Innovations in Advanced Practice Nursing Research Conference Held
The Fourth Annual Innovations in Advanced Practice Nursing Research Conference at Shenandoah University was held on Nov. 30 in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The event, held by Shenandoah’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, featured a variety of posters and poster presentations from nursing graduate students (shown above), who heard from several guest speakers.
Dr. Kim Curry, editor in chief of the Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) and a faculty member at the University of Florida College of Nursing (shown in the above photo in the front row, far right) offered a wealth of information about publishing nursing research. Director of Shenandoah University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Assistant Professor of Nursing Elizabeth Courts, D.N.P., and Shenandoah University Assistant Professor of Nursing Lorena Jung, Ph.D., shared their findings on the latter stages of the Screening Teens Early With Identification and Intervention program (also known as the STEWii study), which screened teens for risk factors for the development of heart disease and diabetes and used electronic communications to help students develop healthier behaviors. The initial research on STEWii was published in JAANP, as was the more recent followup information presented at the research conference by doctors Courts and Jung.
Nursing faculty author book chapter
Professor of Nursing Patti Krauskopf, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, and Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Founder of Blue Ridge Hospice Helen Zebarth, B.S.N., M.Ed., recently authored a chapter, “Evidence-Based Practice; Staying informed and translating research into practice and policy,” in the sixth edition of “Advanced Practice Nursing: Core Concepts for Professional Role Development,” (2018), authored by Kathryn Blair and published by Springer Publishing Company.
Faculty member inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s latest class of fellows
Adjunct Professor of Nursing Theresa Davis, Ph.D., was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) class of new fellows for 2018. Dr. Davis received her certificate and was welcomed by Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, the incoming president of the AAN.
The inductees were honored at a ceremony held during the Academy’s annual policy conference, held in Washington, D.C. The Academy is currently composed of more then 2,500 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research.
2018 Sigma Theta Tau International Induction Ceremony Held for Rho Pi Chapter
On Nov. 14, November 14th, Rho Pi Chapter (No. 422) held its 2018 inductee and new members ceremony in Winchester, Virginia, for 59 undergraduate students, three graduate students and two nurse leaders. Retired Professor of Nursing Jennifer H. Matthews, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, FAAN, served as guest speaker.