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Yale Nursing Matters spring 2012 volume 12 number 2 Yale Nursing Matters Yale Nursing Matters is a publication of Yale University School of Nursing and Yale University School of Nursing Alumnae/i Association.
Yale Nursing Matters spring 2012 volume 12 number 2 Yale Nursing Matters Yale Nursing Matters is a publication of Yale University School of Nursing and Yale University School of Nursing Alumnae/i Association. Dean: Margaret Grey 76 Editor: John Powers Associate Editor: Zoe Keller Spring 2012 Yale Nursing Matters Editorial Board: Karla A. Knight 77 Sherrie Page Najarian 94 Steve Varley Contributing Writers: Caitlin Enright Zoe Keller Karla A. Knight 77 John Powers Susan Sullivan-Bolyai 99 Alison Zizzamia Photography: Michael Marsland YSN Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumnae/i Design: Gregg Chase Yale University School of Nursing 100 Church Street South Post Office Box 9740 New Haven, Connecticut nursing.yale.edu This issue of Yale Nursing Matters covers events that took place from fall 2011 through spring 2012. spring 2010 volume 10 number 2 Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor Connects Scientific Research to Clinical Practice spring 2011 volume 11 number 2 3 Letter from the Dean 4 YSN Spotlight News 6 YSN to Offer Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree 8 Holding Up a Mirror to Mothering 10 Yale Nursing to Triple the Number of Doctoral Students 12 Scholarship Recipients 13 Donor Profile: Barbara and Donald Jonas 14 Truth of the Matter: Susan Sullivan-Bolyai 16 Janene Batten: Yale School of Nursing Librarian 17 Grant Awards Yale Nurse 19 What Does It Mean to Be a Yale Nurse? 20 I Am a Yale Nurse: Graduates of the Nursing Management, Policy, and Leadership Program 22 Class News 25 In Memoriam 28 YSN Facts & Figures We share your commitment to preserving our natural world. YSN is reducing the use of paper products by making greater use of electronic communication whenever possible. We are also proud to announce that, as of the fall 2008 issue, Yale Nursing Matters is produced through a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified process. FSC Chain of Custody Certification assures that production of this publication has been documented as environmentally responsible, from forest management to manufacturing and distribution to print production. FSC maintains the forest s biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes and supports the social concerns of local communities. Yale Nursing Matters Yale Nursing Matters Yale Nursing Matters fall 2011 volume 12 number 1 YSN librarian Janene Batten advises students and faculty of breaking developments in scholarly nursing and innovations in research tools. Read more on p. 16. Cover: Monica Ordway msn 97 phd 11 is now a postdoctoral fellow at YSN, continuing her research on mother-child interactions and the concept of mentalization. On p. 8, Ordway describes her defining moment and how her research holds the possibility of fundamentally changing the clinician-family relationship. mat ter n. Something that occupies space and can be perceived by one or more senses; a physical body, a physical substance, or the universe as a whole. A subject of concern, feeling, or action. Something printed or otherwise set down in writing. v. To be of importance or value. Signify. Leading the Future of Nursing As I noted in the last issue, we at YSN have been engaged in an interactive, thorough, and inclusive process to develop a strategic plan for the next five years. With the support of the University, the development of this strategic plan began with a two-day retreat involving virtually each and every member of the YSN faculty and staff. After the retreat, work teams were formed, student representatives were involved, and an ambitious strategic plan for the future of the school was developed and approved. Much has been written and discussed following the release of the The Future of Nursing report issued by the Institute of Medicine in the fall of 2010, 1 including my column in the previous issue. Our planning process was framed around this document and YSN s role in assuring the future of nursing. One of the recommendations from the report was to double the number of nurses with a doctorate by As a leading school of nursing, we committed to growing our leadership in doctoral preparation in nursing. This issue of Yale Nursing Matters focuses on doctoral education at YSN and our efforts to lead in health care in the United States and across the world. You might ask why doctoral education is so important and why Yale should lead in the field when historically, our strength has been in master s education. We all know of the nursing shortage in the United States, and studies show that this will only grow. A lack of nursing faculty is forcing tens of thousands of bright and talented students to be turned away from nursing programs. 2 Growing doctoral education is an important way of ensuring that faculty are available to teach the next generation of nurses. Our doctoral programs will help to address the faculty shortage and will develop leaders in research, health care policy, and clinical practice. In addition to our well-regarded PhD program, this fall we will launch our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Twelve students will be admitted, and along with six new PhD students, we will have tripled our doctoral enrollment. In this issue we interview the director of the DNP program, Dr. Margaret Moss. To accommodate these new programs and students, we are right-sizing our MSN programs by focusing on those where we have the strongest applicants and can deliver the best programs. In addition, we are examining our curricula to make sure that the content is cutting edge and delivered by expert teachers. Financial aid for all of these programs is a great need. If you are worried about where the nurses of the future will come from, I hope you will help ensure that they exist when we need them. Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Annie Goodrich Professor 1. Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 2.American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Nursing faculty shortage. volume 12 NUMBeR 2 YALE NURSING MATTERS 3 ysn spotlight news American Diabetes Association Grant to Develop TeenCope 2.0 Theresa Brown, RN, Presented Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Talk YSN Dean Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, and Associate Professor Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN, were awarded $750,000 from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to expand on past successes in helping adolescents cope with type 1 diabetes. The research grant, entitled Integrating Behavioral Care for Teens with Diabetes, is funded through the ADA Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Award in Health Services Research in Clinical Care Delivery program, in support of research that examines clinical interventions and programs leading to improvements in care delivery, patient engagement, and self-management for diabetes. Grey and Whittemore developed TeenCope, an online forum using an eye-catching graphic novel format, to get adolescents talking to one another about managing diabetes. The new threeyear project will enhance online participation through social networking and will integrate an online educational program aimed at problem-solving for teens with diabetes. Last fall, YSN hosted a talk by Theresa Brown, RN, a 2011 Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale. each year, the fellowship brings renowned journalists to campus. Patients come to the hospital for nursing care an obvious truth often overlooked, Brown said. Nurses must tell our stories to make our value clear. Brown is a practicing nurse and a regular contributor to the New York Times Well blog and CNN.com. She recently published the book Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between. YSN Launches New Website YSN Is Turning 90! YSN s Office of Public Affairs has worked with Yale Communications and ITS experts on a complete redesign of the YSN website, using Drupal, a content management system integrated throughout the Yale University campus. This redesign is a complete makeover of the current School website, including new and revised content, easier and more concise navigation, and a design that incorporates current Web best practices. In addition, YSN news is highlighted prominently on the homepage, and a new feature, Spotlight, is used to bring attention to the work of faculty, students, alumnae/i, and staff, on behalf of the profession. YSN s new website will also coordinate and tie into our social media communications through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms for a well-rounded and targeted means of sharing all of the news and work being done at YSN. The year 2013 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of YSN, the first university-based school of nursing in the United States. Since its founding in 1923, YSN has prepared nurses under an educational, rather than apprenticeship, program, an extreme innovation in its time. A group is now forming to begin planning for this very special occasion. To be involved, please contact John Powers, YSN Director of Public Affairs, at or YALE NURSING MATTERS volume 12 NUMBeR 2 Two YSN Students Awarded Prestigious Yale Law School Gruber Fellowships YSN students erin George 12 and Nichole Trumper 12 were named recipients of Yale Law School s Gruber Global Justice and Women s Rights Fellowships for academic year Nichole Trumper will spend her fellowship year with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) in Limón, Nicaragua, as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Trumper s primary project will be to support the Pediatric Health Program through execution of acute and preventative patient care, the creation and distribution of health education materials, and streamlining data tracking and institutional memory practices. Secondary projects include designing and implementing community outreach activities focused on dental hygiene, water sanitation, and healthy habits. Erin George will work with Partners In Health, in partnership with Haitian health care leaders, to build capacity among Haitian nurses and midwives. George will conduct needs assessments of nurses and midwives at Partners In Health sites and create clinical, education, and research partnerships between Haitian and American health organizations in hopes of strengthening the nursing and midwifery professions in Haiti. In addition, George will take part in Yale University President Richard Levin s Public Service Fellowship, founded to provide expanded opportunities for Yale students to work on behalf of economic development, human development, and neighborhood revitalization with public sector and nonprofit organizations in the city of New Haven. faculty recognition Barbara Guthrie Selected for Institute of Medicine Committee Barbara Guthrie, PhD, RN, FAAN, YSN Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been named to a committee formed by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. The committee was formed at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a study of sex trafficking of children in the United States. The panel of experts will review relevant research and inform future policy and practices within law enforcement, human services, and health care agencies. In addition, Guthrie was recently appointed the Institutional Representative for Yale to the Connecticut Network for Women in Higher education. Ruth McCorkle Awarded the 2011 Yale Cancer Center Research Prize Nancy Redeker s Textbook Awarded AJN Book of the Year The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) named Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice a Book of the Year for The graduate-level nursing textbook was co-edited by Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAAN, YSN Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarly Affairs. The award states, This well-written book provides a thorough exploration of sleep disorders. It outlines nursing care and guidelines to assist in the workup for sleep disturbances. The AJN judges also state that the book provides information on a topic that s not always covered in curriculum but is relevant to all patients. Pat Ryan-Krause Named Connecticut NAPNAP PNP of the Year YSN Associate Professor Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, RN, MSN, CPNP, has been awarded the Connecticut National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) PNP of the Year award for The award is offered to the member who best exemplifies the mission of NAPNAP: promoting optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education, or research. The award was presented at the third annual CT NAPNAP Conference. Jacquelyn Taylor Received Top Nursing Research Honors YSN Professor Ruth McCorkle, PhD, FAAN, was presented the 2011 Yale Cancer Center Research Prize for her article Healthcare Utilization in Women After Abdominal Surgery for Ovarian Cancer in the January/February issue of Nursing Research. The award was part of Yale Cancer Center s Third Annual Conclave and Dinner Meeting on November 21. (l r) YSN Professor Tish Knobf, McCorkle, Catherine Lyons, Director of Oncology Nursing at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Thomas Lynch, Director of Yale Cancer Center. Associate Professor Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAAN, was recognized by the International Society of Nurses in Genetics with the