Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives


Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives


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Linda K. Amos, EdD, RN, FAAN, who has been dean of the University of Utah School of Nursing, will assume the position of Associate Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah. She has been selected to hold the Ida May Barnes, RN, and D. Keith Barnes, MD, Presidential Endowed Chair in the College of Nursing.

Joan K. Austin, DNS, RN, FAAN, distinguished professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, has been awarded the Jacob Javits Award by the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, a division of the National Institutes of Health. She is the first nurse to be so honored. The grant will support her ongoing research into the behavioral problems of children with epilepsy.

Janet Brown, PhD, RN, a member of the nursing faculty since 1976, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She succeeds Dr. Freda Scales, who has resigned her position to begin a career as a Lutheran pastor.

Maria A. Connolly, DNSc, CCRN, has been appointed chair of the Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing at the Marcela Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Kathleen Dracup, DNSc, RN, FNP, co-editor of the American Journal of Critical Care, has been appointed dean of the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.

Mary Kay Habgood, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing at Gainesville, has been appointed to the Florida State Board of Nursing.

Aurora Hernandez, a senior nursing student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, was elected president of the National Student Nurses Association at its annual convention in April. …

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