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September 2013

Welcome to the September issue of School of Nursing News, an electronic newsletter designed to inform, engage, inspire, and connect with faculty members, staff, students, alumni, and other constituents of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON).

Dean Kirschling Accepts Award at Camden Yards

Dean Jane Kirschling accepted the Heavy Hitter Award on behalf of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) at UMB’s Night at Camden Yards in August. UMB received the award for having more than 1,000 people in attendance. 

Dean at Camden Yards

Morton Feted at Farewell Reception

A reception honoring Patricia Gonce Morton, PhD ’89, MS ’79, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, was held at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center in July to celebrate her retirement from UMSON and wish her well as she embarked on her new career as Dean of the University of Utah College of Nursing. Morton held various positions during her 32-1/2 year tenure at UMSON, most recently serving as associate dean for academic affairs.

Reception for Dr. Morton

Dean’s Teaching Scholars Announced

Dean Jane Kirschling recently announced the Dean’s Teaching Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year. The goal of this program is to facilitate the development of programs and research that support nursing education.

The proposal, “Effects of a Clicker Teaching Decision Tree on Nursing Research Knowledge, Interest, and Course Satisfaction: A Pilot Study,” by Lynn Chen, PhD, assistant professor; Lily Fountain, MS, CNM, RN, assistant professor; and Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, assistant professor was approved for one year of funding. Congratulations to the three new scholars!

President Clinton Visits University of Maryland Health Care Providers in Rwanda

Kathryn Schaivone, MPA, director of UMSON’s Clinical Education and Evaluation Laboratory, led a neo-natal simulation exercise for President Bill Clinton when he visited health care providers in Rwanda in August. President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, where UMSON faculty members work in support of the Rwandan Ministry of Health’s Human Resources for Health program. Schaivone led a team of six UMSON faculty members for one year, providing health care services and training Rwandan providers in nursing and midwifery. Read more at: http://um.umaryland.edu/news/press/332.

President Clinton in Rwanda

Winners of National Mobile Health App Challenge Announced at UMSON’s Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI)

The winners of the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Mobile App Challenge, a contest to create the first mobile health app that encourages the use of information exchange standards, were announced at UMSON’s Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) in July. MobileHealthWare captured first prize in the App Challenge for its WoundMap PUMP (Pressure Ulcer Management Program), an iPhone application that allows the user to evaluate a patient’s wound and track changes over time. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4854. 

The annual three-day SINI event drew more than 300 nurse informaticians and health IT professionals. SINI 2014, Informatics Enabling Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum, will be held July 16-18 at UMSON.

SINI App

UMSON Receives RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarships for Fifth Time

UMSON has been selected – for the fifth time – as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program. Ten $10,000 scholarships were awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year to newly admitted students in UMSON’s Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) master’s degree option. Award preference is given to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from disadvantaged backgrounds. This latest award brings the total to 53 UMSON CNL students who have or will have received scholarships through RWJF’s NCIN program. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4843. 

Dean Kirschling Announces Staff of the Quarter Award 

At the recent Faculty and Staff Assembly, Dean Jane Kirschling announced that Cassia Gordon, administrative assistant at the Universities at Shady Grove, was the recipient of the Staff of the Quarter award for the first quarter of 2013. Cassia came to UMSON in 2009, and has worked with nurses in various capacities for about eight years. Other nominees were Marjorie Fass, Phyllis Lovito, Vanessa Pigatt, Joanne Pinna, Adesola Sobawale, April Rai, Charlotte Weber, the duo of Tom Fahey and Neil McGinn, the IT crew, and the Office of Student and Academic Services.

Staff of Quarter

UMSON Receives Grant from Who Will Care?

UMSON has been awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Who Will Care? Fund for Nurse Education. Through this award, UMSON will offer funding to newly-admitted, first-generation students enrolled in the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Who Will Care?, established by a group of stakeholders including the Maryland Hospital Association and health care and academic leaders, is an extensive fundraising campaign and grant program designed to end Maryland's nursing shortage. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4842.

Faculty & Staff Appointments 

Faculty

Deborah Busch, DNP, RN, CPNP-BC, has joined the Department of Family and Community Health as an assistant professor. She comes to UMSON from Lehigh Valley Health Network, where she served as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Deborah holds a DNP from Chatham University, an MSN from Gwenedd Mercy College of Nursing, and a BSN from Temple University School of Nursing.

