Jill Brennan-Cook

Graduating ABSN Cohort Recognized in Virtual Luncheon

absn virtual awards luncheon 2020ABSN cohort was celebrated on April 20 through a virtual luncheon. More than 112 students, staff, and faculty from the program and from the general School of Nursing community signed in to the Zoom-based event.

The stream lasted almost 45 minutes, being kicked off by Michelle Hartman, assistant professor. Several faculty, staff, and students were recognized throughout the event. 

Faculty, Staff and Alumni Publish Article in Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Lacrecia BellLacrecia Bell, clinical nurse educator; Jill Brennan-Cook, assistant professor; Julia Sisson, ABSN '18; Molly Steigerwald, ABSN '18; Christian Cook, ABSN '18; Ethan Cicero, PhD '18; and Michael Cary, associate professor; recently published an article entitled "Learning about Culturally Humble Care of Sexual and Gender Minority Pat

Brennan-Cook, Matters and Colleagues Host Gerontological Review Course for DUHS Nurses

Jill Brennan Cook, assistant professor; and Loretta Matters, director of Duke NICHE; partnered to develop and offer a gerontological review course to prepare Duke University Health System (DUHS) nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) gerontological nurse certification exam. The review course consisted of four, four-hour classes based on the ANCC test blueprint and feedback from geriatric resource nurses (GRNs) as to areas of greatest interest/need. Valerie K. Sabol, professor; and Christine Tocchi, assistant professor; participated as guest speakers.  

Bringing Nursing Curriculum to Life

At Duke, we bring curriculum to life for our students to help make connections between theory, practice and improving care for those we serve. In one of our ABSN courses, Gerontological Nursing—Caring for Older Adults and their Families, students learn about caring for an aging population and helping patients’ caregivers. Faculty employ three unique approaches to engage the minds and hearts of our students as they learn to care for vulnerable elders and their families.

Tanabe and Doctoral Students Author Publications & More

Paula Tanabe co-authored three publications with several doctoral students and presented at several conferences recently. Tanabe co-authored an article with DNP student Marcia Zuzul entitled "Improving Preoperative Cardiac Assessment Efficiency by Using the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project" in the Clinical Scholars Review.

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