NICU nurse nominated for award by peers after grateful patient writes letter to hospital.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The following was submitted by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. If you have something you'd like to announce to the community, upload it here. When Saramma Pappachen, RN, BA, of Montville accepted the DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Oct. 12, she proudly described her approach to patient care: “We treat our babies like VIBs--very important babies.” That “we” is she and her fellow nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-The University Hospital. It is a unit where nursing premature babies from the brink of death to healthiness is the norm. One such baby is Darrell Simmons, Jr., who weighed just under one pound when he was born …
Mary Kamienski honored at ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN, dean and professor of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Nursing, and Mary Kamienski, PhD, APRN-C, FAEN, FAAN, an associate professor and chairperson of the school’s Primary Care Department and Montville Township resident, have just received one of the highest distinctions in the nursing profession. Both were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13. The Academy consists of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management,practice, policy and research. Criteria for selection include the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and the health and well-being of all. Dr. …