• Jennifer L. Bellot, PhD, RN, MHSA, Assistant Professor, was appointed co-chairperson of the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Alumni Group Policy Committee.
• Lori S. Lauver, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor and Ann Phalen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, published “An example of a statistics course in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program” in Nurse Educator, 37(1), 36-41 in January 2012. DNP students need knowledge about statistics concepts to address researchable problems found in their own practice environments and, as leaders in practice, to mentor colleagues and other members of the healthcare team. The article describes the statistics course in the DNP curriculum, including a description of its design and composition, and demonstrates how using a variety of approaches to teaching statistics yields positive learning outcomes. The publication serves as a beginning step aimed at filling the gap in the literature related to teaching statistics concepts to DNP students.
• Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, Associate Professor and Director Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, was elected to the Governing Board of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and appointed to the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Infection Control and American Journal of Medical Quality.
• Maria Marinelli, MSN, CNOR, RNFA, Instructor, gave three podium presentations at Delaware County Community College called “Perioperative Nursing Sessions: Microbial aspects of asepsis,” “Supply, preparation and sterilization of equipment and instrumentation” and “Documentation and PNDS for the surgical nurse” in September, October and November 2011, respectively. She was also appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Garden State Chapter AORN through May 2012.
• Molly Rose, FNP, PhD, Professor & Kellie Smith, EdD, RN, Instructor and Director Community Systems Administration, published the book chapter “The advanced practice nurse in the community with M. Stanhope & J. Lancaster (Eds.) in Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, (8th ed). St Louis: Missouri: Mosby, 2012.
• Kellie Smith, EdD, RN, Instructor and Director Community Systems Administration, has been appointed to the Executive Board as Membership Chair of the New Jersey Public Health Association.
• Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Affairs, was an invited speaker at the 2012 NLN Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in January. Her presentation was titled “Transforming Leadership into Action: Competency-Based Models Are Our Future.”
• Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, published “Health care reform: Current updates and future initiatives for ambulatory care nursing” with S. Haas in Nursing Economic$, November/December 2011. Swan also published “Factors influencing the implementation of a point of care screening tool for delirium” with J. Becker, R. Brawer & C.N. Sciamanna in MEDSURG Nursing, November/December 2011.