Ann Gibbons Phalen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Nursing:
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, Associate Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Nursing, and Dolores Grosso, DNP, CRNP, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Jefferson Medical Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, published “Doctor of Nursing Practice Students Advocating for Health Care Access, Quality, and Reform: From the Virtual Classroom to Capitol Hill” in the Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 50, Issue 1, January 2011.
The article resulted from an assignment in Dr. Manning’s online Health and Social Policy course. Dr. Grosso, a 2009 graduate of the DNP program, was a student in the class. The assignment involved a trip to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives regarding comparative effectiveness research, with the goal for students to influence the national healthcare reform movement.
Julianne Cody, MSN, RN, BA, Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Nursing, received a $905.25 grant for the project, “Clearing the Medication Documentation Hurdle in Residential Housing” from the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education in December 2010. Project team members include Havah Hackman, BSW, Case Manager; Monica McCurdy, PA-C; Rohit Moghe, PharmD; Harry Shallcross, PhD; Lara Weinstein, MD; and Joe Williams, Program Manager. The interprofessional team is working with and Project H.O.M.E. staff to ensure quality and safety in medication management at St. Elizabeth’s Recovery Residence, a residential housing facility for formerly homeless men living in recovery. Project H.O.M.E. is a non-profit organization that provides housing, opportunities for employment, medical care, and education to empower people to attain their fullest potential as members of society.