Linda Diaconis, PhD ’01, MS ’94, BSN ’92, has joined the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health as an assistant professor. She comes to UMSON from Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she served as an associate professor of nursing. Linda holds a PhD, an MS, and a BSN from UMSON.

Veronica Gutchell, DNP ’11, FNP, CNS, RN, has joined the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health as an assistant professor. She comes to UMSON from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she served as head nurse/nurse practitioner for the Clinical Breast Care Project. Veronica holds a DNP from UMSON, an MS from Sage College, and a BSN from Decker School of Nursing.

Jacqueline Newsome-Williams, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, has joined the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health as an assistant professor. She comes to UMSON from Morgan State University where she served as professor and director of the nursing program. Jacqueline holds a BSN from Hampton University, an MS from Howard University, and a PhD and post-master’s certificate-Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University of Michigan.

Veronica Njie-Carr, PhD, ACNS-BC, has joined the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health as an assistant professor. She comes to UMSON from the University of Delaware, where she served as an assistant professor. Veronica holds a BSN from Howard University, and an MSN and PhD from the Catholic University of America. She also did post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Kate Scott, MPH, RN, has joined the Department of Family and Community Health as a clinical instructor. She comes to UMSON from the Baltimore Medical System, where she served as asthma coordinator. Kate holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BSN from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Barbara Walsh, DNP, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, has joined the Department of Family and Community Health as an assistant professor. She comes to UMSON from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, where she served as a clinical instructor and Spectrum Healthcare, Federal Occupational Health, where she worked as a nurse associate. She holds a BA from SUNY-Oswego; a BSN from the University of Southern Maine; an MPH and MS in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University; and a DNP from Old Dominion University. 

Staff

Priyanka Dwivedi, MA, has joined the Office of Student and Academic Services as a manager for admissions. She previously served as director of admissions and student services for the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Dorsey Center in Elkridge, Md. Priyanka holds an MA in educational leadership from Loyola University Maryland.

Angelina Hines has joined the Office of Academic Affairs as a coordinator. She previously served as an administration coordination in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Jaslynn Hutley, BA, has joined the Department of Family and Community Health as a coordinator. She previously served as a program and communications assistant at Towson University. Jaslynn holds a BA from Morgan State University.  

Faculty Kudos

Four UMSON faculty members played instrumental roles in writing the third edition of Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education. The nurse educator’s handbook was written and edited by  Carol O’Neil, PhD, RN, CNE, associate professor and co-director, Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions; Matthew Rietschel, MS, director, Educational Strategies and assistant professor; and the National Institutes of Health’s Cheryl Fisher, MSN, RN, informatics/e-learning manager. Other UMSON contributors were Susan Bindon, DNP, assistant professor, and Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC, associate professor. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4887

The fifth edition of Community/Public Health Nursing Practice, authored by former faculty member Claudia Smith, PhD, MPH, RN, was recently published. Contributors include current faculty members Charon Burda, MS, PMHNP-BC, assistant professor, and Susan Wozenski, JD, MPH, assistant professor, and former faculty members Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN, FAAN, and Gina Rowe, CRNP.

Four UMSON faculty members have been awarded Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) grants through the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, assistant professor and assistant dean for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, assistant professor and director, Doctor of Nursing Practice program; and co-recipients Louise S. Jenkins, PhD, RN, professor; and Carol O’Neil, RN, PhD, CNE, associate professor, co-directors of the Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions, were all awarded grants to assist with funding various programs. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4875.

Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC, associate professor; Linda Costa, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor; Nancy Lerner, DNP, RN, CDONA, assistant professor; and Kathryn Montgomery, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, associate professor associate dean for strategic partnerships and initiatives, achieved Quality Matters (QM) certification for three new courses offered last summer, bringing the total to 10 QM certified courses at UMSON. QM certification is a nationally recognized peer review process that compares online and blended courses to best practice standards.

Mary Fey, MS, RN, assistant professor and director, Clinical Simulation Labs, is the recipient of National League for Nursing’s (NLN) 2013 Dr. Mary Anne Rizzolo/NLN Doctoral Dissertation/DNP Project Award for her outstanding research proposal and her work to advance the science of nursing education. Fey will receive the award at the NLN Education Summit, being held this week in Washington, D.C.

Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and assistant dean of research, and Alison M. Trinkoff, ScD, MPH, BSN, RN, FAAN, professor, have been selected for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will counsel the ANA on how to address nurse fatigue in order to improve health and safety. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4884.

Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, assistant professor and assistant dean for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is one of 28 honorees being inducted as Academy of Nursing Education Fellows at the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) annual Education Summit, being held this week in Washington, D.C. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4839.

