Nursing Faculty Presents Research and Garners Awards
Nancy Meedzan, MSN, RN and her colleagues had a paper accepted at the peer-reviewed MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing:
Nicholas, P.K., Corless, I. Fulmer, H. & Meedzan, N.L. (in press). Preparing nursing students for education in the global village. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/ Child Nursing.
Dean Kelly L. Fisher, PhD, RN, Mary Findeisen, PhD, RN and Lisa Courcy, MSN RN
have had a poster accepted for presentation at the Saint Anselm College 19th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, Transformation of Nursing Education and Practice: Beyond the Horizon that will be held June 1-3, 2011 in Hyannis Mass. The poster is entitled: Use of Wimba Collaboration Technology to Expand Online Teaching and Even Replace Face to Face Classes in Nursing Education.
Lisa Courcy, MS, RN and Emily Smith, MS, RN were selected as two of 52 HIT Scholars for the Health Information Scholars (HITS) grant funded program. The HITS Scholars are committed to the development of a Simulation project for Endicott College’s SON and has been working diligently on the HITS online modules and attended the on-campus workshop held in Baltimore, MD, March 17-19, 2011. Their project, which was presented at the Health Information Technology conference in Baltimore, MD, involves the creation of six scenarios for the nursing simulation lab which will focus on family-centered nursing care, incorporating telehealth, informatics and the use of the electronic health record.
Nancy Meedzan, MSN, RN
presented a poster containing research done by members of the IHI Open School. Lead researcher for the project was recent Endicott College School of Nursing graduate, Casey Gray, RN ‘10.The poster by Gray, C., Casey,J., Meedzan, N.,Holden, J.,Maciewicz, S., Ebersole, N., & Goodale, L. (December 5-8, 2010) was titled Improving the teaching of safe medication administration to nursing students. It was presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement: 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, Florida.
Anne Marie Grimes, M.Ed. and Nancy Meedzan, MSN, RN
recently collaborated with the School of International Studies to develop a Service Learning Program for nursing students. This is a 3 week cultural immersion trip during the January intercession which allows nursing students to join with other members of the Endicott community immersed in the culture of Costa Rica. The course is a 3 credit Arts and Humanities course which will have an enriching nursing/healthcare component in Costa Rica to assist nursing students with gaining competence in the care of culturally diverse clients.
Mary Findeisen, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Nursing Program, was
the recipient of the Founders Award at the Respiratory Nursing Society Annual Educational Conference that was held in Richmond, VA on October 7-9, 2010.
Mary Findeisen, PhD, RN
has coauthored an article accepted for publication. The article titled: “Making Healthy Connections: Introducing Nursing as a Career Choice to Middle School Students,” was accepted for publication by Nursing Forum and was co-authored by Knight, M., Abdallah, L., Devereaux-Melillo, K. and Dowling, J.
Lisa Courcy, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, wrote an essay entitled “A baseball Story” which has been published in About Her: Stories of Grace, Grit, Grievance, and Gratitude (Metaphorical Ink, 2011) an anthology of anecdotes, reflections, memories, and narratives that capture the influences of women in our lives.