October 2013 Member News

Pamela Adamshick Receives Penn State's 2013 Novosel Award for Distinguished Nursing Alumni
Adamshick, associate professor of nursing at Moravian College in Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2013 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award, presented by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The Novosel Award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and the Penn State College of Nursing’s ideals and philosophy. http://news.psu.edu/story/291514/2013/10/15/campus-life/adamshick-receives-2013-novosel-award-distinguished-nursing
Kayla Albright, an APNA Board of Directors Scholar, Spotlighted in Georgia College Article
The September 6 article recognized the senior at Georgia College's School of Nursing for receiving an APNA Board of Directors Scholarship. http://infox.gcsu.edu/content/senior-nursing-student-receives-national-award
Article by Rachel Clements, "Is Psychiatric Nursing Right for You?", Published on NurseTogether.com
Clements' article was published on NurseTogether.com on Thursday, September 5th. Clement is a Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Idaho. http://www.nursetogether.com/is-psychiatric-nursing-right-for-you
Andrea Crowley Featured in Nurse.com Article, "Easing the mind"
The September 23rd article covered psychiatric emergency departments. Crowley is interim nurse manager in psychiatric emergency services at San Francisco General Hospital. http://news.nurse.com/article/20130923/NATIONAL05/309230040
Kirstyn Kameg Featured in Article, "Grant helps RMU expand its nursing program to fill gaps in mental health care"
The October 6th article was published on TimesOnline. Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences recently received a three-year grant for $923,000 from HRSA to expand its training of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. Kameg is the PMHNP Program Coordinator and an Associate Professor at RMU. http://www.timesonline.com/healthandwellness/grant-helps-rmu-expand-its-nursing-program-to-fill-gaps/article_fa7947df-fafa-5394-ab36-c4aa5f87303c.html
Bernadette Melnyk Elected to the Institute of Medicine
Melynk is chief wellness officer, dean of the College of Nursing and associate vice president for health promotion at The Ohio State University is part of the class of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) this year. http://go.osu.edu/MelnykIOM
Michael Rice Awarded Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska's Award for Distinguished Service
The award is given for inspirational leadership, service, advocacy and passion for behavioral health in Nebraska. Rice is recognized for his skill as a teacher, dedication to research, vision in integrating technology and health services delivery, and commitment to care for rural residents. Rice formerly served as associate clinical director of BHECN and was a professor and psychiatric nurse practitioner at the UNMC College of Nursing. http://www.unmc.edu/bhecn/Neligh_Native_Honored.htm
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