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May 15, 2018

MSN alumna Jennifer Gentry recently received the HPNA Distinguished Nursing Practice Award at the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care. 

The HPNA Distinguished Nursing Practice Award recognizes a nurse who has long provided care for individuals with serious illness and their...

May 01, 2018

DNP and MSN alumna Crystal Hayden will be the speaker for the 2018 Nash Community College Associate Degree Nursing graduate pinning ceremony. Read the full article entitled "Pinning ceremony set for NCC Nursing grads" published in the Rocky Mount Telegram.

Apr 16, 2018

DNP alumna Ariella Jolly, Anne Derouin, Valerie Sabol and colleagues recently published an article entitled "Protocol for Treating Obese Pediatric Patients" in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Zach Wachtl is a co-author of the article. 


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Apr 06, 2018

DNP alumna Sarah Bonkowski and Jennie De Gagne and their colleagues recently published an article entitled "Evaluation of a pain management education program and operational guideline on nursing practice, attitudes, and pain management" in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 


Apr 03, 2018

PhD alumna Allison A. Lewinski and Marilyn Oermann recently published an article entitled "Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers" in Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 


Predatory publishers solicit manuscripts...

Apr 03, 2018

DNP and MSN alumna Rebecca McKenzie recently presented at two national conferences. McKenzie presented "Maximizing Surgical Block Utilization to Enhance OR Efficiency" at the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo 2018 in New Orleans, LA. She also presented "Resilience: A Skill That Can Be...

Apr 03, 2018

DNP '17 alumna, DUSON Consulting Associate and D-CHIPP Advisory Board Member Susan Haynes Little was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) 2018 Board Certified Nurse Award in Public Health Nursing. She was awarded for her significant contributions to her field of...

Mar 27, 2018

DNP '10 and MSN '99 alumna Gigi Gura was recently awarded the National Clinical Preceptor of the Year award from the American Association of Faculties for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) national conference in Chicago. 


Mar 21, 2018

PhD alumna Deanna Befus recently published an article entitled "Management of Menopause Symptoms with Acupuncture: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Co-authors include experts from Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke...

Mar 13, 2018

DNP and MSN alumna Mary Ann Fuchs, chief nursing and patient care services officer, Duke University Hospital and Health System, was recently a guest speaker at the 2018 Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Conference, Seizing the Opportunity to Lead and Shape the Future of Health Care in ...