Dean Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, was among the second class of nursing school deans who successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program last summer. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing. 

Mei Ching Lee, PhD, RN, assistant professor, has been selected to the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Emerging Scholars Program. She will travel to Canada in November to present on her research topic with other emerging scholars from around the world who represent the top tier schools and faculties of nursing. Selection for this program is very competitive and will help Lee launch her preliminary research to develop a culturally sensitive advance care planning seminar for a community of Chinese Americans.

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been appointed chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Methodology Committee. Newhouse has served as vice chair of the committee since December 2012 and has been a member of the PCORI since appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in January 2011. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4873.

Assistant Professor Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP, is one of 12 nurse educators from across the nation to earn the highly competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars program. Ogbolu received a three-year, $350,000 award to promote her academic career and support her research. She is part of the program’s sixth cohort. RWJF’s Nurse Faculty Scholars program, which seeks to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing, offers talented junior faculty three years of career development support. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4892.

Faculty Publications & Presentations

Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, PhD, MBA, MS, NP-C, RN, assistant professor, gave the following poster presentation at the 30th Anniversary AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting.

Davis-Ajami, M.L, Wu Jun, and Fink, J. (2013).  Differences in health services utilization and costs between antihypertension medication users versus non-users in adults with concomitant hypertension from MEPS Pooled Years 2006-2009.

Linda Costa, PhD, RN, assistant professor, co-authored the following publication:

Kashini M, Eliasson A, Vernalis M, Costa L, Terhaar, M. (2013). Improving assessment of cardiovascular disease risk by utilizing family history: an integrative literature review.  Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318294b206.

Erika Friedmann, PhD, professor, and Sue Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and assistant dean for the PhD program, were co-authors on the following publication:

Levine, G., Allen, K., Braun, L., Christian, H., Friedmann, E., Taubert, K., Thomas, S.A., Wells, D., Lange, R.(2013). Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk. American Heart Association Statements.

Margaret Hammersla, MS, CRNP, RN, assistant professor, co-authored the following article:

Buchholz, S. W., Budd, G. M., Courtney, M. R., Neiheisel, M. B., Hammersla, M., and Carlson, E. D. (2013). Preparing practice scholars: Teaching knowledge application in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12050.

Catherine Kelleher, ScD, MPH, MS, RN, associate professor, made the following presentations:

Impact of a Brief MBSR Program on First Semester BSN Student Stress, Resilience, Mindfulness and GPA: A Pilot Randomized Trial, Ohio State University inaugural Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit, April 22-23, 2013, Columbus, Ohio. Co-presenter: Lynn Chen, PhD, assistant professor. Peer reviewed poster presentation.

The Science of Mindfulness Meditation, University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine Health and Wellness Conference: Explore, Experience, Engage, May 4, 2013, Baltimore, Md. Invited Presentation. 

Stress, Resilience, Mindfulness and GPA Outcomes of a Brief MBSR Randomized Intervention Pilot for First Semester BSN Students, Pi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Annual Business Meeting, June 25, 2013. Invited presentation.

Stress Relief Workshop, a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course, June 2-27, 2013. The Institute for Integrative Health, Baltimore, Md. Invited to teach the course.

Laura Koo, MS, CRNP, assistant professor, co-authored the following article:

Agness C, Fletcher S, Koo L, Cornman R. Can you hear me now?: Strategies to provide clear health messages to diverse older adults. (2013). MedEdPORTAL. This was an interprofessional collaboration with Chanel Agness a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Reba Cornman, MSW, director, Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN, assistant professor, co-authored the following article:   

McLaine, P., Navas-Acien, A., Lee, R., Simon, P., Diener-West, M., and Agnew, J. (2013). Elevated blood lead levels and reading readiness at the start of kindergarten. Pediatrics. 1081-1089. Doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2277.

Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, FAAN, professor, co-authored the following publications:

Choc, C.C.; Change, C.P.; Lee, T.T.; Chou, H.F.; and Mills, M.E. (2013).  Technology acceptance and quality of life of the elderly in a telecare program. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 31(7), 335-342.

Shih, Y.S.; Lee, T.T.; Liu, C.Y; and Mills, M.E. (2013). Evaluation of an online orientation program for new health care employees. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 31(7), 343-350.

