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The George Washington University Announces New Dean for School of Nursing
Dr. Mary Jean Schumann Appointed Interim Dean
Senator Kaine visits GW SON
National Nurse Emergency Preparedess Initiative (NNEPI) Remains Popular Training Option
Celebrating Dean Jean Johnson
GW SON’s Dr. Kate Malliarakis Inducted as an AAN Fellow
Healthcare Workforce Policy Expert Explores Changing Role of RNs
Institute of Medicine Cites GW SON Research Professor’s Work
HRSA Grant Funds Development of Veterans BSN
The George Washington University today announced Pamela R. Jeffries as the next dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Jeffries, who in 2013 was named the Johns Hopkins University inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives, has been a Johns Hopkins professor of nursing since 2009.
GW SON’s own Dr. Mary Jean Schumann is serving as interim Dean after Founding Dean Jean Johnson stepped down Dec. 31, 2014. Having mostly recently served as the Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Schumann brings both expertise and working knowledge of the school to this new role.
As each Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class prepares to graduate, students share their capstone projects in an annual poster presentation. This year, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) attended the presentation, stopping to ask each group of students about their interest in nursing and future plans.
Ten years ago, the US Department of Homeland Security awarded the George Washington University Health Sciences department (of which nursing was a part) a $2 million grant to develop and deliver online training for nurses around the country. The purpose of the training was to prepare nurses to meet the needs of their communities during and after chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) events.
Founding Dean Jean Johnson was honored during a celebration Thursday, Oct. 30 in Washington, DC. GW President Steve Knapp, GW SON's faculty, staff and students, and others from Dean Johnson's wide network were on hand to toast her many contributions to GW, and to nursing, over the years. Dean Johnson is stepping down as Dean at the end of 2014.
Assistant Professor Dr. Kate Malliarakis was inducted as an American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellow in October during the Academy’s annual conference, held this year in Washington, DC.
AAN Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. This year, 168 nurse leaders were inducted. According to the AAN, selection is based in part, “on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all.”
As health care undergoes major shifts – to patient-centered care, accommodating million of people with new access to care under the ACA, and with emphasis on primary care – the way nurses practice is always transforming, says one health policy expert.
When the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released what promises to be an influential report with far-reaching implications for health care, a GW School of Nursing faculty member’s work was twice cited as shaping the institute’s findings about palliative care.
The GW School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) designed to support in their transition to the professional nursing workforce. This Veterans Educational Transition to Success (VETS) Initiative is funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Founding Dean Jean Johnson Leaves National Legacy
Jean Johnson took an indirect path to nursing, with detours that involved a degree in economics, a job in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a violin and a near-death experience on a Mediterranean island. But once she decided to become a nurse, she stayed solidly on the road. Read more.
I love nursing. While it took me a while to figure out I wanted to be a nurse, I had some wonderful experiences coming to that decision. I know nursing to be a dynamic and challenging profession and I am proud to be a nurse of nearly 40 years. Nursing has come a long way during this time. Read more.
GW SON Building Partnerships in Haiti
Dean Hilda Alcindor is Dean of the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l’Université Episcopale d’Haïti in Léogâne (FSIL) [Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti], which admitted its first students in January 2005.
SON, Global Company Sae-A, Pusan University Hospital and Caracol Industrial Park Partner on August Medical Mission
About 3,000 patients in Haiti received health care this summer through a unique partnership between GW SON and Sae-A, a South Korean-based global apparel manufacturer and exporter, a South Korean University and Caracol Industrial Park, where Sae-A runs a manufacturing plant. The GW SON team comprised of twelve people - four faculty members, four students, two staff members, and one alumnus went to Caracol, Haiti, where they worked with a team of physicians from Pusan National University in South Korea to see patients on site at Caracol Industrial Park. See photo gallery here.