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Florida State University College of Nursing
July 26, 2013 Dear Alumni, The 2013 Annual Report is currently being processed for mailing to all nursing alumni, so you should be receiving it shortly. This year’s Annual Report contains updates on College of Nursing programs, collaborative partnerships for nursing research, alumni highlights, and our efforts to engage alumni and recognize their professional accomplishments. However, after the Annual Report went to press more exciting things happened at the College of Nursing and we would like to share them with you. First, a new dean has been selected! Judith McFetridge-Durdle, dean and professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador School of Nursing in Canada, has been named dean of the Florida State University College of Nursing, starting December 2. Dr. McFetridge-Durdle has shared that she is excited about meeting and interacting with our alumni. She wants alumni to feel engaged and to know their input is valued as the College strives to meet its goal of educating and preparing nurses to meet the demands of our changing healthcare system. To learn more about Dr. McFetridge-Durdle, please visit http://news.fsu.edu/MoreFSU-News/New-dean-to-take-reins-of-College-of-Nursing. Second, the College of Nursing will be accepting nominations for the DAISY Faculty award August 1 – September 13, 2013. This is an opportunity for faculty, students and alumni to nominate an extraordinary faculty member for his or her commitment and inspirational influence on students. To nominate a deserving faculty member for the DAISY Faculty award, please visit us online at http://www.nursing.fsu.edu/Alumni/Daisy-Award. Third, the College of Nursing will be participating in the 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit via satellite on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The purpose of the Summit is to promote Nursing and Nursing Education in Florida. For more information please visit http://www.nursing.fsu.edu/Alumni/Upcoming-Events/2013-Statewide-Nursing-Summit. There is no cost for participating in the Summit. Lunch and parking will be provided, and participants will receive 7.20 CE’s. Online registration will be available beginning September 6, 2013. Finally, I would like encourage you to participate in this year’s Homecoming where we will recognize our Distinguished Graduates and DAISY Faculty Award recipient. Dr. McFetridge-Durdle will also be joining us for Homecoming, so you will have an opportunity to meet her too. Additional information on the award recipients and homecoming activities will be provided as we get closer to homecoming. If you are still in need of hotel accommodations for
Homecoming, the College has reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Four Points Sheraton for a discounted rate of $219/night. The deadline for this rate is noon on Thursday, August 1, 2013. You can make your reservations online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FSUNursing. If you have any questions regarding the DAISY Faculty award or any of the events mentioned above, please contact Marilyn McGhee at (850) 644-5983 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of upcoming events please visit the Collegeâ€™s website at http://www.nursing.fsu.edu/Alumni/Upcoming-Events. Sincerely,
Dianne L. Speake, PhD, RN Interim Dean and Professor
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DEAN’S MESSAGE This year marks the 7000th graduate from the FSU College of Nursing! As the landscapes of higher education and health care change, we are eager to embrace new and exciting initiatives that will further advance our missions in education, research, patient care and community engagement. In this Annual Report, you will read about student, alumni, and faculty recognitions and accomplishments during the past year. Students’ work in the community and their scholarship activities are highlighted along with student experiences with the Florida Legislature. Accomplishments of our 2012 Distinguished graduates, James C. Pace (BSN ’78) and Janice G. Lipsky (BSN’76), are featured. Information on the new Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Center for Research and Evidence-based Practice is also provided. The Center was dedicated on May 13 and has the potential to greatly enhance the contributions of students and faculty to the advancement of nursing science and practice. I hope you are as proud of the students, alumni and faculty featured in the Annual Report as I am. Their stories represent the significant accomplishments being made by the College of Nursing to maintain our Legacy of Excellence. I applaud the success and achievements of the faculty and students and their willingness to commit their time and talents beyond the requirements of the courses they take or teach. Thank you for supporting our efforts and celebrating our successes. The College of Nursing is excited to serve as a satellite center for the 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit on November 14. The Summit, sponsored by Florida Blue Foundation in partnership with the Florida Action Coalition, will showcase best practices and innovations in Florida’s nursing care delivery. State and national nursing experts, including FSU alumnus Dr. Susan B. Hassmiller, will address issues such as transforming health care. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in small group sessions. I hope you will join us for the Nursing Summit followed by college and university Homecoming activities on November 15-16. Please see page 16 of the Annual Report for more information on our 2013 Homecoming activities.
Dianne L. Speake, PhD, RN Interim Dean P.S. Please join the College of Nursing on Facebook on The Florida State University, College Of Nursing page! Also, look for FSU Nursing on the Nurses Lounge by visiting http://community.nurseslounge.com/join/fsu. If you are interested in making a donation to the College of Nursing, please visit us online at http://www.nursing.fsu.edu/ Alumni/Give-Online.
Table of Contents Faculty Highlights…………………………..……………………………………...……….. Peer Recognition Funding and Research Grant Awards Research and Publications
Students in the Community…………………………….…………………………………… Health Education Legislative Connections
From the Archives…………………………………………………………...………………
Alumni Events ………………………………………………………………….…………..
Alumni Accomplishments…………………………………………………………………… Alumni Highlights Distinguished Graduates
Gifts and Support…...…………………………………………………………….…………
Alumni and Friends Support………………………………………………………...………
College of Nursing - By the Numbers Alumni: 7000 located in all 50 states. ,
Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 210 Traditional: 184 Accelerated BSN: 26
Graduate Student Enrollment: 86 Masters and Post-Masters Program Students: 19 Doctor of Nursing Practice: 67
2012-2013 New Alumni: 142 Traditional RN: 91 Accelerated BSN: 30 Masters: 3 Doctorate: 18 College of Nursing 2012 - 2013 Student Leadership Council. Pictured left to right (back row) Ashley Duke, Katherine Thomas, Bethany Gill, Jennifer Gillespie, and Elizabeth Hill; (front row) Deena Dutkowsky, Jennifer Fonseca, and Katherine Bierneman. Not pictured: Heather Songer, Shawna Norris, and Michael Harrison.