Outstanding Research Award for her studies of hypertension in African American families. In addition, Taylor was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Fellowship in AAN is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in the nursing profession. volume 12 NUMBeR 2 YALE NURSING MATTERS 5 YSN to Offer Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Beginning in the fall of 2012, YSN will admit its first class of students for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The DNP at YSN is the product of two years of work by a faculty task force, chaired by Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, who will serve as Director of the program. The DNP will enroll at least 12 students for the fall semester of 2012, and ramp up to 18 students by the third year of operation. What follows is an interview with Dr. Moss. 6 YALE NURSING MATTERS volume 12 NUMBeR 2 What was/is the motivation behind establishing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at YSN? We wanted to develop more ways for nursing to be at the table, and we especially wanted to develop a doctoral-level program that could build on the YSN master s advanced practice specialties. And we wanted to do DNP right not to do what many other schools were doing, eliminating their master s programs and creating direct BSN-to-DNP options. We believed that with a firm grounding in advanced practice, and with our experience in the Nursing Management, Policy, and Leadership specialty, we could produce a program that would attract people who want to shake up the world. What is the difference between the PhD in nursing and the DNP? A PhD degree in nursing is an academic degree. It is focused on discovery, new knowledge and disseminating that knowledge for use in practice and policy. The PhD-prepared nurse often goes into an academic teaching or research position. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a professional degree. Students will learn how to scan the environment for new knowledge, thinking, and ideas and evaluate their uses. Although some may be involved in research in some capacity, they will be armed to carry the knowledge generated into the practice, program, and policy arenas. They will help shape practice and patient outcomes. What kind of students do you expect the DNP program at YSN to attract? The YSN DNP focuses on mid-career to senior nurses ready to take the next step in obtaining a terminal degree in their field. These are post-master s nurses who may hold a variety of graduate degrees, bringing a wide range of diversity in thought and experiences to the program. They will be from clinical practice, academia, industry, policy, and other areas. What are the benefits for a person to pursue a DNP? How would a person completing this program differ from an MSN? After completing YSN s coursework, the DNP nurse will be well versed in the business, ethics, policy, and leadership spaces affecting health care. This post-master s degree program requires application hours where didactic learning is enhanced with experiences outside of the classroom. The opportunities for positions in and around health care will open for those nurses holding a terminal degree in their field. Can you describe how the DNP program will work at YSN? What are some highlights people should know about? The DNP program was conceived to be accessible to those students who wanted or needed to continue in their work-life positions. In the first year, 2012, the program will be offered part time, and then in 2013 and thereafter, there will be the option of full or part time. Four courses will be online hybrids where students enroll in traditional 15-week semesters, and coursework is mostly completed online with monthly on-campus sessions. Five courses will be intensives, where students come to campus for a week between semesters to take a course. And the capstone will take place where the student resides in the last year as they put a project into place. What makes the DNP program at Yale unique compared with other programs? There are several things setting the YSN DNP apart. Yale, as a top-tier U.S. university, affords the student access to world class faculty, libraries, museums, and other resources, all lending to Yale s undisputed reputation as a leader in higher education. Second, at YSN, DNP applicants can hold a master s or other graduate degree (JD, MBA, etc.) in a related field to the foci of the program. This opens up the experiences of all students. And finally, this is a postmaster s program focusing on strengthening nursing s presence at the table and being able to shape health care in this era of change and reform. What do you envision for the future of the DNP program at YSN? As the program grows, I envision our partners and alumni to grow and make inroads into the program itself, as well as policy, programmatic, and systematic changes widely. How will the DNP at Yale affect health care in general? Does it fit into the health care trends in Washington and with insurance companies? In Washington, DC, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has set into motion change and reform in health care. Over the next few years, thousands of resulting regulations will roll out of the executive agencies. States will be affected greatly and will in turn shape how the ACA will look in practice. Having doctorally prepared nurses specifically educated in how business, data, ethics, evidence, and policy shape these changes is answering the call to lead reform and shape the future of nursing. More effective delivery of care will be the outcome. volume 12 NUMBeR 2 YALE NURSING MATTERS 7 Holding Up a Mirror to Mothering by zoe keller A child s first mirror is the mother s face. Monica Ordway, PhD, APRN, reflected on the suggestion of noted pediatrician Donald Winnicott that, when a baby looks at his mother, he sees himself. According to Ordway, this early concept of mirroring marks the beginning of the child s emotional development as an individual. This idea is also the impetus for Ordway s commitment to enhancing parent-child relationships. Ordway is a postdoctoral fellow at YSN, adding to the body of research she developed toward her PhD at YSN. Ordway is working to help mothers receiving mental health services to understand their unique, irreplaceable role in forming young minds. When it comes to a chaotic home environment, many mothers are at risk for believing that young children do not experience stress and trauma in the same way as older children or adults. They may think, He won t remember, he s only one year old, Ordway explained. But we now know that children who grow up in stressful environments are at risk for emotional and physical problems. It will affect whether a child has a secure attachment to his
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