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, co-authored the following articles:

Lee, M.C., Johnson, K.L., Newhouse, R.P., Warren, J.I. (2013). Evidence-based Practice Process Quality Assessment: EPQA Guidelines. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing10(3),140-149. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2012.00264.x

Zeng, J.Y., An, F.R., Xiang, Y.T., Qi, Y.K., Ungvari, G.S., Newhouse, R., Yu, D.S., Lai, K.Y., Yu, L.Y., Ding, Y.M., Tang, W.K., Wu, P.P., Hou, Z.J., Chiu, H.F. (2013). Frequency and risk factors of workplace violence on psychiatric nurses and its impact on their quality of life in China. Psychiatry Research.  doi:pii: S0165-1781(13)00329-6. 10.1016/j.psychres.2013.06.013. Epub ahead of print.

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health; Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC, assistant professor; Marian Grant, DNP, RN, assistant professor, and Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNPassistant professor, co-authored the following article:

Newhouse, R., Buckley, K., Grant, M. and Idzik, S. Reconceptualization of a Doctoral EBP Course from In Class to Blended Format: Lessons Learned from a Successful Transition. (2013). Journal of Professional Nursing, 29 (4), 225-232. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2012.05.019 (Funded by Dean’s Teaching Scholars grant.)

Lyn Murphy, PhD, MBA, MS, RN, assistant professor; Marisa Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, assistant professor; and Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, co-authored the following article:

Murphy, L., Wilson, M., Newhouse, R.P. (2013). Data analytics: Making the most of input with strategic output. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43 (7-8), 367-370. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31829d60c7

Rachel Onello, MS, CNL, RN, clinical instructor, and Mary Regan, PhD, RN, assistant professor, co-authored the following publication:

Onello, R. and Regan, M. (2013). Challenges in high fidelity simulation: Risk sensitization and outcome measurement. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(3).

Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, had the following new publications and presentations: 

Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2014). Health informatics: An interdisciplinary approach. St. Louis: Elsevier. Charlotte Seckman, PhD, RN-BC, assistant professor, and Marisa Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, assistant professor, contributed to the book.

Staggers, N., Xiao, Y, & Chapman, L. (2013). Debunking health IT usability myths. Applied Clinical Informatics. E-pub May 29, 2013.

Staggers, N., Benham-Hutchins, M., Goncalves, L., & Langford-Heermann, L. (2013). Exploring patient-centered handoffs in surgical oncology. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 5, July 10, 2013 (online journal).

Nelson, R., Moen, A., Park, H., Staggers, N. & Goncavles, L. Innovative approaches to achieving nursing informatics vompetencies: An international perspective. International Council of Nurses. Melbourne, Australia.

Staggers, N. (2013). Informatics tesearch and qualitative methods: An uneasy marriage? The Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matney, S., Avant, K., & Staggers, N. (2013). The vonstruct of wisdom in sction for clinical nursing. ANIA Annual conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2013.

Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCRA, assistant professor, and Elizabeth Ness, MS ’93, co-authored  the following publication:

Trocky, N., & Ness, E. (2013). Institution and IRB registration: An overview. The Monitor, 17(5), 49-52.

Margaret Watt, PhD, RN, FNP, assistant professor, and Debra Scrandis, PhD, CRNP, assistant professor, co-authored the following publications:

Watt, M. E. and Scrandis, D. (2013). Traumatic childhood exposures in the lives of male perpetrators of female intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Published online before print May 24, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0886260513488694.

Scrandis, D. and Watt, M. (in press). Antidepressant medication management in primary care: Not just another pill. Journal of Nurse Practitioners.

Debra Wiegand, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant professor; Marian Grant, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACHPN, assistant professor; doctoral student Jooyoung Cheon; and post-doctoral fellow Mary Gergis, co-authored the following publication:

Wiegand, D.L., Grant, M.S., Cheon, J., and Gergis, M.A. (2013). Family-centered end-of-life care in the ICU. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(8), 60-68.

Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN, assistant professor and assistant dean, UMSON program at the Universities at Shady Grove, had the following publication:

Wiseman, R. (2013). Survey of advanced practice student clinical preceptors. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(5), 253-258. (Funded by Dean’s Teaching Scholars grant.)

Student News

Rebecca Barker

PhD student Minjeong An was awarded a Global Korean Nursing Foundation (GKNF)-US scholarship for 2013. GKNF was established in 2004 to advance nursing leadership in scholarship and practice and to establish a global network among Korean nurse leaders worldwide.

Sabrina Bielfeldt, a student in UMSON’s Health Services Leadership and Management master’s specialty, has been awarded a Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing for 2013-14 from the American Cancer Society (ACS). ACS’s scholarship is a $10,000 yearly award offered for a maximum of two years to graduate students who seek to care for cancer patients. Read more at: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/news/4841.