Faculty Highlights - Publications & Awards FACULTY RECOGNITION On Friday, October 26, 2012, Roxanne Hauber, PhD, RN was recognized as the College of Nursing’s 2012 DAISY Faculty Award recipient. Dr. Hauber was recognized for her work as an educator, researcher, and nurse. You can read her nomination in its entirety at: http://daisyfoundation.org/facultyaward/faculty-spotlight/Roxanne Hauber. The DAISY Faculty award was established to recognize faculty members who had a profound impact on the nurses they educated. Nominations for this year’s award will be accepted online at the Col-
lege of Nursing’s website (http://www.nursing.fsu.edu/Alumni/Daisy-Award ) from August 1 September 13. This is an opportunity for faculty, students, and alumni to
nominate an extraordinary faculty member to recognize for their commitment and influence on students, which ultimately impacts the quality of care given to patients. Nominations can be submitted online at nursing.fsu.edu.
NURSE OF EXCELLENCE Nancy K. Smith, DNS, ARNP received the 2013 Nurse of Excellence Award for the Florida State University College of Nursing. Dr. Smith has been a faculty member at the College of Nursing since 2004. In presenting the award, Interim Dean Dianne L. Speake recognized Dr. Smith for her excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Dr. Speake noted that students are always eager to enroll in Dr. Smith's clinical lab groups because her love and passion for nursing is so evident. FACULTY UPDATES Professor Deborah Frank, PhD, ARNP, MFT retired this year. She was a faculty member at the College of Nursing for 35 years. She taught undergraduate and graduate students and received numerous teaching awards during her tenure. Dr. Frank published over 70 journal articles, made over 100 presentations, served as the major professor for over 60 Masters students, and secured over $1,600,000 in research and program grants. Kimberly Hires, PhD, RN was recently hired as an Assistant Professor in Nursing. Dr. Hires’ clinical specialty is Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders. Her areas of research interest include HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and cultural influences on risk for HIV infection among men and women who self-identify as African American, Anglophone Afro-Caribbean, and African. Dr. Hires will be teaching Evidence-Based Practice and Biostatistics courses at the College of Nursing.
PROGRAM FUNDING AND RESEARCH GRANTS Pappas, C. Assessing Barriers to Healthcare Access in Chronic Disease Patients at a Transition Center: A Quality Improvement Project, FSU First Year Assistant Professorship Award, $20,000. Pappas, C. The Effects of Implementing a Transitional Care Model with Chronic Disease Patients: A Pilot Study, FSU College of Nursing Summer Faculty Research Award, $5,000. Schmitt, K. Perception of Self-Collected Sexually Transmitted Infection Specimens, FSU College of Nursing Summer Faculty Research Award, $2,500. Schmitt, K. Design & Evaluation of a Web-Based STD Risk Assessment Tool Tailored for At-Risk Young Adults, Gen-Probe Inc., Awarded $55,938. Whyte, J. (2012). Federal Nurse Traineeship. Health Resources and Services Administration. $688,040.
FACULTY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Publications Abendroth, M. & Graven, L. (In Press). Integrating care of older adults into the nursing curriculum: A case exemplar project. Journal of Nursing Education. Cormier, E. (2012). How parents make decisions to use medication to treat their child’s ADHD: A grounded theory study. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 18, 345-356. Cottrell, B.H. & Detman, L.A. (In Press). Breastfeeding concerns and experiences of African American mothers in three Florida counties. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.
oration and contracting. In J. Allender, C. Rector & K. Warner Community Health Nursing: Promoting & Protecting the Public’s Health (8th ed.). Chicago: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens. Graven, L. J. & Grant, J. (2012). The impact of social support on depressive symptoms in individuals with heart failure: Update and Review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182578b9d.. Graven, L. J. & Grant, J. (2013). Coping and health-related quality of life in individuals with heart failure: An integrative review. Heart & Lung. (In press). doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2012.12.002
Greenhalgh, J. (May 2013). Our best defense: An update on Dorhout, P., Little, B. Rector, C. (2013). Communication, collab- sunscreen choices and labeling. Advances for NPs and PAs, 4(5), 27-29.
Faculty Highlights (continued) FACULTY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Harris, K., Ward, P. Eccles, D. & Whyte, J. (2013). A theoretical laureate nurses. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. framework for simulation in nursing: Answering Schiavenato’s call. Journal of Nursing Education., 52(1), 6-16.
