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Villanova University College of Nursing associate professor Carol Toussie Weingarten, RN, PhD, ANEF, spent a second consecutive summer with her husband, physician Michael S. Weingarten, helping injured troops in Germany.

Carol Weingarten put her specialty area of health promotion and wellness to good use at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, working with outpatients as a civilian volunteer with the Chaplains’ Wounded Warrior Ministry Center projects.

“I realized early in my experience as a WWMC civilian volunteer that [this was] a perfect placement for me,” she said in a news release.

WWMC was created to provide comfort items such as clothing and toiletries for wounded or ill service members but has expanded to provide further services. The WWMC incorporates strategies to promote mental and spiritual health, including combat support dinners, supervised trips for troops to areas of local interest and access to the Chaplains’ Closet, which offers free items such as toiletries, adaptive clothing, handmade blankets, music, sweets and cards from well-wishers.

Patricia K. Bradley, RN

She also undertook a project to interview nurses and staff in a variety of areas. Her work showcasing the efforts of the Army, Navy, Air Force and civilian nurses at LRMC was published in October in The American Journal of Nursing. Michael Weingarten, a professor of surgery at Drexel University School of Medicine, served as a volunteer vascular surgeon in the Combat Casualty Program. The couple is planning to return next summer.

• Also at Villanova, associate professor Patricia K. Bradley, RN, PhD, is contributing to the body of scientific knowledge surrounding African-American breast cancer survivors as co-investigator — with principal investigator Andrea Barsevick, RN, PhD, FAAN, of Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center — to study problems and resources of African-American breast cancer survivors with a four-year American Cancer Society Research Scholar grant. Bradley has taught psychiatric and mental health nursing at Villanova since 1997 and has been an active board member with Linda Creed, a nonprofit breast cancer organization, for more than 10 years. She serves as president of the board of directors.

• The nursing programs at Wesley College in Dover, Del., and Delaware Technical & Community College were the recipients of four Hospira Life Care 5000 Plumb IV pumps from Bayhealth Medical Center and Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. Each school received two pumps to use as learning tools for students. “These pump donations will be invaluable in helping nursing students learn key skills for their nursing careers,” said Wesley College adjunct nursing instructor Meghan Phillips, RN, BSN, CCRN, CMC, who is also a nurse in the Bayhealth ICU.

Andrea Barsevick, RN

• Philadelphia’s Jefferson School of Nursing was approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing to offer a master’s degree and post-master’s certificate in gerontology nursing, programs that began this fall. For information, visit … Jefferson was awarded an $80,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program grant. The grant will fund eight $10,000 scholarships for students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds.

• The Eleventh Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, now has computers on wheels thanks to a $22,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The mobile clinical workstations are used to gather patient data and measure outcomes.

Eleventh Street is the first nurse-managed health center in the U.S. built from the ground up.

Care is provided by a team of nurse practitioners, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, psychologists and dentists.

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