Karen Wickersham, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Susan Dorsey’s pain laboratory, has been funded under a F32 mechanism from the National Institute for Nursing Research.This Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award provides three years of support. Wickersham will use the funds to investigate the underlying biological mechanisms for why lung cancer patients who receive a class of targeted therapy (epidermal growth factor receptor (EGRF) inhibitors) get a painful rash that often causes the patient to discontinue chemotherapy. Collaborators for this project are Dr. Alan Shuldiner, director of the program for personalized medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Dr. Martin Edelman, an oncologist at the University of New Mexico.

DNP student Kelly Wolfe received the Maryland Gerontological Association’s (MGA) 2013 Student Award for her capstone project, Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use in Long Term Care Residents with Dementia: A Quality Improvement Project. The award was presented at the MGA conference held last summer.

Taking Blood Pressure at Shady Grove

School of Nursing “In the News”

Subject: Sciences Round Up
Source: Baltimore Sun - Sept. 8
Summary: Brenda Windemuth, assistant professor at UMSON, was featured in the article, "Sciences Round Up," in the Education section of the Baltimore Sun.
http://server1.baltimoresun.p2ionline.com/specialsection/ss/index.aspx?webstoryid=22958575&area=SS&type=page&adgroupid=215860&adid=2916882&parentid=22958574&menu=-3.0

Subject: Baltimore-UMSON Faculty Receive Grants
Source: Advance for Nurses - August 29
Summary: Janice Hoffman, Shannon Idzik, Lousie Jenkins and Carol O'Neil were mentioned in the article, "Baltimore-UMSON Faculty Receive Grants." http://nursing.advanceweb.com/News/Regional-News/Baltimore-UMSON-Faculty-Receive-Grants.aspx

Subject: Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Honors Two from UMSON
Source: Nurse.com - July 27
Summary: Jane Kirschling and Marian Grant were featured in the article "Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association honors 2 from UMSON" on Nurse.com.
http://news.nurse.com/article/20130727/DC02/108190005

Subject: University of Maryland Professor, Alumni Join American Academy of Nursing Fellows
Source: Nurse.com - August 8
Summary: Karen Kaufman was mentioned in the article, "University of Maryland professor, alumni join American Academy of Nursing fellows."
http://news.nurse.com/article/20130808/DC02/109160006

Subject: University of Maryland Faculty Members Receive Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants
Source: Nurse.com - July 29
Summary: Susan Antol, Lily Fountain, Jana Goodwin, Shannon Idzik, Naomi Himmelwright-Lamm and Margaret Lynn were mentioned in the article " University of Maryland faculty members receive nurse educator doctoral grants" on Nurse.com. http://news.nurse.com/article/20130729/DC02/108050033

Subject: UMB Teams with Universities to Help Rwanda
Source: 
New American Times - August 2
Summary:
 UMSON was mentioned in the New American Times article, "UMB Teams with Universities to Help Rwanda". 
http://www.tnatnews.com/umb-teams-with-universities-to-help-rwanda/

Subject: University of Maryland assistant professor receives colleague award
Source: 
Nurse.com - August 4
Summary: Regina Twigg, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is featured in the Nurse.com article, "University of Maryland assistant professor receives colleague award.” http://news.nurse.com/article/20130804/DC02/109160014

Subject: Academy of Nursing Education Fellows to Induct UMSON Assistant Professor
Source: 
Nurse.com – Aug. 6
Summary: Janice Hoffman, assistant professor and assistant dean for the BSN program, was featured in the Nurse.com article, "Academy of Nursing Education Fellows to Induct UMSON Assistant Professor".
http://news.nurse.com/article/20130806/DC02/109160010

Subject: University of Maryland, Baltimore Prioritizes Community-Led Revitalization
Source: HUD.gov - Aug. 9
Summary: Jay Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore; the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) at the School of Social Work and Bob Kirk, a field instructor at the School; the University of Maryland BioPark; and the Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, and Pharmacy are mentioned in HUD.gov's latest best practices report, "The University of Maryland, Baltimore Prioritizes Community-Led Revitalization."
http://www.huduser.org/portal/bestpractices/study_08012013_1.html