Jackson, B. & Grubbs, L. (In Press). Basal bolus insulin therapy Abbott, L. (May 2012). Caring Essence. 33rd International Assoand glycemic control in adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes Melli- ciation for Human Caring Conference. Philadelphia, PA. tus: A review of the literature, Journal of the American Academy Dickey, S. (Feb, 2013). Factors contributing to prostate cancer of Nurse Practitioners. screening among African American men in the church based setKung, Y.M. (2012). Cluster headache: Hastening diagnosis and ting. Southern Nursing Research Society, Little Rock, AK. treatment. Clinician Reviews. 22(6), 23-28. Graven, L. (Feb, 2013). The impact of coping on physical and Kung, Y.M. (In Press). A quality improvement project to inmental HRQOL in individuals with heart failure. Southern Nurscrease influenza vaccination in healthcare personnel at a universi- ing Research Society, Little Rock, AK. ty health center. The Journal of American Academy of Nurse Karioth, S. (Nov 2012). Compassion energy: How to find it how Practitioners. to keep it. National Students Nurses Association Midyear ConferKung, Y.M. (2013). Factors associated with healthcare personence, San Diego, CA. nel influenza vaccination behavior. The Journal for Nurse PractiKung, Y.M (Sept, 2012). A quality improvement project to intioners, 9(2), 87-92. crease influenza vaccination in healthcare personnel at a UniverKung, Y. M. & Rudner, N. (In Press). Political advocacy, persity health center. 2012 DNP Conference, St. Louis, MO. ceived barriers: A survey of Florida APRNs. The Journal of Kung, Y. M. (June, 2012). How to Handle Adverse Events and American Academy of Nurse Practitioner. Prevent Litigations. 27th National American Academy of Nurse Lee, E., Park, H., Whyte, J., Kim, J., & Park, S. (In Press). Practitioners Conference, Orlando, FL. Identifying core nursing sensitive outcomes associated with the Kung, Y.M. (June 2012). NP Legislative Update. Central Florimost frequently used NANDA-1 nursing diagnoses for patients da Advanced Nurse Practitioners Monthly meeting. Orlando, FL. with cerebrovascular disease in Korea. International Journal of Lewis, C. & Porterfield, S. (Nov, 2012). Genesis of the Havana Nursing Practice. Health and Wellness Service and Training Center. SREB ConferLee, E. Park, H., Whyte, J., & Jeong, E (In Press). Information ence, Atlanta, GA. and communication technology (ICT) students’ health education st th Lustria, M.L.A., Schmitt, K., Cortese, J., Kung, Y.M., Mclaulghin 1 to 6 grade South Korea elementary schools. Journal of lin, C. (Sept 2012). “RU@Risk?” Encouraging STD testing beSchool Health. haviors among at-risk young adults through a web-based tailored Little, B., Vandenhouten, C., DeVance-Wilson, C. (2013). Public STD risk assessment and test kit ordering system. Paper Presented health nursing certification exam on the verge of extinction? Act at 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobil Apps and Internet/ fast! Public Health Nursing. 30(2), 91-93. Web 2.0., Boston, MA. Malloy, C. & Little, B. (2013). The effect of the Dartmouth Micro Little, B. & Savage, C. (June 2012). Using problem-based learn-system Improvement Curriculum on patient wait times and paing to teach environmental health concepts. Association of Comtient satisfaction. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 28(3), doi: munity Health Nursing Educators, Portland, OR. 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31827e7aec. Little, B., Vandenhouten, C., Wilson, C. (June 2012). PHN certiMichael, M., Schaffer, S., Egan, P., Little, B. Pritchard P.S. fication: Strategies for preparation and overcoming the challeng(2013). Improving wait times and patient satisfaction in primary es. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, Portcare. Journal for healthcare Quality. 35(2), 50-60. land, OR. Porterfield, S. P. (2012). Motivational interviewing. Mosby’s Park, H. (June, 2012). Determine the Effectiveness of Nursing Clinical Consultant: Elsevier’s Mosby. Interventions using Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) for Porterfield, S. P. (In Press) Dementia and delirium. Mosby’s Hospitalized Patients with CHF. Nursing Informatics, 2012, MonClinical Consultant: Elsevier’s Mosby. treal, Canada. Registe, J. & Porterfield, S. P. (2012). Health beliefs of African Schmitt, K. (March, 2013). HPV vaccination, timeliness and American women on breast self-exam. The Journal for Nurse completion rates, Florida 2007-2011. Academy of Women’s Practitioners, 8(6), 446-451. Health Annual Congress, Washington, D.C. Whyte, M., Benton, M. & Whyte, J. (In Press). Making sense of Schmitt, K. Lustria, M.L.A., Cortese, J., McLaughlin, C., & head injuries in young athletes. The Journal of Nurse Practition- Kung, Y.M. (March 2012). STD Screening intervention for risky ers. young adults: Comparing online tailored messaging to generic online order process. CDC 2012 National STD Prevention ConWhyte, J., Ward, P, Eccles, D., Harris, K., Nandagopal, K. & Torof, J. (2013). Nurses’ immediate response to the fall of a hos- ference, Minneapolis, MN. pitalized patient: A comparison of action and cognitions of experi- Schmitt, K. Lustria, M.L.A., Cortese, J., McLaughlin, C., & ence and novice nurses. International Journal of Nursing ScholKung, Y.M. (March 2012). Development of an innovative webarship. 49, 1045-1053. based tailored messaging system aimed at increasing college students’ uptake and submission of self-collected STD specimen Whyte, J., Hauber, R., Ecceles, D., Ward, P. & Harris, K. (In for testing. CDC 2012 National STD Prevention Conference, Press). A study of the relationship between standardized testing, real-time and simulated clinical performance in graduating bacca- Minneapolis, MN.
STUDENTS SERVING THE COMMUNITY STUDENT ACTIVITIES Cindy Studenic-Lewis, DNP, MPH, RN and student volunteer coordinator Jennifer Gillespie, along with many FSU CON students participated in a variety of community outreach events. Together they volunteered over 100 hours at various locations around campus and in the local community. Participants received health screenings and health education on a variety of topics including diabetes and smoking cessation. Activities included blood pressure screening, BMI calculations, flu shot clinics, and participation in FSU Day at the Capitol.
Flu Shots and the Breath Easy Campaign
STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
This year will mark 60 years for the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Florida State University. Over the years SNA has participated in a variety of local, statewide and national activities. Some of the activities SNA participated in this year included the Heart Walk, Relay for Life, and the National Student Nurses Associationâ€™s Annual Convention.
