December 2012

Cecilia A. Bodiford, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named a Top Nurse by Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association in October for her exceptional successes in the nursing community. She works as a certified emergency nurse at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga.

September 2012

Catina Jones, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was recently named a nursing instructor for Southwest Georgia Technical College’s (SWGTC) Practical Nursing (PN) program. Jones is a member of the Thomas County Baptist Nursing Fellowship and the Phi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and serves as a committee member for the nonprofit Lives Without Limits.

February 2012

Larry Moore, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named director of Critical Care and Emergency Services at St. Joseph Medical Center. His administrative responsibilities include the medical surgical intensive care unit, the cardiac surgical unit, inpatient dialysis, the emergency department, and the stroke program.

November 2011

Jacki Weideman, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, is the new director of the Family Maternity Center at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho.

October 2011

Alisha Loken, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, became a full-time faculty member at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif. Loken is a critical care nurse at Kern Medical Center.

August 2011

Marilyn McClure, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, presented “Medieval Metaphorical Adaptation of the Neuman Systems Model: An Educational Tool in Patient Simulation” at the 13th Biennial International Neuman Systems Model Symposium in Lehigh Valley, Penn., in June.

July 2011

Esteban Ramirez-Orta, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was awarded the DiversityNursing.com 2011 $5,000 Education Award.

June 2011

Eileen Hansen, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named director of inpatient nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

November 2010

Laura Beyer, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, authored “Will the New ESRD Bundle Cause the Death of Rural Hospital-Based Dialysis Units?” in Nephrology News and Issues (July 2010). The article was read on the Senate floor by Sen. Charles Grassley and entered into the Congressional Record.

June 2010

Sharon McEwen, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, gave a presentation titled “Nursing Unit Resuscitation Using ABC’s: Attitude, Behavior, Communication and Collaboration” at the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ (AONE) 43rd annual meeting and exposition, held April 9–13, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 2010

Melissa Roberts, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, received the Excellence in Critical Care Nursing award from Heart Hospital of New Mexico.

Vivian J. St. Julien, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in home healthcare. St. Julien serves as the director of Amber House, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis.

August 2009

James Shrum, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student with a specialization in Leadership and Management, delivered the Nurse’s Week keynote address to the Athens Area Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association. His lecture was entitled “Poverty in the Midst of Prosperity.” Shrum also participated as a panelist in a public viewing and discussion of an episode of the seven-part documentary film Unnatural Causes, which explores racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.