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Member News September 2023

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In a MinnPost article, Adejoke Adedeji speaks on her entrance into nursing, which was fueled by personal experiences leading to the realization of a need for more understanding surrounding mental health and suicide, specifically within the Nigerian community.  Get inspired and follow Adejoke’s journey…
Penn Nursing has named Mahnoor Allawala and Sophie Henderson to their list of 2023 Lauder Fellows. The Leonard A. Lauder program at Penn Nursing supports nurses in primary care nurse practitioner programs and allows them to further their education and clinical experience. See the full list of fellows.
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos will be stepping down from his position as Dean of the School of Nursing at Duke University, leaving a legacy and framework behind him to further propel the school’s mission. Vincent will direct a new Johns Hopkins School of Nursing health policy, research, and practice institute that will be based in Washington, DC. Celebrate Vincent’s success and look into his future here!
Barbara Wolfe is honored with Providence Business News’ 2023 Leaders’ Award. The award recognizes Barabara’s unwavering commitment to the Rhode Island business community; spending her time leading others, partaking in community service, and mentoring. Join URI in recognizing Barbara!
APNA Members Linda Beeber, Kathleen R. Delaney, JoEllen Schimmels, Daryl Sharp, and Mona Shattell join together in a article addressing violence towards nurses, injuries, and illnesses among registered nurses in the workplace. Their article raises awareness and proposes a five-pronged approach to protect psychiatric nurses and all nurses and staff from patient violence.  Use these steps to help protect nurses…


Members Published in the September/October issue of JAPNA

Geraldine S. Pearson writes editorial “Is Therapeutic Use of Psychedelic Medication Influenced by Bias?”

Kerry Peterson is the lead author of the continuing education article, “Stress Impact and Care for COVID-19: Pilot Education and Support Course Decreases Burnout Among Nursing Students.”

Chizimuzo (Zim) Okoli is featured as the author on the Board of Directors’ Column with his message, “(de)Stigmatization of Mental Illness and Mental Health Care.”


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