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Dr. Katharine (Kate) Rocklein (Froede), a 2014 graduate of the DNP program, has accepted a tenure-track nursing faculty position with University of North Carolina (Pembroke).  At the same time, Kate has been accepted to and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing Science) program at Rush University. Kate’s scholarly work for her DNP program provided the first nurse-driven academic study of practice-based evidence and curricular advancement for U.S. Army Special Operations Forces medics.

LIM Professor Dr. Daniella Zsupan-Jerome writes, "From June 21-24, Santa Clara University hosted the third meeting of TheoCom, a global gathering of theologians and practitioners discussing theology and digital culture.  This annual event is created by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and is sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor.   It is a blessing to have had the opportunity to present papers here for the past three years.

Loyola University New Orleans School Nursing Associate Professor Patricia Pearce, MPH, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FANP was inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) at a Gala Membership Banquet on April 5, 2014. The festivities were held in Alexandra, VA as Associate Professor Pearce was welcomed as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow Member.

 Bishop Joseph Kopacz has appointed Sheila Przesmicki Lay Ecclesial Minister of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Student Center, Booneville, as well as its mission, St. Mary, Iuka, effective April 1st. Sheila is a graduate student of LIMEX and will receive a Master degree in Pastoral Studies, with an emphasis in Small Christian Community Formation, in August, 2014.

Dr. Mary Oriol was the keynote speaker on the topic of Leadership at the “The Future of Nursing in Southeast Louisiana” forum hosted by the Louisiana Action Coalition in Kenner, LA on April 16, 2014.

Candace Coggins, a current student of Loyola University New Orleans' DNP program, recently “Adherence Monitoring with Chronic Opioid Therapy for Persistent Pain: a Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Approach to Mitigate Risk.”

Loyola University New Orleans' School of Nursing Professors Dr. Heidi Landry and Dr. Michael Landry have been selected to present again at the National Summer Institute on Nursing Informatics in Baltimore, at the University of Maryland.

This will be the fourth national nursing informatics presentation by the two professors over the past three years. This presentation will be on meeting CCNE accreditation standards and guidelines for nursing informatics education across BSN, MSN, and DNP programs.

Kudos to Dr. Heidi Landry and Dr. Michael Landry!

While attending the American Nephrology Nurses Association's annual meeting during spring break, nursing student JoAnn Otts had the opportunity to meet the keynote speaker, none other than nursing theorist Dr. Patricia Benner, best known for her "From Novice to Expert" theory.

Dr Patricia Benner introduced the "From Novice to Expert" concept that expert nurses develop skills and understanding of patient care over time through a sound educational base as well as a multitude of experiences.

Nursing Professor Gwen George recently received confirmation that her research on comprehensive literature search in regards to answering clinical questions will be published by Dove Medical Press.

The works focuses on the step by step process of completing a comprehensive literature search when focused on a clinical question. Locating pertinent literature, the multiple characteristics of citation databases and how to use them, as well as how to manage the citations located are included.

Kudos to Dr. George!

Dr. Kim Brannagan and Dr. Mary Oriol published an article titled “A Model for Orientation and Mentoring of Online Adjunct Faculty in Nursing” in March-April 2014 issue of Nursing Education Perspectives. The trend of utilizing adjunct faculty to meet faculty needs in schools of nursing has increased over the last 30 years, particularly within online programs. Although adjunct faculty usually offer a high level of expertise in a particular area of nursing, they often lack teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of program and university protocols, philosophies, and procedures.

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