STUDENTS CONNECTING WITH POLICY MAKERS UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENT INTERNS WITH LEGISLATOR This year undergraduate nursing students Katherine Taibl and Kirstyn Smith had the opportunity to intern with Representative Daphne Campbell. Kirstyn took some time to reflect on her experience with Representative Campbell and agreed to share her story with us: In the 2012 Gallup poll on Honesty/Ethics in Professions, Nursing received higher marks than any other profession, while members of Congress ranked near the bottom of the list. Considering this information, it would seem that nursing and politics are an unlikely pair, but with a sharp mind and a good heart they can effect great change. A little over a year ago, I met Representative Daphne Campbell during the 2012 Florida Nurses’ Association Lobby Days. I had always been interested in our government system and was extremely curious to see how it impacted health care. Nursing care and actions go beyond the hospital, and while I did not wear my usual garnet scrubs, administer medications, change linens or perform tube feedings, I was an advocate for patients, and current and future nurses. Volunteering for Representative Campbell provided me with valuable insight into another aspect of nursing. The first day I walked into her office, she made it clear that she was an advocate for the public and its safety. We focused on issues such as the removal of red light cameras throughout Florida and lobbying for nurse practitioners to write prescriptions for scheduled drugs and issue Baker Act certificates (I was shocked to learn of these limitations). As part of my internship, I had an opportunity to stand in front of the Florida Senate and speak during a committee meeting (an experience I will never forget). I wish I could have had more time with Representative Campbell. I look forward to applying what I learned in my career as a nurse. My career goal is to attain a nursing position where I can raise awareness and support for the constant improvement of health care, become more involved in health care politics, and be a part of the inner workings of change. This was truly an experience I will cherish for many years to come!
DNP STUDENTS EDUCATE LEGISLATORS ABOUT NURSING PRACTICE ISSUES DURING FNA LOBBY DAYS Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students gained health policy experience at the Florida Capitol during the Florida Nurses Association Lobby Days Conference in March. The Health Care Policy course lays the cognitive foundation for this experience in the fall semester. Then, in the spring Nursing Leadership course, students researched their local legislators and developed talking points on nursing and healthcare issues to discuss with their legislators at the Capitol. Through these experiences, students gained an appreciation and level of competence in educator and advocacy roles. In their own words, students reflected on these experiences: Pictured: Nursing Instructors Barbara Little, DNP, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, NCSN, CNE and Mai Kung, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC .
“As APN's we have a responsibility to educate our legislators of the issues not only important to the nursing practice, but for health care as well. I fully intend to participate in lobbying activities throughout the extent of my career.” - Sarah Luce, BSN, RN, DNP Student
“FNA Lobby Days were an eye-opening experience! As a relatively new nurse and a graduate nursing student, Lobby Days showed me the importance of sharing my experiences and voicing my concerns/ opinions to my local government officials. It was inspiring to see nurses from all different levels of experience and specialty areas come together and rally for values that are important to our profession and the optimal health of our community. This experience inspired me to stay up-to-date on relevant health policies and to discuss concerns/ideas with my representatives and senators. I hope to return to Lobby Days in the future and encourage nurses and especially students to take advantage of this great opportunity.” – Chelsea Coburn, BSN, RN, DNP Student “I find myself wanting to get more involved, more than just making phone calls and writing letters, and more than just encouraging my peers to do the same. I've decided to join FNA and get in touch with my local chapter. I am sure that there are some local activities I can get involved in, and I realize that a great impact can be made, and that it needs to start in the local areas, where nurses are working.” – James Sellers, , BSN, RN, DNP Student
STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS DNP RESEARCH CONFERENCE On May 2, 2013, the College of Nursing held its second annual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) research conference. The 2013 Spring Research Conference highlighted the research studies of 18 DNP students at the College of Nursing. In addition to poster presentations, DNP students Joann Andrews, Chad Linville, and Caroline Rinehart (pictured left) gave podium presentations.
DNP STUDENT PROJECTS
Prevention of Surgical Site Infections Using Chlorhexidine Gluconate: The Relationship between Educational Materials, Adherence, and Surgical Infections
Practices and Barriers among Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
Improving Mobility for Hospitalized Patients: A Pilot Study
Improving ICD Nurses Comfort Levels with End of Life Communication Education
Pain Experiences of Hospitalized Patients Undergoing Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)
An Analysis of Rehospitalization in Heart Failure Patients in a Telemonitoring Program
Characteristics of an Urban and Rural Transitional Care Population
Psychological Interventions in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Nurses Perceived Barriers to Performing Oral Care on Orally Intubated Patients in the ICU
Barriers to Providers Referring Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Evaluation of antibiotic use: Are Providers Conforming to Established Guidelines for the Institution of Antimicrobial Therapy in Patients Suffering from Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?
Evaluation of Pain Management in Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease Experiencing Vaso-occlusive Crisis
N. Elizabeth Markovich
Effectiveness of a Novel Stress Reduction Program for Nurse Practitioners
Effectiveness of a Structured Staffing Program for Reduction of Falls on a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit
What is the Prevalence of Sexual Orgasm Associated Cataplexy?
Parental Decision-Making Regarding the Administrative of the Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine to their Sons and Daughters
Assessing the Relationship Between Health Literacy and Self-Reported Diabetes Care Behaviors in Rural African American Type 2 Diabetes
Pediatric Asthma Action Plans: Transitioning from Hospital to Home
STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS Doctor of Nursing Practice - Scholarly Publications Research Papers Frost, D. & Porterfield, S. (2012). Health promotion guidance for a rural community. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(9), 712-716. Kehl, S. & Porterfield, S. (2012, in press). Unlicensed assistive personnel in school: A survey of perceptions, experience, and knowledge. Journal of School Nursing. Malloy, C. & Little, B. (2012, in press). The effect of the Dartmouth Micro-system Improvement Curriculum on patient wait times and patient satisfaction. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Integrative Review Articles Stanley, S., Bulecza, S., & Gopalani, S. (2012). Psychological impact of disasters. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 89-123. Clinical or Professional Papers Knarr, L., MacArthur, B. (2012). An admission unit: A vital link to patient flow. Nurse Leader, 10(3), 45-48. Decker, K. (2012). Dengue Fever: Re-emergence of an old virus. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(5) 385393. Menitt, D. (2012). What is the current FDA approved therapy to treat pancreatic insufficiency for children with cystic fibrosis? NASN School Nurses, 27, 67-70.
