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CNF Signature Policy Series
Accelerated BSN students learn about health care & technology
Wreaths Across America
VSTC & SON host Health IT's Judy Murphy
Mission to Haiti
GW online MSN ranks 4th nationwide
Dean Discusses ACA's Effects article
Interested in a DNP?
SON Hosts Virginia Simulation Conference article1
Through a unique collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), The George Washington University School of Nursing (SON) has been developing, producing, and disseminating Charting Nursing’s Future (CNF) since 2012. CNF is the Foundation’s signature policy series about nurses and the nursing profession.
Dr. Nancy Falk and a group of 35 Accelerated BSN students took advantage of GW SON’s location in the nation’s capital and visited the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, an interactive learning destination that, “demonstrates what Kaiser Permanente and others have done and are doing to advance health care in the United States.”
“Remember, Honor, Teach,” is the mission of Wreaths Across America, a group that honors the service and sacrifices of veterans by laying Remembrance Wreaths at cemeteries throughout the country every holiday season. A group from GW SON did its part to “Remember, Honor, Teach” in late January, when it came time to clean up the Remembrance Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Weeks after most had moved on from the charitable season surrounding the holidays, SON students Pooja Shah, Kellie Ketelson, and Becky on Jan.
During a wide-ranging policy discussion Jan. 15, 2014, Judy Murphy of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT in the US Department of Health and Human Services touched on everything from definitions associated with health informatics, the rise of quick care centers in pharmacies, broadband connectivity in rural areas, to patients’ engagement with their own healthcare – and how it all relates to the implementation of electronic health records, quality care, and big data.
“It’s like going back 100 years in healthcare,” said Dr. Joyce Pulcini upon her returning from a medical mission trip to Haiti with eight GW SON students and three other faculty members. The group spent Jan. 5-11 in Haiti, providing care to patients in a women’s health center, mobile clinics and patients’ homes. They also made health education presentations to both patients and healthcare providers.
GW online MSN ranks 4th nationwide by US News & World Report. There are more than 130 programs nationwide. “GW SON is proud to receive this exceptional recognition,” says Dean Johnson. “Delivering high quality education is core to our mission and this national acknowledgement illustrates the school’s commitment to meeting the demand for flexible educational opportunities for nurses to advance their careers and improve the health of their communities.”
As national conversation centers around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), George Washington University School of Nursing Dean Jean Johnson participated in an expert panel during an event dedicated to understanding this transition in the world of healthcare. "Countdown to Transformation: A Roadmap for Health Care's Next Era - 90 Days Out" was hosted by the National Journal.
You’re invited to attend a virtual information session Wed. Jan. 15 at 7. The D.N.P. advances professional nursing roles in clinical practice and nursing leadership and management. It is designed to develop leaders in health care. GW SON offers two options for students entering at the post-Bachelor level, and five DNP options for students entering at the post-Masters level.
The George Washington School of Nursing hosted the Virginia State Simulation Alliance conference, attended by nearly 100 healthcare professionals from across the commonwealth. The conference included interprofessional workshops, group sessions, and panels to study how simulation can improve healthcare delivery.
Featured Field of Study
Nurse Practitioners – nurses who have at least Masters degrees and are qualified and licensed to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical issues – are playing a key role in alleviating the current shortage of healthcare providers.
GW SON, the Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium, and the Washington DC Area Geriatric Education Center Consortium invite you to a free event that is worth two CEUs:
Care Transitions: State of the Art and Future Research
Mary D. Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm