Issue 9 - January 2006
Notable Events & Milestones Click on the "Event Calendar" link above for a comprehensive list of upcoming School of Nursing events.
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February 21, 2006 - School of Nursing Class of 1968 Lecture, "Igniting Evidenced-Based Practice in Clinical and Academic Settings," by guest speaker Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FAAN, FNAP, Dean, Arizona State University, College of Nursing. Noon in McLeod Hall Auditorium. Call Gina DeGennaro at (434) 924-0116 for more information.
February 22, 2006 - "'My Treatment was Castor Oil and Aspirin': Field Treatment Among the Navajo Indian Health Service, 1925-1955", Nursing History Forum presented by Dr. Arlene Keeling and sponsored by the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. Noon, Room 5044 McLeod Hall. Call (434) 924-0083 for more details.
March 4-12, 2006 - Spring Recess
March 21, 2006 - Agnes Dillon Randolph Award and Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. Speaker and Awardee: Mary T. Sarnecky, "Army Nurses in Combat Boots: the Evolution of the Deployment Experience." 4:00-5:30pm, McLeod Hall Auditorium. Call (434) 924-0083 for more details.
March 30, 2006 - U.Va. Alumni Reception at the VCNP Conference in Williamsburg, VA.
April 8, 2006 - Ceremonial Ground-Breaking for the New Nursing Education Building and Advisory Board and Alumni Council meetings
April 13, 2006 - "Planning for the Future: Making Good Decisions About Long-Term Care"
At any age making good decisions about a long-term care facility is never easy. What are the critical questions to consider when searching for the best long-term care facility? Dr. Courtney Lyder is a nationally recognized expert on minority aging.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA
May 2, 2006 - Classes End
May 5, 2006 - Catherine Strader McGehee Memorial Lecture, "Collaboration: A Strategy for Nursing Practice, Education and Research," by guest speaker Carol Picard, president of Sigma Theta Tau, International. More details to come.
Reunion Year Alumni - Save the Dates!
All members of the Classes of 1956 and earlier are invited to attend the Thomas Jefferson Society Reunion to be held May 15-17, 2006. A luncheon for nursing alumni will be held on Wednesday, May 17. More information is at www.uva50.com.
Undergraduate classes of: 1961, '66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01 - we hope you're planning to attend your class Reunion on June 2-4, 2006. More information is at www.virginiareunions.com.
Alumni Survey - The Nursing Alumni Association and School of Nursing Alumni Office want to be sure we're meeting your needs. In 5-10 minutes you can help us direct our programming efforts, give feedback on the Virginia Legacy, and more. go.nursing.virginia.edu/surveys
Parent Survey - We invite parents (and grandparents) to get involved in the life of this school. If you have 5 minutes to spare, please give us some insight into your experience as a parent. go.nursing.virginia.edu/surveysSchool of Nursing in the News
GENERATING NURSE LEADERS
The Link, for faculty and staff of the UVA Health System / October 2005
Launched in the fall, the CNL second-degree master's program at the University of Virginia was an instant hit, attracting 106 applicants for the program's 22 slots. Students enrolled in the program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including a civil engineer, a studio artist, a sociologist from Kenya and even a dolphin trainer. As co-directors of UVa's program, Drs. Ann Hamric and Kathryn Reid are working closely with their practice partners at the UVa Health System - Pam Dennison and Leah Wacksman - to pair each CNL student with a nurse preceptor in the clinical setting. "Historically, nursing education has moved from completely hospital-based to completely school-based training," said Dr. Hamric. "We're very excited that we are building on the strengths of both with this preceptor-clinical faculty relationship."
Anita Thompson-Heisterman, a clinical nurse specialist with the Jefferson Area Board for Aging and a School of Nursing assistant professor, was cited in a Charlottesville Daily Progress article headlined: AMID TINSEL, HOLIDAY BLUES
By Megan Rowe of The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress/December 15, 2005
UVa Nursing Students to Host Make-A-Wish Fundraiser
By Christi Wampler of the Charlottesville Daily Progress / January 11, 2006
If you had one wish, what would it be? A million dollars, right? Or in this day and age, maybe $10 million? Or how about having your old high school body back? Maybe you could throw out the first pitch at a Yankee game or have a date with a Hollywood heartthrob?
FACULTY SHORTAGE HAMPERS NATION'S SUPPLY OF NURSES
Virginia Business Magazine / January 2006
Based upon an interview with Dean Jeanette Lancaster
Academic Leaders Form New Global Alliance on Nursing Education to Focus on Improving Patient Care Worldwide
January 18, 2006
Four of the world's leading nursing education organizations have established a new alliance to improve patient care through nursing education and ensure a robust global supply of highly educated nurses. Formed in December 2005, the Global Alliance on Nursing Education (GANE) includes representatives from Australia & New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States who are committed to enhancing the educational preparation of registered nurses (RNs), expanding opportunities for nursing education, and addressing student enrollment concerns, including the growing shortage of nurse faculty. GANE members include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), the Council of Deans and Heads of United Kingdom University Faculties and Health Professions (CoD), and the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia & New Zealand)
UVA STUDY FOCUSES ON RURAL CARE
By Sarah Barry of the Charlottesville Daily Progress / January 24, 2006
The U.Va. School of Nursing is researching the shortages in health care received by minority populations in the rural parts of Louisa, Buckingham, Nelson and Orange Counties. Even with two major hospitals and countless private practitioners in the Charlottesville area, many Central Virginians find themselves unable to receive adequate medical care.
Diabetes Hits Harder For Minorities In Rural Areas
Coverage on Channel 19 (ABC Affiliate), Charlottesville / January 24, 2006
by Elizabeth Donatelli
The big picture is that many minorities in rural areas aren't getting the health care they deserve and need--especially when it comes to Diabetes.
Rural counties in Virginia show that the rate of diabetes is even higher there than the national numbers--especially for minorities.
"The highest rates of Diabetes are among Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, even Asian Pacific Islander," said Sharon Utz of the UVa School of Nursing.
(video stream available too)
University nurses study rural health care
Studies research diabetes, mental health care, cancer in Louisa, Nelson, Orange, Buckingham
by Maggie Thornton, Cavalier Daily Staff Writer / January 25, 2006
Faculty and students in the School of Nursing are currently conducting studies to gauge the effectiveness of programs attempting to provide aid to rural black adults with Type II diabetes, according to Sharon Utz, an associate professor in the School of Nursing.
|Congratulations to Millie Fitzgerald (Diploma '59) who was the first to correctly guess Melba's location in our last issue of Charts & Paths. If you missed our introduction, the photo shows you our friend Melba, a dressmakers' form modeling a 1950s nursing uniform. We've been wondering what Melba would think about the University if she traveled around Grounds today. Can you tell where Melba is in this photo? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your guess. First correct answer received wins a small prize (sorry, current faculty, students, and staff are ineligible.) Send your name and mailing address along with your guess.|
Pam Kulbok was recently notified that her proposal “Protective Factors and Adolescent Female Nonsmoking in Rural Virginia” was been selected for funding, with UVA providing $20,000; Virginia Tech contributing $8,570; and $1,430 coming from Carilion Health System.
Dr. Tina Brashers, professor of nursing and attending physician in Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine, received the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice (where she serves as VP for Interdisciplinary Care). The award recognizes her contributions to interdisciplinary health care and to teaching and practice excellence.
Catherine Kane and alumnus Richard Ridge (PhD '01) were selected to be appraisers for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program. They will serve a two year term from 2006-2008.
Sarah Farrell will serve as a reviewer for the 17th International Nursing Research Congress focusing on Evidence-Based Practice in Montreal, Canada. A record number (over 1250) abstracts were submitted for the Congress which will run from July 19-22, 2006.Student Nurses Promoting Cardiac Care
David Strider, Jr. (BSN '89, MSN '92, ACNP '97) nurse manager of U.Va. Medical Center's Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery Services in the Intensive Care Unit, was featured in a Charlottesville Daily Progress article headlined:
VOLUNTEER MANY THINGS TO MANY GROUPS, PEOPLE
By Sarah Barry of The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress / Saturday, December 31, 2005
Catherine Kane and alumnus Richard Ridge (PhD '01) were selected to be appraisers for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program. They will serve a two year term from 2006-2008.Student Achievements
Update on the New Nursing Education Building
Students members of SNAV (Student Nurses Association of Virginia) attend the midyear 2005 convention in Louisville, KY, November 10-13, 2005. Dr. Gloria Donnelly, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA was the keynote speaker. Her message included information on developing a career as a professional nurse. She is a national speaker and expert on technology in nursing and nursing education.
Students attended many workshops and seminars on a variety of subjects including Newsletter Workshop, Media Workshop, Breakthrough to Nursing Seminar, Running for National Office Workshop, Treasurer’s Workshop, etc. NCLEX review was also very popular with students. The students also had time to explore Louisville.
The State Virginia Nursing Student Association Convention will be in Williamsburg, Virginia on February 18th, 2006. The spring NSNA convention will be in Baltimore, MD in April 2006.
Architects are currently developing construction documents. In early February the entire project will go through an obligatory value engineering analysis, and the project team will meet on February 15 to make any subsequent design modifications. Even before the value engineering analysis, the estimated cost of the project is not far off from the established project budget. The price of steel has risen dramatically in the last couple of years, and that must be factored into the project's final budget plan.
We've set the date for the ceremonial groundbreaking, now scheduled for the morning of April 8. At this stage, the way is clear to a construction start date sometime this summer. When the new building and renovations of McLeod are considered as a complete package, private funding needs total approximately $4 million.
For more information, call David Black at (434) 924-0138.
The annual Gallup poll on honesty and ethics of people in different professions finds that nurses continue to be rated most positively by a substantial margin. Telemarketers and car salesmen rank at the bottom of this year’s list. Of the 21 professions rated this year, 6 have majority “high ethical” ratings: nurses (82%), pharmacists (67%), medical doctors (65%), high school teachers (64%), policemen (61%), and clergy (54%).
Host a dinner.
Make new friends.
Reconnect with the U.Va. School of Nursing.
'Hoos Coming to Dinnerpersonalizes the shared U.Va. nursing education experience, involving alumni where they live today. In this pilot year, on the same night in four cities, nursing alumni in Charlottesville, Richmond, Atlanta, and the northern Virginia area will organize small dinner parties with fellow graduates, coming together in a friendly environment for good food, conversation, and Wahoo camaraderie. If you've been looking for a way to get involved with the school and meet nursing alumni in your area, this is the event for you!
Details will be mailed to alumni in the pilot cities in the next month, or you can visit the website for more details.
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Find your Friends at HoosOnline
C. THOMAS FAULDERS SELECTED AS NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF U.VA. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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The Directory - a searchable directory of all U.Va. alumni. Real-time profile management. Includes phone numbers, addresses, and other information that you may want to share, such as U.Va. activities, affiliations, organizations, honors - even the dorm you lived in! Only that information that you choose will appear, your privacy is protected.
E-Mail Forwarding Service - this is not an e-mail account, but a permanent forwarding address that lets you show your affinity for U.Va. and keep the same user name for years to come, wherever you use or purchase your e-mail service. Your new address will be "your name"@alumni.virginia.edu.
University Career Assistance Network (UCAN) - do you need a mentor? Would you like to be a mentor? HoosOnline will connect you with this valuable network of U.Va. alumni.
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