Duke University School of Nursing alumni who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2013 on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Scheduled events include an open house, an awards presentation, the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science address, an update on the School of Nursing, a session with students, a moderated panel discussion, and a program on avoiding injuries while exercising.
Ann Michelle Hartman
Improve Health through Housing for Durham: an Innovative Partnership between DUSON and Durham Community Health Agency
A new partnership between Duke University School of Nursing and CAARE, Inc, aims to improve the health of homeless military veterans living in Durham.
Dr. Michelle Hartman, a Duke University School of Nursing Assistant Professor, and Dr. Donna Biederman, a Clinical Nurse Educator at the School of Nursing have joined forces with Dr. Sharon Elliot-Bynum, the Director of CAARE, Inc, as part a Civic Engagement Studio at the Duke Center for Civic Engagement (DCCE).
By: Michael Relf, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Director of the Accelerated BSN Program, Duke University School of Nursing, and Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
In recognition for her "green" actions, Michelle Hartman was honored for Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability as part of Sustainable Duke's Sustainability Awards. An article in Duke Today states, "As a leader in the School of Nursing's community health program, Hartman teaches nursing students about interactions between people, their environments, their communities and their health.
Faculty, Alumni Present at Association of Community Health Nurse Educators Annual Meeting on Social Justice
Duke School of Nursing was well represented at the recent Association of Community Health Nurse Educators annual meeting. The conference theme was social justice.
A group of seven (including three recent ABSN graduates) traveled to San Antonio, Tx., and delivered the following six podium presentations:
Biederman, Hartman Co-chair Choice Neighborhood Initiative Focus Group on Health for Southeast Central Durham
Donna Biederman and Michelle Hartman co-chaired a focus group on health for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant Final Transformation Plan for Southeast Central Durham. Hartman said, "We were honored that they asked us to participate in the process.
Ann Michelle Hartman was featured in a recent News & Observer article regarding her application to fill the District 2 seat on the Durham Public Schools Board of Education. If selected, she would hold the position until June 30, 2018. In the article, Hartman states that she will draw on her nursing experience to help "address health disparities," toward meeting social justice goals. She is one of 11 applicants who have applied for the seat and had five minutes to present her case to the School Board.
Donna Biederman, Irene Felsman and 11 ABSN students participated in the Durham Point-in-Time Count. The annual event is mandated for municipalities that receive Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for homeless services and occurs during one night the last week of January. During the count, homeless persons were surveyed and given a bus pass and VIP pass to the Fresh Start Connect.
In addition, Michelle Hartman and a team of six ABSN students were at the Durham Bulls stadium to greet the VIP guests and accompany them to the various service providers on hand.
Alumna Wilson Publishes in the International Journal of Nursing Practice and Wins a Humanitarian Award
MSN and DNP alumna Gina Wilson, who is also a clinical instructor for the ABSN and MSN programs, published a manuscript titled "Helping Babies Breathe implementation in Zanzibar, Tanzania" in the International Journal of Nursing Practice. Co-authors include Liz Rende, Michelle Hartman and Jane Blood-Siegfried.
Gina also won UNC Charlotte Alumni's 2017 Humanitarian Award. Watch this video to learn more about her award.
Devon Noonan, Michelle Hartman and Donna Biederman co-authored an article with the Durham Housing Authority ROSS coordinator Joyce Briggs. The article, "Collaborating with Public Housing Residents and Staff to Improve Health: A Mixed Methods Analysis" was published in the Journal of Community Health Nursing.