Subject: Mount St. Mary's, University of Maryland Start Dual-Degree Nursing Program 
Source: 
Frederick News-Post - July 25
Summary:
 Janice Hoffman, assisstant dean for the BSN program, is quoted in the article, "Mount St. Mary's, University of Maryland start dual-degree nursing program" in the Frederick News-Post
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/health/article_24ffae57-5c10-545b-9f96-a5f95e6f4154.html

Subject: Baltimore-UMSON Awarded New Careers in Nursing' Grants
Source: Advance for Nurses - July 27
Summary:
 UMSON was mentioned in the Advance for Nurses article, "Baltimore-UMSON Awarded 'New Careers in Nursing' Grants."
http://nursing.advanceweb.com/News/Regional-News/Baltimore-UMSON-Awarded-New-Careers-in-Nursing-Grants.aspx

Subject: Health on the Move
Source: 
Baltimore Sun - July 25
Summary: Karen Kauffman, associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing was pictured in the column, "Health on the Move," in the Baltimore Sun
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bal-health-professionals-on-the-move-20120605,0,6660300.ugcphotogallery

Subject: Preparing Today's Student Nurses for Tomorrow's Careers
Source: NurseZone.com - July 11
Summary:
 Jane M. Kirschling, dean and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing was quoted in the Nurse zone.com article, "Preparing Today's Student Nurses for Tomorrow's Careers.”
http://www.nursezone.com/Nursing-News-Events/more-features/Preparing-Todays-Student-Nurses-for-Tomorrows-Careers_41511.aspx

Subject: Karen Kauffman to be Inducted As 2013 AAN Fellow
Source: 
City Biz List - July 11
Summary:
 Karen S. Kauffman, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing was featured in the CityBizList.com article, "Karen Kauffman To Be Inducted As 2013 AAN Fellow".
http://baltimore.citybizlist.com/article/karen-kauffman-be-inducted-2013-aan-fellow

Subject: Baltimore-UMSON Awarded 'Who Will Care?' Grant
Source: advanceweb.com - July 9
Summary: UMSON was mentioned in the Advance for Nurses article, "Baltimore-UMSON Awarded 'Who Will Care?' Grant."
http://nursing.advanceweb.com/News/Regional-News/Baltimore-UMSON-Awarded-Who-Will-Care-Grant.aspx

Mark Your Calendar

Dean’s Distinguished Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture, “Better Science with Sex and Gender: Pathways to Innovation in Health Care” – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Featuring guest speaker Joy Johnson, PhD, RN, FCAHS, scientific director, Institute on Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and professor, University of British Columbia. For more information, go to: http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/franklin-2013.

UMSON Open Houses
  • Graduate Open House - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 9. Learn about our PhD, DNP, MS, and certificate programs. RSVP to openhouse@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-0501 (option 2). 
  • Entry into Practice Open House - 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Learn about UMSON’s two academic paths to becoming an entry into practice nurse—the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader Master of Science programs. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 24, to openhouse@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-0501 (option 2). Additional information can be found at http://nursing.umaryland.edu.
  • Virtual Open House - 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Participate in a virtual open house to discuss DNP entry options and opportunities. For more information, email admissions@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-0501 (option 2). 

Alumni News & Notes

Robert (Bob) E. Barnwell; BSN ’73, earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California and is now retired as a U.S. Army Nurse and the South Carolina Public Health Department. He traveled with vetswithamission.org to Vietnam in 2010 and 2012 on medical mission teams. Former UMSON faculty member Col. Charlotte Jerney was on the 2012 mission and they worked together in triage.

Elizabeth Spessert Borissow, BSN ’12, is employed as a RN at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She has enjoyed serving as a volunteer through the UMSON Alumni Association Volunteer Outreach Program at both My Sister’s Place and Paul’s Place.

Julie Lynn Wolpert Cooper, BSN ’83, is employed as a school nurse at Lansdowne High School in Baltimore.

Rochelle “Roxi” S. Lewis Da Silva, MS ’13, BSN ’95, is employed as an RN at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she provides pediatric nursing care on an inpatient pediatric unit. She helps coordinate a pediatric cross training course.

Hershaw Davis, Jr., BSN ’09, RN, was named a Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future–AACN Fall 2013 Minority Nurse Scholar. He is a PhD student at the University of Virginia and currently serves as an RN in the Adult Emergency Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

Thomas Dewey, BSN ’78, is a consultant with Dewey Consulting Services, LLC, in Alameda, Calif.

Heather Marie Boulanger Eaton, BSN ’12, is employed as an RN I at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. 

