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Hats of Hope program combats infant mortality in Tanzania

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nurse residencies come to long-term care nurses

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Porth receives Honorary degree from Columbia College of nursing Columbia College of Nursing (CCON) celebrated its 110th Pinning Ceremony in May. During the ceremony, Dr. Jill Winters, President and Dean of Columbia College of Nursing, presented Dr. Carol Mattson Porth with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her outstanding contributions to the welfare and development of nursing science and the practice of nursing. It was truly an exciting and memorable celebration for all who attended this event. The honorary degree is conferred as a way of honoring a distinguished visitor’s contributions to a specific field, or to society in general. The practice dates back to the Middle Ages, when a conferring university saw fit to grant exemption from usual statutory requirements for award of a degree. Dr. Porth is one such person. Dr. Porth began her career as a nursing educator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1968.

Dr. Carol Porth (right) receives her doctorate from Dr. Jill Winters. PHOTO BY JOHN VOELZ

She has served on the faculty there, and was promoted from Instructor to Assistant, Associate, and finally Full Professor in 1990. Dr. Porth was granted Professor Emeritus status in 1997, but don’t think for a moment that she had completed her career!

Students at the Columbia College of Nursing (CCON) celebrate their graduation. PHOTO BY JOHN VOELZ

She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Milwaukee District Nurses’ Association Education Award, Marquette University College of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing Person of Influence Award, among others. Dr. Porth was honored by CCON with this symbolic degree as she exemplifies all the attributes associated with knowing, doing, and being a nurse, the philosophical base of the curriculum at CCON. Knowing is the process of acquiring information, skills and abilities, attitudes and dispositions that characterize the professional nurse. Doing is the synthesis of knowing and being into practice. Being is the profoundly personal and often intense process of developing one’s identify as self and nurse as inextricably bound in continued on page 5

Nursingmatters June/July 2014  

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Nursingmatters June/July 2014  

Nursingmatters is dedicated to supporting and fostering the growth of professional nursing. Your comments are encouraged and appreciated.