2012 SIGMA THETA TAU INDUCTEES On October 17, 2012, the Beta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International held its induction ceremony in the Ballroom at the Florida State University Alumni Center. Thirty-one nursing students were recognized for their academic accomplishments and welcomed as new members of Sigma Theta Tau.
COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENT INDUCTED INTO THE GARNET AND GOLD SOCIETY Kelley Kilpatrick was among the 63 students welcomed into the Garnet and Gold Society in May. The program aims to facilitate involvement while allowing students to reflect on the value of their experiences. To be eligible for consideration as a Garnet and God Scholar, Kelly had to meet membership criteria in three of five key areas: Leadership, internship, service, international study and research, and write an approved synthesis reflection.
HUMANITARIAN AWARD College of Nursing student Bethany Gill (pictured left) was nominated for the 2013 Humanitarian Award. Bethany developed a medical mission trip to Haiti for nursing students at Florida State. She fundraised for the trip, recruited and trained nine students and three professionals, and served as the liaison for the clinic in Terrier Rouge. Once there, the team screened for vision impairment, high blood pressure, and diabetes; distributed food; and provided medical care to a remote community. In Haiti, Bethany found both duty and delight woven into this act of service.
2012 Fall Convocation On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm the College of Nursing held its Fall Convocation Ceremony in in the Askew Student Life Center Theatre on the main campus of Florida State University. The faculty address was delivered by Professor Susan Porterfield, PhD, FNP-c. College of Nursing Alumna Ms. Mary Alice McCarty (BSN â€˜82), MSNE, welcomed the 31graduates as new members of the Collegeâ€™s Alumni and presented graduating student Tara Meehan with the Mary Alice McCarty Gift of Hope and Inspiration. Lauren Birencwaig Samantha Connolly Suzanne Dorner Clarissa Golemboski Michael Harrison Keshia Harvin Jessica Holmes MSN Graduate Melodie Nelson
Accelerated BSN Graduates Niel Hora Kevan McCann Kristin Kent Josh McConaghay Theresa Knowlton Jeff McFarland Janelle Kuder Tara Meehan Ashley Lee Kathleen Muller Andrea Lovelly Sarah Nash Julie Lovelly Shawna Norris Brandie Mansfield
Amanda Portalatin Jamie Read Thomas Skurtu Heather Songer Audra Supraski Karen Tibbitts Nicholas Walker Ariel Wheeler
2013 Spring Convocation Friday, May 3, 2013 the College of Nursing held its Spring Convocation Ceremony in the Godby High School Auditorium. The faculty address was delivered by Professor Sally P. Karioth, PhD, RN. Cara Pappas (BSN ’98), ND, ACNP, FNP, CCRP welcomed the 106 graduates as new members of the College’s alumni. BSN Graduates Brittney Amador Stefanie Fernandez Brian Kimrey Brianna Pickens Ashley Atkinson Jane Ferreira Kelly King Margaret Pope Ashley Austin Brooke Foley Amra Kuc Melanie Quested Chelsey Baumiller Lauren Garcia Arielle Labiner Brittany Reilly Alexandra Beaumont Alena Geringer Ariel Lawler Genevieve San Nicolas Caitlin Benedetto Bethany Gill O‘Ziel Legaspi Fatima Saulawa Cristina Botero Jennifer Gillespie Ulda Louis-Pierre Noelle Shaw Emily Blumenstock Andrew Gonzalez Lauren McCaskill Mary Margaret Sloan Rachel Browne Justinn Hamby Amber McGoff Courtney Smith Caitlin Cameron Timothy Hammond II Anna McKeon Jennifer Smith Mary Carr Aimee Harper Amelie Middlemas Kirstyn Smith Kierstyn Chavez Emily Hatley Ashley Miller Lauren Sweat Michelle Chery Kristen Hayes Elizabeth Mischo Taryn Talley Krystina Chong Anton Heinemann Andrea Montalto Katherine Thomas Stephanie Cline Elizabeth Holmberg Saralee Morales Morgan Tillia Alise Coffey Amanda Holmes Anna Moran Valerie Tunday Kelly Cornett Ashley Horning Chelsea Neri Jennifer Turner Ariel Currieo Floridel Jimenez Erin Noble Matthew Vargas Oldine Demelien Bailey Jones Alyssa Nolting Kate Wicker Britney Duclervil Yon Jones Mariah Oakley Claire Winfree Alanna Duncan Courtney Kahl William Parker Lydia Wilcox Mary Cunne Scott Kelly Kylie Perez Anna Wirgau Ashlynne Feely Kelley Kilpatrick Amy Petrella
Kimberly Crawford N. Elizabeth Markovich Robert Cutlip
FROM THE ARCHIVES
The Student Nurses Association Since its beginning in 1950, the College of Nursing has been educating nursing students who would go on to become nursing leaders. Nursing students were given opportunities to develop their leadership skills by participating in the various student nursing organizations. According to an excerpt from the 1969-1970 SNA Handbook, the Student Nurses Association was organized at Excerpt from the 1969-1970 SNA Handbook. FSU in 1953, three years after the opening of the School of Nursing. Nursing student Marinel Morrison Ammenheuser (BSN ‘54), PhD, played a major role in the development of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Florida State University, the Student Nurses Association of Florida (SNAF), and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Dr. Ammenheuser served not only as the first president of SNA at Florida State University and the President of the SNAF, but she also helped to organize and was the Second Vice President of the NSNA from 1953 1954. During the 1950s and 1960s nursing students from Florida State University represented the school in various capacities with SNAF and NSNA. Not only did they serve in the roles of President and Vice President at the state and national levels, but in 1957, one of our nursing students was selected to travel to Rome, Italy as a representative of the Convention of International Council of Nurses. With the origination of student nurse associations, came the creation of Student Nurses Week and soon afterwards efforts to formally recognize it. Here is a little history, courtesy of the American Nurses Association, on Nurses Day, Nurses Week, and Student Nurses Day and their relationship to Florence Nightingale. In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower asking him to proclaim a Nurse Day in October of 1954 (the month of Florence Nightingale’s return from her service in the Crimean War), but the proclamation was not issued. Although the proclamation was not issued, National Nurses week was observed from October 11-16 in 1954. The following year a bill for a National Nurse Week was introduced in Congress and again, no action was taken. In 1959, Leroy Collins the Governor of Florida proclaimed the week of October 5th - October 9th as Student