September 2017

Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently published “The Experience of Pregnancy in Women With HIV: A Meta-Synthesis of Quantitative Evidence” in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. He also published “Medical Tourism: The Role of the Primary Care Provider” in the British Journal of General Practice Open. Dr. Palmieri was also recently elected to the board of directors for Acreditas Global, the international subsidiary of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Dr. Debra Sullivan, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, has been elected vice president of Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Nu chapter. She recently completed the American Nurses Association’s Fundamentals of Magnet® program and is now a certificate holder. She also presented “A Holistic Wellness Program for Low-Income Women: A Descriptive Study” with Dr. Deborah Weatherspoon at the Sigma Theta Tau International 28th International Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland. She published “A Guide to Common Skin Disorders While Pregnant” in the International Journal of Childbirth Education and co-published with Dr. Deborah Weatherspoon “Baby Steps to Evidence-Based Practice” in the International Journal of Childbirth Education.

Dr. Deborah Weatherspoon, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, has been elected secretary of Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Nu chapter. She recently completed the American Nurses Association’s Fundamentals of Magnet® program and is now a certificate holder. She also presented “A Holistic Wellness Program for Low-Income Women: A Descriptive Study” with Dr. Debra Sullivan at the Sigma Theta Tau International 28th International Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland. She co-published with Dr. Debra Sullivan “Baby Steps to Evidence-Based Practice” in the International Journal of Childbirth Education.

Dr. Diane Whitehead ’14, a DNP graduate and faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently co-published Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse: The Future of a Changing Healthcare Environment and “Development and Testing of an Instrument to Measure Informatics, Skills, and Attitudes Among Undergraduate Nursing Students” in the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.

Dr. Debra Wilson, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, was voted Holistic Nurse of the Year by the American Holistic Nurses Association.

February 2017

Dr. Patrick Dunn, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, and Dr. Karen Milheim, a contributing faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-authored “Strategies for Enhancing Informal Patient Education in Nursing Practice” in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.

Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, was awarded an honorary degree by the Universidad Maria Auxiliadora in Peru. The degree was awarded for his contributions to the health and wellness of Peruvians through bringing international accreditation to Peru, mentoring new healthcare leaders, and demonstrating leadership in advancing Peruvian nursing.

March 2016

Dr. Faisal H. Aboul-Enein, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, has been elected by a council to distinguished fellowship in the National Academies of Practice.

Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, was named to the Board of Directors for the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing, for a term ending in 2018.

October 2015

Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a core faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently participated in a national news interview on RPP in Peru about nursing.

September 2015

Dr. Dan Berman, a contributing faculty member in the School of Nursing, was recently appointed chair of the Innovative Teaching Forum for the Association for University Programs in Health Administration.

Dr. Sandra Siedlecki, a contributing faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

May 2015

Dr. Cheryl D. Parker, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, was named one of the 20 Professors Changing Health Information Technology by Medical Technology Schools.

April 2015

Dr. Dan Berman, a contributing faculty member in the School of Nursing, has been selected to present a poster titled “The Importance of Healthcare Thought Leaders” on a learning system that he developed at the 2015 Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting. Dr. Berman was also chosen to serve as the keynote speaker for Shasta Regional Medical Center’s Nurse’s Day Symposium Luncheon, where he will discuss “The Future of Nursing and the Mission of Wellness in a Changing Healthcare Landscape."

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