Kimberly Snoots Gavazzi, BSN ’82, is employed as an RN at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Maria C. Jurlano, MS ’12,NEA-BC, is director, critical care, at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md. She recently passed the Nurse Executive Certification exam and is proud to add NEA-BC to her name.

Sara Lam, BSN ’10, is employed as an RN in the PICU at University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Diana Diniz Ribeiro Leman, BSN ’10, recently married Erik Allen Leman and moved to Alexandria, Va., where she is searching for her next position.

Christine Heine Mueller, PhD ’95, RN, FGSA, FAAN, was named associate dean for academic programs at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, where she also holds the Long-term Care Professorship in Nursing.

Susan K. Newbold, PhD ’06, MS ’83, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS HIT Pro-CP, was selected for the Women to Watch Class of 2013 by Nashville Medical News

Lisa M. Petty, BSN ’98, is employed as an RN at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is a Tibetan/Usui Reiki Master, a Karuna Reiki Master, and co-chair of the American Holistic Nurses Association-Baltimore Chapter.

Lana S. Thomas, BSN ’07, completed her master’s degree in higher education from Walden University in 2013 and is an adjunct clinical nursing instructor at Howard Community College.

Amy Verdin, BSN ’13, is employed as an RN at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Carmen Vogt, BSN ’13, had the following article published:

Vogt, C. (2013). Move it to the bedside. The Maryland Nurse News and Journal (14), 4, p. 17. The article was the result of an independent study Vogt conducted with Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN, assistant professor at the Universities at Shady Grove.  

Event Recaps

Alumni Volunteer at two Baltimore Community Organizations

UMSON alumni had an opportunity to volunteer at Paul’s Place and My Sister’s Place during spring/summer 2013 through the Alumni Association’s Recent Graduate Committee’s Volunteer Outreach Program. Special thanks to Liz Krug, MS ’10, chair of the Recent Graduate Committee, who coordinates this program with Cynthia Sikorski, associate director of alumni relations.

My Sister’s Place is a non-profit located in Baltimore that provides women with shelter, education, training for employment, and meals. Alumni participants helped prepare and serve breakfast for more than 60 guests on June 12 and July 10.

Thanks to the following alumni volunteers at My Sister’s Place: Doreen Byrne, MS ’08; Nancy Hedden, MS ’02, BSN ’72; Vanzetta James, MS ’13; Liz Krug, MS ’10; Diane Skojec, DNP ’10, MS ’01, BSN ’00; Cynthia Sikorski (UMSON staff); and Liz Borissow, BSN ’12.

Paul’s Place is a non-profit located in Southwest Baltimore that provides men, women, and children with a number of services, including hot meals, educational training, after school programs, clothing, and access to a nurses’ clinic. Through a partnership between UMSON and Paul’s Place, UMSON students staff the clinic during the school year as part of their clinical experience.

Thanks to the following alumni volunteers at Paul’s Place: Janice Chance, BSN ’75; Ramatoulaye Dia, BSN ’08; Michelle Dunn, MS ’06; Lea Huaman, RN; Liz Krug, MS ’10; Liz Ness, MS ’93; Gladys Ngatchou, BSN ’00; Cynthia Sikorski (UMSON staff); and Liz Borissow, BSN ’12.

Paul's Place Photo

Alumni volunteers helped staff the nurses’ clinic on May 22, June 19, and July 17. Volunteers are needed to staff the clinic when UMSON classes are not in session (Dec-Jan and May-Aug). If you are interested in volunteering with the Alumni Association Volunteer Outreach Program, send an email with your contact information to Cynthia Sikorski at alumni@son.umaryland.edu or Liz Krug, MS ’10, at elizabeth.a.krug@gmail.com. Your participation is appreciated!

Pennsylvania Alumni Visits Held in June

Dean Kirschling traveled to Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, Penna. in June to meet with alumni and share UMSON news. Alumni and friends she visited with included: Mary Beth Appel, MS ’86, co-founder and co-director of House of Grace Catholic Worker Free Clinic; Kathy Gray-Siracusa, PhD ’05, clinical assistant professor at Villanova University College of Nursing; Wini Hayes, PhD, MS ’74, BSN ’71, founder and president of Hayes, Inc., an internationally recognized research and consulting firm and a member of UMSON’s Alumni Council; Janice Miller, BSN ’98; Lesley Perry, PhD, associate dean and professor at Villanova University College of Nursing; Caleb Rogovin, MS ’92, nurse anesthetist at Temple University Hospital and former UMSON Alumni Association president; and Joyce Willens, PhD ’93, assistant professor at Villanova University College of Nursing and current president of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. 

