Dementia. In addition
to her research grant, Hunt has also been re-elected
to serve as the second vice president on the Florida
Nurses Associations 2009 to 2011 board of directors.
Kelly Allred, RN, PhD, CCRN, an assistant professor, has been awarded a research grant by UCFs Institute for Simulation and Training to study the efficacy of computer-based simulation for pain management education.Sarah Landreville, RN
Sarah Landreville, RN, MSN, a nursing instructor on UCFs Daytona campus, recently passed her national certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Marcia Kent, RN, a masters student in the colleges Nursing Leadership and Management program, reports that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has selected her CICU/CCU unit for a 2009 BEACON Award, given to ICUs for excellence in critical care nursing. Kent is a nurse manager at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
Maria Stahl, RN, MSN, an adjunct instructor, recently was honored with a Public Health Leadership Award from the Florida Association of Public Health Nurses. Six UCF nursing students received Florida Nurses Foundation scholarships, the most awarded to any nursing school in the state. The 2009 UCF recipients are: Ivonne Johnson, Holly Herrmann, Venina Wicker, Jamie Buchman, Carmen Polo, and Elizabeth LaPorte.
Good Samaritan Medical Center (West Palm Beach)
The hospital welcomed Angela Prestia, RN, MSN, as the new CNO. Prestia has more than 25 years of experience in nursing and healthcare administration.