Nurses’ Week in Florida. Following his lead, on October 2, 1959, Tallahassee Mayor Hugh E. Williams, Jr. proclaimed the same week as Student Nurses Week in Tallahassee. Mayor Williams did so to mark SNA entering its tenth year as an association of service to future members of an ancient and honored profession, and its dedication to the better health and greater welfare of the citizens of the State of Florida. It was not until February 1974 that a proclamation was issued by the White House designating National Nurse Week. In the late 70s May 6 was declared as Nurses Day. Finally, in 1982 the American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6 as National Nurses’ Day, which was later affirmed by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and was signed by President Ronald Reagan. In 1990, ANA extended Nurses Day to Nurses Week and declared May 6 - May 12, 1991 as National Nurses Week in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The dates were made permanent in 1994. In 1997, the ANA Board of Directors designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day. If you are a past leader of the SNA at the College (formerly School) of Nursing and you would like to share the story of your student experience, and how it has impacted your career please contact Marilyn McGhee at 850-644-5983 or email@example.com to schedule an oral history interview.
ALUMNI EVENTS Homecoming 2012 Activities for Homecoming 2012 took place October 25 - 27, 2012. On Thursday, October 25, College of Nursing students provided blood pressure screenings at the dedication of the Health and Wellness Center building. Friday’s Homecoming activities included participation by students and alumni in the Homecoming parade (pictured right), College of Nursing students provided blood pressure screening at the and an Alumni Awards Ceremodedication ceremony for the Health ny where the DAISY Faculty and Wellness Center building. and Distinguished Graduate Awards were presented. Dr. James C. Pace (BSN ‘78) was recognized as the 2012 Distinguished Educator and Janice G. Lipsky (BSN ‘76) was recognized as the 2012 Distinguished Practitioner. Friday’s activities ended with an Alumni Grand Reunion Dinner at the University Center featuring Dr. Sally P. Karioth as the guest speaker. Homecoming festivities concluded on Saturday, October 27 with the Alumni Awards Breakfast at the FSU Alumni Association followed by the All College Alumni Tailgate (see photos on left) and the Homecoming Football game. Spring 2013 Alumni Receptions This year we continued working toward our goal of hosting alumni receptions around the state of Florida and reconnecting with alumni in the communities where they live. At each reception, historical memorabilia such as uniforms, caps, nursing bags, historical documents, oral history excerpts, and photos from the various decades were on display.
Mrs. Barbara S. Coen (BSN ‘74) and Dr. Richard Akin.
We kicked off our spring receptions in Panama City on February 21, 2013 in the Bland Conference Center on the Panama City Campus of Florida State University. Alumni from across the decades were in attendance and they enjoyed connecting with other CON graduates. Next, we traveled to Naples on April 4, 2013 for a reception at the Hilton Naples. College of Nursing Alumna Barbara S. Coen (BSN ‘74) and her husband William E. Coen (‘74) co-hosted the reception for alumni and friends in Naples and the surrounding communities.
THANK YOU! The College of Nursing would like to thank Carol McCormick, (BSN ‘72, MSN ‘04) for taking time out of her VERY busy schedule and volunteering to proof-read this year’s Annual Report. 11
ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS College of Nursing alumni are going on to do great things such as furthering their education, serving their country, and making a difference through their professional accomplishment and volunteer activities. Below are the stories of several recent alumni who are making a difference along with highlights of our 2012 Distinguished Graduates on the next page. After graduation, Michael J. Franks (BSN ‘04), began his nursing career in Tampa General Hospital’s Emergency Department. He loved the exposure to diverse medical conditions and the constant adrenaline rush. Though, after just three seemingly split-second years, he would find himself a world away, volunteering for a medical mission trip in Guatemala (Michael found this to be an amazing experience). Shortly after returning, he began working as a travel nurse in cities across the U.S (Boston, Naples, and San Diego - to name a few), before returning to Tampa for graduate school in 2007. During this time, he published an article on body surface mapping for detecting myocardial infarction and also served as a Florida delegate at the ENA’s national conference. Michael currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in critical care division of Florida Gulf to Bay Anesthesiology at Tampa General. Michael thanks FSU for a solid foundation, but also thanks his wife and fellow alumnus Shirley Michelle “Rierson” Franks (BSN ‘04) for her love and support! Navy Lt. Brandae M. Johnston (BSN ’00), recently participated in the system evaluation of a Chemically Hardened Expeditionary Medical Facility (CH EMF) at Naval Weapons Station Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, VA. Johnston along with other active duty and Navy Reservists recently completed testing the integration of a collective protection system. With a collective protection system, an Expeditionary Medical Facility is protected against chemical, biological and radiological exposure. CH EMFs provide medical personnel the capability to operate without having to be fully outfitted in individual protective or mission oriented protective posture gear. During the evaluation phase, medical personnel were enclosed within the facility for 72 hours. Simulated patient scenarios were conducted to provide a realistic feeling to the event. The four acre site played host to practically every medical casualty situation that could be encountered by operational facilities in real-world situations. Expeditionary medical facilities are globally positioned to support combat operations worldwide. Self-supportive EMFs assure the ability of medical personnel to provide world-class medical care to wounded warriors in their most vital time of need. Results from the evaluation will be used to support a formal CH EMF fielding decision by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.
