JSN Faculty News, Spring 2011

Theresa P. Yeo, PhD, MPH, ACNP, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Adult Oncology Program, will give the poster presentation, “Fatigue, physical functioning, and quality of life in patients with pancreatic and preriampullary cancers following surgery and/or adjuvant therapy: A prospective, randomized controlled trial” at the Pancreas Club’s 45th Annual Meeting to be held at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, in May.

Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, had two collaborative podium presentations accepted to the NLN Educational Summit 2011 to be held in Orlando, Florida, in September. The first, “Out with articulation agreements, in with dual admission agreements: True academic progression for RNs - looking at the margins to define the whole,” was done in collaboration with Mary G. Schaal, EdD, RN, Dean and Professor, Jefferson School of Nursing; and Elizabeth J. Forbes, EdD, RN, FAAN, and Patricia Nelson, EdD, RN, from Roxborough School of Nursing. Speakman also collaborated with JSN instructors Susan Egger, MSN, RN, and Karen Papastrat, MSN, RN; Assistant Professor Cecilia Borden, EdD, MSN, RN; Assistant Dean of ASN, RN, FACT Programs Mary E. Hanson-Zalot, RN, MSN, AOCN; and Frances Amorim, MSN, RN and Christine Muldoon, MSN, RN of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on the presentation, “Defining Quality Clinical Education within the Context of Prelicensure Nursing Education.”

Kathleen C. Ashton, PhD, APRN, BC, Professor, was appointed as Director at Large to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants in January 2011. She also recently published two journal articles, “A firm foundation: Review of Legal Nurse Consulting - Principles and Practice” in Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 21(4), 31-32 in 2010 and “Reconstruction and resurrection: A tale of triumph” in Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 22(1), 26-28 in 2011. Dr. Ashton was also accepted as a Grants Reviewer for HRSA in February 2011.

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, Associate Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, recently published the following journal articles: “Advancing health care quality and patient safety through interprofessional education,” in Jefferson Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter, 2(2), 5, and “Expanding Infection Preventionists’ influence in the 21st century: Looking back to move forward,” in American Journal of Infection Control, 38:10, 778-783. In collaboration with Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr. Manning published “Interprofessional education and practice implications of the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report” in Jefferson Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter, 2(2), 2. Dr. Manning and Anthony Frisby, Director, Academic and Instructional Support and Resources Education Services at Thomas Jefferson University published “A Multi-method teaching strategies to integrate selected QSEN competencies in a Doctor of Nursing Practice distance education program” in Nursing Outlook, in press.

Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Cecilia Borden, EdD, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor were invited speakers at Jefferson School of Nursing’s Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Rho Chapter Spring Research Symposium, where they presented Defining Quality Clinical Education within the Context of Pre-licensure Nursing Education in March.

Miriam S. Bermudez, MSN, RN, Instructor, HRSA Project Consult Program Director, gave a podium presentation “Gaming as a Teaching Strategy” on Faculty Development Day at JSN in January. Bermudez also collaborated with fellow instructor Karen Papastrat, MSN, RN for the podium presentation, “The Identification and Remediation of the poorly performing health professions student for the TJU Program in Faculty Development in March.


Published: 08-02-2011

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