Shenandoah’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing held the induction ceremony for the Rho Pi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in November, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.
Martha J. Morrow, Ph.D., FNP-BC, served as the speaker for the event. Dr. Morrow obtained her RN from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, New York. She graduated from State University of New York, Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and doctorate from George Mason University, and her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from the University of Virginia. She was on Shenandoah’s faculty for 35 years and retired in 2015. She co-designed the university’s FNP program with Dr. Jan Wyatt, and was the director of the program for many years.
Morrow assisted in obtaining grants for initial FNP positions for free clinics in Winchester and Front Royal and worked at both clinics, as well as volunteered in the women’s health clinics. She participated in numerous Shenandoah alternative spring break mission programs for construction projects in Mexico. She sought to develop a medical mission trip for health professions students, and she led the medical mission trips to Mexico and South America until her retirement. Morrow is now enjoying spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and seeing the country via her camper. She also enjoys assisting her son, who digs and prepares dinosaur remains in Montana.
2017 Rho Pi chapter inductees and new members:
Winchester: Cohen Glasgow Adkins, Amanda Shirann Ashby, Haylee Nicole Boswell, Maureen Brock, Giselle Contreras, Jamie Dodson, Erika Bergunio Duenas, Ashley Dunbar, Andrea Gomez, Seble Haregewoin, Samantha Hedrick, Victoria Hollar, Michelle Lynn Krause, Colleen Patricia Kuhle, Elizabeth Lamont, Courtney Michelle Massey, Anne O’Hare, Kevin Michael Orndorff, Taylor Elizabeth Potter, Marinda Karen Reames, Elizabeth L. Richards, Megan Rion, Katie Danielle Sagar, Sydney Michelle Travers, Annie Werner, Amanda Elizabeth Wilson and Tiffany Young.
Scholar Plaza: Caitlin Nicole Angle, Nicole Antieri, Megan Atkinson, Timothy Kabo Au, Philomera Bamugye Jones, Laura Benovitz, Scott Cohen, Jacqueline Edney, Rebecca Eudailey, Betsy Finley, Hayley Pauline Flynn, Elizabeth Buhl Fricke, Megan Johnson, Julie Kamp, Jessica Kelley, Sydney McEntee, Ashley Miao, Susanna Karlee Mueller, Annie T. Nguyen, Kathryn Padgett, Nicole Peper, Katherine Shepko, Anna Suh, Hayley Sullivan Esteves, Ann Clarke Vance, Jennifer Williams and Taylor Zimmerman.
RN to BSN: Mary Orndorff, RN
Graduate Students: Rita Duke, RN; Patricia Eubanks, RN; Sarah-Jane Gruber, RN; and Mandy Karalfa, RN
Transfer Membership: Rose Chevere, Ph.D., RN; Andra Hanlon, Ph.D., RN; and Issaiah Wallace, RN
Nurse Leader Membership: Selena Truban, MSN, RN
Rho Pi Officers 2017-2018: President – Deanna Mulvihill, Ph.D., RN; Past President – Gilda Gilbert, MSN, RN, FCN; President-Elect – Rose Livengood, MSN, FNP-BC, BSN, RN; Vice-President – Carolyn Williams, MSN, FNP-BC, BSN, RN; Secretary – Lea Hoak, MN, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Treasurer – MSN, RN, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC; Chair, Governance Committee – Gretchen L. Burks, MSN, RN; Chair, Leadership Succession Committee – Gilda Gilbert, MSN, RN, FCN; Faculty Counselors – Gretchen Burks, MSN, RN and Kathleen Eid-Heberle, MSN, RN, CNE. Directors – Jennifer H. Matthews, Ph.D., RN, A-CNS, FAAN; Marian Newton, Ph.D., RN, CS, PMHNP, ANEF; and Janice Smith, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF.
In other recent nursing news, senior nursing students from Scholar Plaza Loudoun participated in a full-scale disaster drill at Inova Fairfax Hospital on Oct. 25. The students played the role of victims requiring decontamination. At the end of the drill, the students provided feedback about the drill, processes that went well and areas needing improvement.
The drill, involving 43 hospitals throughout central and Northern Virginia, enabled participating hospitals to assess their capabilities and test their policies and procedures. The hospitals collaborated with each other to coordinate transportation and distribution of victims, release of information, and ways to contact victims’ families.
Featured Photo Credit: Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing Facebook page
Inova photos: Kathleen Eid-Heberle