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					Oakland University
SCHOOL            OF     NURSING

                    Fall 2005
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GREETINGS                                    Oakland University’s School of Nursing
from the                                     celebrates 30 years
DEAN                                         In 1975, Oakland University’s School of
                                             Nursing (SON) held its first class with its first
                                                                                                 responsive academic programs, create part-
                                                                                                 nerships and develop a community that is
This fall we’re                              students of this brand new program. Those           inclusive, respectful and diverse.
gearing up for
                                             students put their faith in a new school that
the 2005-2006                                                                                    As a result, Oakland’s SON has experienced
                                             was still waiting accreditation. Their faith was
academic year in                                                                                 many changes. In 1990, SON, in a partner-
the School of                                rewarded as they are now alumni of one of
                                                                                                 ship with Beaumont Hospitals, began offering
Nursing and are                              the top nursing schools in the area.
                                                                                                 a Nurse Anesthesia program, which was
seeing a lot of     Linda Thompson Adams
                                             The first dean, Geraldene Felton, was a             ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News &
great changes!
                                             visionary who guided the school toward a            World Report in its 2004 Best Graduate
Most notably, the Crittenton Hospital
                                             curriculum of knowledge, experience and             Schools edition. Programs also were created
Medical Center Multimedia Lab, which
has undergone construction for a             empowerment. She believed nurses should             to include accelerated second degrees,
second expansion and you can read            have time to plan a patient’s care, observe it      graduate-level degrees and a variety of online
about it in this newsletter.                 and participate in the decisions about it. She      programs. Today the school is working on
                                             also believed patients have rights and nurses       doctorate programs.
This year marks the 30th anniversary         should be advocates of those rights.
of the School of Nursing. We’re very                                                             “We’re very proud of how far we’ve come
proud of what we’ve accomplished             Fast forward to 2005 where Dean Linda               and appreciate the support and loyalty of our
during the last 30 years and look            Thompson Adams is carrying the torch,               students, faculty and alumni. It is our hope
forward to continuing to provide the         emphasizing empowering nurses in every              that we can continue to provide our alumni
best experience and education for            aspect — from day-to-day patient care and           with the support needed to impact lives and
future nurses. With our consistently
                                             advocacy to taking part in politics and policy      make a difference in the world,” said
growing enrollment, we’ve begun pre-
                                             change. Thompson Adams continues SON’s              Thompson Adams.
liminary planning for a new School of
Nursing and Health Sciences Building         mission to attract high-quality students, build
that we could begin construction on in
a few years! It’s exciting for us to begin
planning and exploring opportunities
for the future of SON.
                                             Getting ready for the glitz and
The new building will house smart            glamour of the 2006 Nightingale
classrooms and research labs,
dedicated space for the school’s
                                             Awards for Nursing®
community programs, and a welcome            The Nightingale Awards for Nursing® has been        Thanks to
center for students to grab a cup of         referred to as the Academy Awards of nursing        support from
coffee and study in a friendly, clean        by winners and attendees of the event. This         the community,
environment. It will also feature a crit-    prestigious awards dinner is the only one of its    sponsors,
ical care lab and a clinical simulated       kind in Michigan and honors eight of the state’s    donors and the
learning center so students will have
                                             top nurses. Kimberly Kennedy, 2005 winner of        School of Nursing Board of Visitors, the 2005
the most realistic education experience
                                             the Oakland University Distinguished Alumni         Nightingale Awards raised more than $96,000,
possible as we embrace the health
care changes of the 21st century.            Award, thought it was an honor just to be           which will be used to provide nursing scholar-
                                             nominated.                                          ships and purchase high-tech equipment and
Sessions have already begun for the                                                              computers used to keep nursing students
accelerated second degree, graduate          “To be nominated for a Nightingale Award was
                                                                                                 up-to-date in today’s health care arena.
and online programs. To accommodate          one of the highlights of my career. The award is
all the new students and programs,           so special to me, because the nomination was        The red carpet for the 18th Annual Nightingale
we’ve hired more than two dozen new          prepared by my peers and mentors,” said             Awards for Nursing® will be rolled out on
part- and full-time faculty members          Kennedy. “I am truly humbled and honored that       Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the San Marino
who come from a variety of areas and         they considered me for such an esteemed             Club in Troy and is presented by William
are experts in their fields.                 award.”                                             Beaumont Hospitals.
