Roberts Wesleyan College Nursing Department faculty and adjunct faculty have been very busy this year. They have attended, persented at and hosted many conferences through the past months. Many of our factuly/adjunct faculty have earned hours of distinction. We are poud of the many accomplishments that our faculty/adjunct faculty have completed. Join us in congratulating the hard work, integrity, initiative and continued dedication to the Roberts Wesleyan College Nursing Department these nurses have given us.
- Cathy Wells was accepted into The Sage College Doctoral of Nursing Science Program. Cathy received the Patricia McGee Scholarship, a competitive scholarship, towards her doctoral program.
- Congratulations to Georgia Lowmaster on the completion of her DNP at the University of Rochester.
- Laura Coles, one of our newest faculty members, was Certified in Emergency Nursing.
- Sara Manning is now a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. This certification provides formal recognition of her expertise and accomplishments in simulation education and validates her proficiency.
- Patricia Myers led her church youth on a mission trip to help victims of Hurrican Sandy.
- A mission trip to Guatamala was led by Carol Griswold, along with Chrisann Fennessey and Michele Kraynik as participants. Adult students and recent graduates were invited to participate.
- Georgia Lomaster worked as a Health Provider and board member for Camp Cherith.
- Sarah Culhane servied as spiritual director (along with her husband) for a week at Camp Koinonia, a spiritual retreat for families and ten teens, this past July.
- Two of our faculty members have been nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award - congratulations to Carol Griswold and Sara Manning.
- Sara Manning will be attending the NLN Leadership Confernece in February 2014 in Savannah, Georgia, as well as others throughout the year. Sara is one of 20 applicants nationwide who has been accepted in the National League for Nursing Faculty Development Leadership Program for Simulation Educators. This program is led by Pamela Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN, ANEF of Johns Hopkins University and a national expert in simulation education. Participants in this year-long program examine issues in design, development, use and integration of simulation in nursing education. Sara will have access to the Simulation Innovation Resource Center, attend webinars, be provided with executive coaching and attend three national meetings in Nursing Simulation. Congratulation Sara on this great accomplishment!
- Dianne Kandy attended the international Sigma Theta Tau Conference. She was joined by Josh Wement as a delegate. There were 2000 nurses from 36 different contries that attended this convention.
- Congratulations to Cheryl Crotser as the co-author of the manuscript on Decision Support Needs of Women with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrom. This manuscript will be published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling.
- A retreat was held by Sam Brzoza for faculty and adjunct faculty onFaith anhd Learig Integration.
- Carol Griswold will be taking a group to Guatemala (RWC adult students and alumni are invited). This is not an official RWC mission trip.
- Congratulations to Georgia Lowmaster on the publishing of her article "An Evidence-Based Approach to Breastfeeding Neonates at Risk for Hypoglycemia" in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (Jan/Feb 2014 under Principles & Practice).
- Carol Griswold will be speaking at the National Association of School Nurses 46th Annual Confernece in Texas in June 2014 on the Prenatal Care at School Program.