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School of Nursing

Nursing Alumna Named Fellow in The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Loraine Hopkins Pepe, a graduate of the nurse science doctoral program, was named a Fellow in The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest medical institution of its kind in the United States, for her scholarship in quality and safety education in nursing. Hopkins Pepe currently works as network director for Nursing Education and Professional Development at Einstein Healthcare Network.

Darrell Spurlock Jr.
School of Nursing

Nursing Professor Published in Journal of Nursing Education

Darrell Spurlock, Jr., professor and director of the Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research, published an article in the Journal of Nursing Education. The article outlined the looming challenges caused by COVID-19 in how nurse researchers, who rely significantly on physical interaction to reach findings, continue to generate knowledge in the midst of temporary yet extended circumstances of social distancing.

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Barbara J. Patterson
School of Nursing

Nursing Professor Named Editor of Influential Journal

Professor Barbara Patterson has been named editor of the National League for Nursing’s peer-reviewed journal Nursing Education Perspectives. This accomplishment comes after years of experience with the publication in various capacities, including most recently as editor of the Research Briefs section. As editor, Dr. Patterson will lead the journal toward its mission of advancing nursing education through meaningful scholarship that informs the next generation of nursing professionals, educators, and leaders.

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Paula A. Gray
School of Nursing

Nursing Faculty Appointed to state's Safe Opioid Prescription Task Force

Paula Gray, professor and director of the Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) CRNP program, has been named to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s (PDOH) Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force. Dr. Gray will serve on the task force as the representative of the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association (PSNA). Convened by Gov. Tom Wolf, the task force was created to combat the opioid epidemic affecting the Commonwealth by developing and adopting guidelines for health care providers on the safe and effective use of opioids in the treatment of pain. 

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School of Nursing's Founders Hall
School of Nursing

Nursing Faculty and Alumni Publish in Nursing Forum

Seven nursing faculty and two nursing PhD alumni are published in the October/December 2019 issue of Nursing Forum, a peer-reviewed journal that aims to explore, explicate or report issues, ideas, trends and innovations that shape the nursing profession. As the largest number of Widener faculty and alumni represented in a single journal at one time, the research topics range from high stakes testing, the role of nurses on governing boards, student veterans in nursing education, and the impact of table top exercises.

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School of Nursing

Nursing Faculty Publish in Nurse Educator

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.

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Nancy Laplante
School of Nursing

Nancy Laplante Leads Publication by American Holistic Nurses Association

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."

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Brenda G. Kucirka
School of Nursing

Brenda Kucirka Publishes in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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.

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Nursing students were selected to participate in the 2019 IBX summer internship program
Student Accomplishments

Nursing Students Chosen for 2019 Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Summer Internship

Nursing students Katelyn MacDonaldJadelyn 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. 

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Barbara J. Patterson
School of Nursing

Barbara Patterson Named American Academy of Nursing 2019 Fellow

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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Barbara J. Patterson
School of Nursing

Nursing Faculty and Alumna Publish in Nurse Education in Practice Journal

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. 

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