–Congratulations to Sarah Landreville, a nursing instructor on UCF’s Daytona campus, for recently passing a national certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Landreville earned her MSN degree from UCF’s College of Nursing and is now board-certified by ANCC in mental health nursing. The ANCC is the largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization in the United States, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.
—Dr. Kelly Allred, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, has been awarded a research grant by UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training to study the efficacy of computer-based simulation for pain management education.
–The Florida Medical Directors Association (FMDA) has selected DNP student Herma Baker‘s poster for presentation at their upcoming Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum 2009 conference in Orlando, Fla. Her research findings are focused on primary care providers’ perceptions on comfort for patients at end of life. FMDA is the official state chapter of the American Medical Directors Association and a Specialty Society of the Florida Medical Association.
—Marcia Kent, a MSN Nursing Leadership and Management student, reports that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has selected her CICU/CCU unit for a 2009 BEACON Award, given to Intensive Care Units for excellence in critical care nursing. Kent is a nurse manager at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. They will receive the award in Nov. 2009 at the AACN’s annual conference.
—Maria Stahl, an adjunct instructor in UCF’s College of Nursing, was recently honored with a Public Health Leadership Award from the Florida Association of Public Health Nurses. Stahl is a graduate of the college’s MSN Nurse Educator program and teaches undergraduate nursing courses.
By: Heather Robbins, communications intern