Graduate nursing students, alumna recognized for leadership
Elizabeth Hassen and Tracy Lowe received the Sigma Theta Tau Rising Star Award, recognizing them as future leaders in nursing. In addition, Hassen received a 2014 Doctoral Scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to doctoral students who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing.
Katie Edwards and Elizabeth Hassen received recognition from the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program to support the educational development of new nursing faculty and to stimulate models for joint faculty appointments between schools of nursing and clinical affiliates. The grants, made through institutional awards, prepare doctoral students to help students address the future leadership needs in health care.
Scott E. Moore was named a Fellow with the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) Cohort IV. The GNLA is the premier leadership development opportunity for nurses with a dedication to work with the elderly in order to improve their health outcomes. The purpose of the academy is to prepare emerging nurse leaders to lead and motivate multi-professional teams in order to improve health care quality for older adults and their families.
Moore was also recognized by the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) as one of four 2014-2016 National Patricia G. Archbold Scholars. The program assists in the support of doctoral training and strives to launch careers in academic gerontological nursing. In addition, Moore continues as the 2013-2017 Betty Cecil Family Scholarship recipient for genetics into the advancement of healthcare for older adults.
After graduating from the Ph.D. in Healthcare Genetics program in May, Mary Beth Steck attended the highly competitive Summer Genetics Institute at the National Institute of Health, where she was immersed in didactic and laboratory molecular genetics. Additionally, Steck was selected as a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center content expert panel and as an item writer for the Genetics Specialty Certification. She began service this fall as an assistant professor at the School of Nursing.
— Story by Danielle Shuff, MAPC ’16