UW School of Nursing: November 2010 Connections, Vol. 21, Issue 4

Connections Monthly Newsletter

Happy Holidays

All of us at the School of Nursing wish our alumni and friends a wonderful holiday season filled with love, caring, family and friendship.  Here at the School we also celebrate the generosity that you have shown to our students, our faculty and to support service and research. 

Your partnership and support helps us to increase the knowledge and understanding that improves care and health. Because serving humankind is our core value, the University of Washington School of Nursing is involved in many aspects of our community throughout Washington State and beyond.  We are committed to improving health, relieving suffering, and reaching those in greatest need – to being there for you and all humankind.  Thank you for your friendship, your caring and for the gifts you provide to support us in this work. 

With your help, we look forward to 2011 with renewed energy and commitment, dedicated to improving all aspects of health and nursing care.

We send our very best wishes for a joyful holiday season and a fulfilling New Year.

Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN
The Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean

HollyNominate a Nurse

The University of Washington School of Nursing invites you to nominate a nurse or researcher for the annual Nurses Recognition Banquet held May, 2011. Exact date and location to be announced soon.

The awards for this year’s banquet include: Distinguished Practice, Distinguished Alum (must be UW School of Nursing alum), and Distinguished Researcher.

 We welcome all nominations from our partners, alumni, and friends! Please forward this opportunity along to others you know who would like recognize the outstanding nurses and nurse leaders in our community.

Thank you from all of us at the UW School of Nursing.

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School Spotlight

Caring for Remarkable Heroes
Priscilla “Patti” Taylor, MN, CNS, FNP, lecturer, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles and Alumna of the University of Washington School of Nursing received the 2010 Community Service Nurseweek Nursing Excellence Award. Since March 2007, through Operation Mend, Taylor has been a case manager to wounded soldiers. The person who nominated her says soldiers and their families are her passion. She meets soldiers and their families upon arrival to Los Angeles and is their ambassador for the entire surgical experience. She is at their bedside in the recovery room as they awaken in order to decrease their anxiety postoperatively.
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Global Service in the Peruvian Amazon
BSN graduate and current student Ada Otter writes about her experience working in the Amazon with Amazon Promise (AP), an established nonprofit organization that collaborates with communities around Iquitos, Peru, to provide healthcare services to the under served in the October 2010 issue of Nurse Practitioners World News.
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Book on Nurse Leadership Coaching Written by Alumna
Kimberly McNally (MN ’83) co-wrote The Nurse Leader’s Coaching Handbook, published by Sigma Theta Tau.  Written specifically for current and aspiring nurse leaders, this book focuses on integrating coaching into leadership practice. The book includes case examples, practical tools and resources that address the needs and challenges facing today's nurse leader. 

Class Gift for New Students
The UW School of Nursing class of 1974 reunited after 36 years this past September. The School recently received a thoughtful donation with the following note:

Please accept the enclosed donation from the attendees of the September 2010 reunion of the UW School of Nursing BSN class of 1974. We had a small first reunion after 36 years and wanted these funds to support new students entering the field of nursing. To a graduate, we were so glad we chose nursing as a profession and UW for our degrees. We hope to have another reunion marking 40 years, with larger attendance, in 2014. Thank you for your commitment to the education and future of nursing.

Sincerely, The Class of 1974 reunion attendees
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Vol. 21, Issue 4

Changing Grocery stores to Promote Health

School of Nursing students have worked with the management team of Red Apple Market, an independent grocery store, to offer ideas to help improve customer purchasing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Research indicates that: store design impacts buying habits; healthy foods and reminders about healthy foods need to be in plain sight; and increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables can prevent chronic diseases.


Relaxing is kind of boring for busy 92-year-old

School of Nursing Alumna
The Des Moines News

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In Memoriam

Lorraine L. Troop
November 20, 2010

Lyndal Birkbeck
November 19, 2010


School of Nursing
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