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2013

December 2013

Michael Jongsma ’11, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, was appointed chief nursing officer at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., in October. He first joined its staff in 1999 as an emergency medical technician. He became director of nursing for cardiovascular services in 2007 and was named interim chief nursing officer early in 2013.

October 2013

James T. McDaniel ’11, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, was named the first inpatient facility director at Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg, W.Va., in August. He joined the hospice’s nursing team in 2009 and is also currently a faculty member at Shepherd University.

August 2013

Dawn Cogliser, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, co-authored “Championing Person-First Language: A Call to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses” in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Vol. 19, Issue 3). She is a nurse executive of the Women’s Health Clinic at Tséhootsooí Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz.

Jean Pozza, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named magnet program director of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y., in June. She previously served as a specialized educator in the professional practice department at the medical center.

July 2013

Donnamarie Lovestrand, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, co-authored “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Anesthesia Emergence” in the AANA Journal, the journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Jean Pozza, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named the magnet program director at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y. She joined the staff in 2009 as a specialized educator in the professional practice department. She previously worked as a clinical instructor for Mount Saint Mary College, a clinical coordinator at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital.

February 2013

Mary Vuccola, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named the director of acute care at Lock Haven Hospital in Pennsylvania in December 2012. She previously spent eight years at Jersey Shore Hospital serving in a variety of nursing and supervision roles.

January 2013

Robert McWhirt, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, was named the chief nursing officer at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va., in November. Prior to his promotion, he served as a nurse in the hospital’s emergency department and progressive care unit. He has extensive experiences in nursing and administrative positions.

2012

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.