Noteworthy: School of Nursing 2019

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Faculty, Staff and Student Accomplishments

Assistant Professor Cathleen Evans, Professor Mary Baumberger-Henry, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Rose Schwartz published a study in the journal Nurse Educator that demonstrated the transfer of learning that takes place among nursing students during disaster scenario tabletop exercises.

Nancy Laplante

Nancy Laplante, director of the RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN program, served as chairperson on a task force to publish the American Holistic Nurses Association's (AHNA) newly revised "Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice 3rd Edition."

Barbara J. Patterson

Barbara Patterson, nursing professor and director of the nursing PhD program, along with Widener nursing PhD alumna Brenda Elliott published an article in the journal Nurse Education in Practice about understanding how veterans transfer learning from their military experience to their nursing education and how nursing faculty can best support their academic careers. 

Katelyn MacDonald, Jadelyn Rivera and Gianna Reed

Nursing students Katelyn MacDonald, Jadelyn Rivera and Gianna Reed were chosen as interns in the 2019 Independence Blue Cross Foundation's nursing summer internship. The rising seniors presented their research projects at the program's poster session. 

Brenda G. Kucirka

Brenda Kucirka, assistant professor of nursing, published an article in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services about the difficulties of providing mental health care to individuals in correctional facilities.

Barbara J. Patterson

Barbara Patterson, nursing professor and director of the nursing PhD program, was chosen as an American Academy of Nursing (AAN) 2019 Fellow, a prestigious recognition that honors Dr. Patterson's work to advance the science of nursing and nurse educators. Dr. Patterson will join a class of nurse leaders that represent 38 states and 17 countries.

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