Museum Docent Appreciation Lunch Held in July

UMSON’s Living History Museum docents gathered for an annual appreciation lunch where they enjoyed meeting Dean Jane Kirschling as well as our new museum curator Heather Ritterpusch, MS

Docent Group Photo

UMSON Alumni Honored at UMMC Appreciation Open House

Dean Jane Kirschling; Lisa Rowen, DNS, MS’ 86, RN, FAAN, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC); and Karen McQuillan, MS ’86, BSN ’81, clinical nurse specialist and UMSON Alumni Council member, hosted an alumni appreciation event on July 1 for alumni employed at UMMC. Alumni enjoyed the opportunity to meet Dean Kirschling at this annual open house style event. 

UMSON Alumni at UMMC Event

Richmond & Central Virginia Alumni Luncheon Held in July

Jeanette Jones, MS ’93, UMSON Board of Visitor’s member, and her twin sister, Jacquelyn Stone, MS ’92, hosted a luncheon for alumni in the Central Virginia area on Saturday, July 13. The event was held at the Richmond County Club. Alumni attendees enjoyed the opportunity to socialize and meet Dean Kirschling. 

Richmond Group Photo

Informatics Alumni Honored at Luncheon

Nursing Informatics alumni who attended the 23rd Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics at UMSON in July were treated to a luncheon in their honor. More than 30 alumni and special guests enjoyed the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and meet Dean Jane Kirschling, who delivered welcome remarks to the group.

SINI Group Photo

Dean Kirschling Presents Lecture at NIH

Dean Jane Kirschling delivered a State of the School and State of Nursing Education lecture at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to an audience of alumni who work at NIH and other guests on Sept. 4. Thanks to Liz Ness, MS ’93, president, UMSON Alumni Association; Georgie Cusack, MS ’99, BSN ‘84, our NIH event sponsor; and Carol Romano, PhD ’93, MS ‘85, BSN ’77, Alumni Council member, for their invaluable assistance in orchestrating this special event. 

NIH Alumni Event

Upcoming Alumni Events

Baltimore Area Alumni Networking Event

Save the date for a special alumni networking event with Dean Jane Kirschling from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Canton Dockside, Hamilton Room, 3301 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 (on the corner of Boston and Clinton Streets). Make great connections and enter to win some door prizes! Free parking is available. RSVP to Cynthia Sikorski at alumni@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-7640.

Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing (WRAIN) Class of 1969 Reunion

Save the dates – November 8-11, 2013 – for a WRAIN Class of 1969 Reunion! Planning is underway for a gathering in Washington, D.C. over the Veterans Day 2013 Weekend. For more information, contact Lynda Whitlow King, BSN ’69, at DandLKing@comcast.net.

Save the Date!  Reunion 2014 – Saturday, April 26

If your DIN or BSN graduation year ends in a “4” or “9”, mark your calendar for the 2014 Reunion being held Saturday, April 26. More information will be forthcoming. If you would like to volunteer as a Class Representative, contact Cynthia Sikorski, associate director of alumni relations, at sikorski@son.umaryland.edu or 410-706-0674. For more information, visit the alumni website at http://nursing.umaryland.edu/alumni.

Alumni Association Volunteer Opportunities

The Alumni Association’s Recent Graduate Committee is recruiting alumni volunteers for the following community service programs during fall 2013 and winter 2014:

My Sister’s Place: a non-profit located in Baltimore that provides women with shelter, education, training for employment, and meals. Join fellow alumni volunteesr in preparing and serving breakfast on the following Wednesdays from 7-9 a.m.: Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 4.

Paul’s Place: a non-profit located in Southwest Baltimore that provides men, women, and children with a number of services, including hot meals, educational training, after school programs, clothing, and access to a nurse’s clinic. Through a partnership between UMSON and Paul’s Place, UMSON students staff the clinic during the school year as part of their clinical experience. However, volunteers are needed to staff the clinic when UMSON classes are not in session and when students are working on special projects.

You are invited to volunteer with fellow UMSON alumni in staffing the nurse’s clinic at Paul’s Place on the following Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Nov. 6, 2013; Jan. 15, 2014.

If you are interested in volunteering, send an email with your contact information and availability to alumni@son.umaryland.edu. For more information, contact Cynthia Sikorski, associate director of alumni relations, at alumni@son.umaryland.edu or 410-706-7640 or Liz Krug, MS ’10, at elizabeth.a.krug@gmail.com.  

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