Dr. Sandra L. Walker (BSN ’05, MN ’06), a native of Jefferson County, Florida,
graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Higher Education, followed by a Bachelor of Science and a Master's in Nursing. After graduation, Dr. Walker taught at various local nursing programs until she completed the post-master's certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in May 2008. After completing her post-master’s certificate, Dr. Walker accepted a position as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. Since then, she has also worked PRN as a nurse practitioner with the Tallahassee Pulmonary Clinic, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, as well as various other facilities' Emergency Departments in Florida and Georgia. Dr. Walker graduated from the West Virginia University School of Medicine's Emergency Medicine Certificate Program in 2011. In addition to furthering her education and educating others, Dr. Walker has served as the nurse practitioner member of the Florida Board of Nursing since March 2010. She is married to Commander Todd Nichols (USN) and has three children.
DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES James C. Pace (BSN ’78), DSN, MDiv, ANP, BC, FAANP is the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program at the New York University College of Nursing. Dr. Pace was selected as the 2012 Distinguished Graduate in the Educator Category. He is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and works part-time at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Clinic in New York City. His research and scholarly pursuits are in the areas of palliative/hospice care and spirituality/religion and health. He is also an Episcopal priest and assists at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square. Dr. Pace’s letter of nomination stated he was “nominated in recognition of his ability to command and captivate students which is evident by the numerous awards he has received for his outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarliness, and faculty student relations.” In his acceptance speech, Dr. Pace spoke about the impact of his education at Florida State University on his nursing career. He also spoke about the nursing shortage, the need for diverse nurses who are multi-lingual and represent racial, gender and ethnic minorities, as well as the changing roles of nurses. Looking toward the future, Dr. Pace shared these words with the audience, “Nurses will continue to be the force, the glue, the framework and the hope for personal and holistic healthcare in communities, nations, and yes, the globe.” Janice G. Lipsky (BSN ’76), RN, MN was selected as the 2012 Distinguished Graduate in the Practitioner Category. Jan has served as the System Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development for St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Jacksonville since 2000. She began her career in critical care as a staff nurse, was an instructor in acute care, and for 17 years was Director of Critical Care. Over the course of her career she has been the recipient of several awards, including the Great 100 Nurses Award in Jacksonville, the Women of Power Award from the National Council of Jewish Women, the Women of Distinction Award by Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, and the Top 100 Nurses in District II by the Florida Nurses Association. As stated in her letter of nomination, “Regardless of the roles she has held, Jan has modeled professional nursing and has represented FSU nursing in an exemplary way. Jan has more than fulfilled the promise of her FSU nursing preparation. She is someone that new nurses can emulate.” In her letter of acceptance Jan shared that she was very honored to be awarded the College’s Practitioner award. She said, “I hold very dearly my college experience and believe the roots of anything I have accomplished in my professional career began with the lessons learned from our Nursing faculty. In fact, initiatives that are so much the focus now in healthcare administration – being highly reliable organizations, putting the patient experience first, the emphasis on patient safety… all were emphasized in the curriculum the faculty crafted and the students studied and embraced.”
GIFTS AND SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT UPDATES As I look back on the past year as part of the College of Nursing family, I think about all the amazing people I have met and the countless doors that have opened. The faculty offer authentic passion for their work and continuously demonstrate leadership to all those around them. They sincerely care about the education and progression of their students and making sure each one of them is given the necessary tools to be successful in their nursing career. The alumni here have a true affinity to Florida State University, but especially to the College of Nursing. Everyone has a different story and journey, but all are equally inspiring. Giving back to Florida State University’s College of Nursing is a significant opportunity that we’re given. We each have the chance to Colette Podgorski make a momentous difference for the future. Donations make it possi- Director of Development ble for alumni events, guest speakers and new equipment. Alumni gifts also benefit student scholarships, community projects, and educational travel expenses for both students and faculty. Donations can be pledged over a five-year period and can be designated toward one of the following funds:
College of Nursing Development Fund (F04552) College of Nursing Scholarship Fund (F04564) Alumni Outreach Fund (F07553) Graduate Student Scholarship Fund (F07573) Corporal Daniel B. Chaires Scholarship Fund (F04597) TMH Research Center for Evidence Based Practice (F07686)
Please contact me via phone (850-228-8536) or e-mail (cpodgorski@foundation). I would love to discuss your philanthropic goals and where Florida State University is in that picture. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!
HRSA GRANT PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS The College of Nursing prides itself in providing significant financial support to our doctoral students. Towards this end, the College successfully competed for the Advanced Nursing Education Traineeship Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will provide more than $688,000 in student support over the next two years. This will include funding for 13 full-time stipends at a rate of $22,000 annually, and three part-time stipends at half of that rate. The purpose of these funds is to maximize the academic success of Family Nurse Practitioners who will agree to practice in underserved areas. Currently, the college provides stipend support to > 80% of full-time doctoral students in the Family Nurse Practitioner track through this Grant, and the Advanced Nursing Education Expansion Grant, which was also awarded by HRSA. Alumni interested in making contributions to the College of Nursing can give securely online at the foundation website, or via check by including the gift form located online, and indicating your gift’s purpose. Gifts made by check should be made payable to the FSU Foundation and mailed to: FSU Foundation, 2010 Levy Avenue, PO Box 3062739, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2739.
ALUMNI AND FRIENDS SUPPORT Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the College of Nursing Collaborating on Research The Florida State University College of Nursing and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare have a new facility in which to collaborate on research to optimize health care for patients, their families and the community through improved nursing practices. The Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice was dedicated May 13 in Duxbury Hall on the Florida State campus. Florida State President Eric J. Barron and College of Nursing Interim Dean Dianne Speake presided over the Pictured left to right: Interim Dean Dianne Speake, ceremony. Marie Cowart, Roxanne Hauber, Barbara Alford,
The ceremony also featured remarks by Roxanne President Barron, Paula Fortunas, and Mark O’Bryant. Hauber, FSU Nursing Associate Professor and TMH Nurse Scientist; James Whyte, FSU Nursing Associate Professor and Director of the Center; Paula Fortunas, TMH Foundation President and CEO; Barbara Alford, TMH Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; and Mark O'Bryant, TMH President and CEO. “The creation of this Center marks the largest direct investment in research infrastructure in the 60 -year history of the College of Nursing,” Barron said. Interim Dean Speake said the Center will serve as the focal point for interdisciplinary health care research collaborations across the FSU campus and with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s nursing staff. It will provide the structure and opportunities for TMH clinicians, Florida State students and faculty to make significant contributions to the advancement of nursing science and practice. Jim Whyte, Director of the Center said Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the TMH Foundation have once again shown their profound commitment to the profession of nursing and to research by creating this generous endowment for which we are most grateful. Whyte said “the college will in turn, provide TMH with technical and statistical assistance, research resources such as university libraries and information technology, a conference room, office space and linkages with faculty, clinicians and interested students.” “This Center is truly an expression of the complementary missions and common goals of the FSU College of Nursing and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare,” Fortunas said. “It will serve as a positive influence on the research culture of both institutions, under the guiding principle of improving patient outcomes and delivery of evidence-based care.” O'Bryant concluded the program with a special salute to Florida State, the college and its faculty,
staff and students. “Tallahassee Memorial is both honored and proud to enter into this research partnership and to have its name associated with Florida State’s distinguished College of Nursing,” O’Bryant said. Thank YOU! The College of Nursing would like to thank our alumni and friends for their continued generous support. The current list of donors, which will include gifts made as of June 30, 2013 is in the process of being compiled and will be posted on the Foundation website. The address is: http:// foundation.fsu.edu/community/Page.aspx?pid=794. We sincerely apologize for any inadvertent omissions or misspelled names.
HOMECOMING 2013 The College of Nursing and the Alumni Council present Homecoming 2013! Homecoming related activities are scheduled for Thursday, November 14 - Saturday, November 16. On Thursday, the College will be a satellite host for the 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit presented by the Florida Blue Foundation in Partnership with the Florida Action Coalition (registration and CE information will be available on the CON website in September). Friday afternoon, the College will participate in the homecoming parade and later in the evening we will have an alumni/faculty awards ceremony and dinner in the Futch Ballroom East on the third floor of Building B in Doak Campbell Stadium. Saturday, the College will participate in the FSU Alumni Association’s All College, All Alumni Tailgate (registration information for the tailgate should be available soon), and block tickets are available for the football game (see next page). If you need a hotel room during your stay, the College has reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Four Points Sheraton at a discounted rate of $219/night. The deadline for making reservations at this price is noon on Thursday, August 1, and a two night minimum stay is required (Friday and Saturday). Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-716-8133 and identifying yourself as a member of the FSU Nursing group. You can also reserve a room via the Internet by visiting the Four Points by Sheraton website for the College of Nursing at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FSUNursing and following the instructions to make a new reservation. Check-in time at the Four Points Sheraton is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. Free shuttle service is provided for hotel guest. To register for Homecoming activities at the College of Nursing, please complete this form and circle the events you will attend, then return it by November 1 to: Attn: Marilyn McGhee, College of Nursing, 98 Varsity Way, P.O. Box 3064310, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4310. You may also fax it to: 850.644.7660, Attn: Marilyn McGhee. You can also register online at: http://www.nursing.fsu.edu/Alumni/Homecoming-2013. Name: _________________________________ Name at graduation:___________________________ Class of: ________ Degree (s) earned: ______________ Specialty: ____________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________ St.:_____ Zip: ________ Phone: ___________________ Email: ______________________________________________________________________________ Thursday Homecoming Activity: College of Nursing 8:00 am - 5:40 pm 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit presented via satellite by the Florida Blue Foundation in Partnership with the Florida Action Coalition. 7.25 CE’s will be provided Friday Homecoming Activities: Times to be determined
College of Nursing Homecoming Parade, Alumni/Faculty Awards Ceremony and Alumni Dinner. Parking will be available, and the cost for the dinner is $30/person.
The times for Friday and Saturday’s Homecoming activities are currently being determined, please check the College of Nursing’s website and Facebook page for future updates.
Saturday Homecoming Activities: Times to be determined
Alumni Association’s All College All Alumni Tailgate &Homecoming Football Game The President’s House and Doak Campbell Stadium
Would you like to share your accomplishments or current contact information? Please send your updated information to College of Nursing Updates, Attn: Alumni Coordinator, 98, Varsity Way, P.O. Box 3064310, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4310. You can also send your updated information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay connected with the College of Nursing, you can visit our page on Facebook at: http://tinyurl.com/fsu-con or the College’s website at http://nursing.fsu.edu.
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