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In the News


On June 26, 2022, Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Yvonne Weideman was inducted into the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing (GAHN) as a Scholar.  Selection to GAHN is based on the demonstration of social justice, trustworthiness, caring-healing and associated scholarship related to these values. 

At last week’s National Conference, Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Deborah Dillon was inducted into the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Fellow. Started in 2000, the FAANP is the highest professional designation for any nurse practitioner, according to the American Journal of Nurse Practitioners. Of the more than 75,000 members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, only one percent have been inducted as FAANPs.

Dr. Pamela Spigelmyer and Dr. Mary Kay Loughran published, “Simulation: An active learning pedagogy for an undergraduate nursing leadership course” in Nursing Forum.


Student Accomplishments

Jayna Moceri Brooks recently published the article: Moceri Brooks, J. (2022). Solidarity in tragedy: A reflection on the human spirit. Journal of Health and Human Experience, 8(1), 149-150.

Suzanne Ackers was recently awarded a research grant from IAFN for her project Examining school nurses’ knowledge and confidence related to their ability to screen for early identification and referral of child sexual abuse: A descriptive cross-sectional study.

Rachel Lyons will be presenting “Adolescents’ Use of Urban Green Space: An Integrative Review” at Sigma’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland July 22, 2022. Her committee chair is Dr. Colbert and committee member from the SON is Dr. Jakub.

Beth Trembley recently published the article mentioned above with Dr. Turk: Turk, M. T., & Tremblay, B. (2022). Advocating for diabetes prevention in older adults. Nursing Management, 53(4), 20–24.


Additional Updates


NINR Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan

The National Institute of Nursing Research 2022–2026 Strategic Plan outlines the Institute’s vision for supporting science that advances our mission: to lead nursing research to solve pressing health challenges and inform practice and policy—optimizing health and advancing health equity into the future.

The NINR’s Strategic Fact Sheet provides an overview of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) 2022-2026 strategic plan, which includes NINR’s mission, research lenses for investigating health-related questions, guiding principles for prioritizing research and a research framework for achieving NINR’s mission.