The Wagoner Nursing Medal Award
The Wagoner Nursing Medal is awarded annually by the Immaculata University Division of Nursing. The medal is presented at commencement to a deserving graduate in the nursing program who has demonstrated outstanding service to the community and the nursing profession. Students are nominated by faculty, they may nominate themselves, or they may nominate a colleague. To nominate, please click through and fill out the online nomination form. The selection committee will notify the student of the nomination, if not a self-nomination. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the application process and submit the required documents. If unsure of the nominee’s eligibility for graduation, please nominate the student anyway. Completed nomination packets will be saved until the student’s graduation year.Please click here to view the criteria for nomination.
25th Anniversary Alumni Survey
Do you have pictures from your days as a nursing student? We hope that you will share them as well as your favorite college memories or stories. You can scan your photos and email them along with your memories to Phyllis Krabill at email@example.com.
2009 Nursing Adjunct Faculty Workshop
When: November 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Immaculata University, Faculty Center Lounge
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Dr. Jane Tang and Dr. Nancy Harms (former chair of the department of nursing at Midland Lutheran College)
IU Nursing Faculty Receives Award:
Jane Tang, RN, PhD. was selected as the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from her alma mater, Midland Lutheran College, in Fremont, NE. She was honored on April 26, 2008.
$11,015.00 Grant Awarded from HRSA to Immaculata University's M.S.N. Program
The Immaculata University Department of Nursing received an $11,015.00 grant from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant was awarded for Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship. It provides partial funding for tuition and books to students in the M.S.N. program.
Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant
Through the efforts of Dr. Margaret Lacey, professor and chair of graduate nursing, now the executive director of the Immaculata University/Brandywine School of Nursing Transition, awarded Immaculata a grant to provide partial funding for tuition and books to students in the graduate programs for nurse educator and nurse administrator preparation. The initial grant is relatively small, but has the potential to grow.
IU R.N.-to-B.S.N. Students Receive Community Service Award
The IU R.N.-to-B.S.N. cohort at The Albert Einstein Medical Center won the Medical Center Community Service Award for their health fair offered during their Nursing Care of Communities course. Congratulations!
R.N.-to-B.S.N. student Diana Crawford, RN, was awarded the Wagoner Nursing Medal at the May commencement ceremony.
Graduate student Marianne Feister, RN, presented "Nursing, a Diverse Work Force" on May 13, 2008 at the Coatesville Veteran's Administration in Coatesville, PA. Marianne is in the Nursing Administration Track of our M.S.N. program.
Dr. Jane Tang, assistant professor of nursing, presented “The relationship of work-family policies to job satisfaction” at the 2008 Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 20th Annual Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, 3/28/08. Dr. Tang also presented “Impact of work-family policies on job satisfaction and intent to stay: A model testing” at the 32nd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Research Conference in Indianapolis, IN, 3/30/08
IU R.N.-to-B.S.N. student published in the Pennsylvania Nurse
Kathleen Francis, an Immaculata University R.N.-to-B.S.N. student, co-authored an article entitled, “Reducing urinary tract infection: A nurse-initiated program,” in the Pennsylvania Nurse, December 2007.
January 2008 Katrina Relief Trip
Nursing faculty member Sister Paula Jameson joined the Immaculata University's fourth Katrina relief trip to New Orleans, LA. The 30 member group worked with the Archdiocese of New Orleans' Operation Helping Hands (OHH) to rebuild houses.
Nursing Scholarship Awarded
The family of the late Kathleen R. Otter donated a $400.00 scholarship to the department of nursing in her memory. The recipient was Jutta Steward, an R.N.-to-B.S.N. student, from Coopersburg, PA
2007-2008 Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholarship Awards
M.S.N. graduate students: Darla Davidson, Lisa Halpin, Cristina Tansey, and Patricia Shaner-Christy received scholarships for the 2007-2008 academic year. Congratulations!
Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium
Ms. Gail Lehner and Dr. Jane Tang, nursing faculty at Immaculata University, participated in the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC) training Institute scheduled for October 3-5, 2007 in Atlanta, GA. The GNEC, administered by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is a national initiative to enhance geriatric content in senior-level baccalaureate courses. Using the “train the trainer” approach, nursing faculty attending the GNEC institutes are expected to serve as leaders and mentors by sharing their new expertise with colleagues. The John A. Hartford Foundation generously funds this program.
Pictured recently at Immaculata University are the first graduating class of Immaculata’s M.S.N. (Master of Science in Nursing) Program. Pictured, first row, from left to right, are: Dawn MacGibeny of Mount Royal, NJ; Beth Chiatti of Blue Bell, PA; and Maureen Kenzakowski of West Chester, PA. Standing, left to right, are: Kathleen Pechulis of Mantua, NJ; Nadine Coralluzzo of Woodbury, NJ; and Denise Yonkoske of West Chester, PA.
Renay Oberholtzer, an Immaculata University RN-BSN student, is a recipient of the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women. She receives a $5,000 scholarship to support her college education.
Department of Nursing Faculty, Jean Klein, R.N., D.N.Sc., presented "Relaxation and Visual Imagery Assists Burn Patients to Lower Their Hypermetabolism."
Alice Guarino, an Immaculata University R.N.-to-B.S.N. student, presented a poster entitled, "Working Poor Families in America" at the Jean Brown Research Day.
Pam Cottman, R.N.-to-B.S.N., an Immaculata University graduate, published an article entitled, “The Box,” in the Nursing Spectrum, March 12, 2007.
Dr. Jane Tang, Assistant Professor of Nursing, is the 2007 selected recipient of the Lindback Foundation Career Enhancement Minority Junior Faculty Grant. This grant will support her research entitled, “Work Family Policies: Relationship to Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay Among Hospital Nurses.”
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Basic Parish Nurse Curriculum
The Department of Nursing is an educational affiliate/partner with the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC). During August 5-8, 2007, nursing faculty attended the faculty preparation course in St. Louis, MO. As an educational affiliate/partner, the Department of Nursing may educate parish nurses in accordance with the IPNRC-sponsored Basic Parish Nurse Preparation Curriculum. The curriculum is open to non-nurses as well.
IU R.N.-to-B.S.N. student published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing
Alina Kiljanski, an Immaculata University R.N.-to-B.S.N. student, co-authored an article entitled, “An informal discussion of emergency nurses' current clinical practice: What's new and what works,” in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, October 2007.
Fall Break Service Trip
October 12-14 nursing faculty gave service at the Romero Center, Camden, NJ. http://www.romero-center.org/index.htm. Health promotion topics, trends in long-term care of elders, and holistic modalities were discussed with the Abigail House for Nursing and Rehabilitaion LLC staff.
The Immaculata University Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Five years is the maximum a new program can receive.