Enjoy this issue and, as always, if you                                                                                 continued on back page
have any comments or suggestions,
I’d love to hear from you.
                                                                       NEW FACULTY
                                                                                                                     Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

                                                                       Please join us in welcoming the nearly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                       30 new full- and part-time faculty to the
                                                                       Oakland University School of Nursing
                                                                                                                     Multimedia Lab expands again
                                                                       family. As the school continues to grow                                                                                                                               Career Corner: Occupational Health                                                  Gwendolyn Franklin ‘79 BSN has
                                                                       with the admission of new students and                                                          By incorporating the most advanced                                                                                                                        been accepted to the Robert Wood
                                                                       the addition of new programs, we’ve                                                             technology and replicating more accurate                               After getting her nursing         DaimlerChrysler is the only automotive           Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow
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                                                                       scoured the country looking for the best                                                                                                                               diploma in 1975 from Mercy        manufacturer to ever receive the award in        Program (see story previous page).
                                                                                                                                                                       hospital settings, it will enable students to
                                                                       and brightest in their fields. The new                                                                                                                                 Central School of Nursing in      its 10-year history.
                                                                                                                                                                       gain necessary skills, encourage them to
                                                                       faculty will be quite a complement to                                                                                                                                  Grand Rapids, Shelley Fenton
                                                                       our existing accomplished faculty.                                                              become active learners, make discoveries                                                                 Occupational health nursing is a great           Melissa Little ’01 BSN graduated with
                                                                                                                                                                       on their own and become creative problem                               spent the next 15 years raising                                                    an MSN - Adult Primary Care Nurse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                profession according to Fenton, where
                                                                       F U L L-T I M E FA C U LT Y                                                                     solvers as well as create safe practitioners      Shelley Fenton with  children, caring for elderly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                basic skills and experience from fields          Practitioner from Madonna University
                                                                       Wanda Gibson-Scipio, PhDc,                                                                      prior to their work on patients.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Corporate Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              grandparents, and developing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Achievement Award                                      such as outpatient/urgent care nursing are       in May 2005. She has also taken and
                                                                       APRN, BC                                                                                                                                                               and operating several hospital-
                                                                       Specialization: Adult primary care and        Four new bed units were included in               Nursing Lab Manager Patricia Ketcham                                                                     transferable. The field has seen tremendous      passed board certification as an
                                                                                                                     the expansion                                                                                                            based clinics. But there was
                                                                       research focused on social contextual                                                           said, “It’s a challenge to keep up with the                                                              growth as the practice expands into              adult primary care nurse practitioner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               still something missing. A 1990 BSN from
                                                                       influences of self-regulation and disease                                                       ever-changing technology, but it’s crucial to                                                            epidemiology, provider networks, case            She is getting married June 9, 2006.
                                                                                                                     For the second time this year, the Crittenton                                                             Oakland University and MSN, she finally
                                                                       self-management in urban adolescents                                                            the betterment of future nurses. We want                                                                 management, environmental health,
                                                                                                                     Hospital Medical Center Multimedia Lab                                                                    found where she was meant to be:
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                                                                       with asthma.                                                                                    our students to experience everything they                                                               preventative services, early detection,
                                                                                                                     underwent a little surgery. With another                                                                  occupational health services.                                                                     Deanee (Brummitt) Mauser ’94
                                                                                                                                                                       can in the classroom to ensure they make                                                                 health education, research and ergonomics.       BSN, ’98 MSN and her husband,
                                                                       Barbara Harrison, PhD,                        generous donation from Crittenton, the
                                                                                                                                                                       the best nurses in the hospital setting.               For Fenton, there’s nothing better. She is                                                         Jerry, welcomed a baby girl – Lauren
                                                                       Nurse Practitioner                            School of Nursing increased the lab’s                                                                                                                      As an occupational health nurse, one
                                                                       Specialization: Research focused on                                                                                                                    able to combine her desire to help people                                                          Grace Mauser — in 2002. She
                                                                                                                     square footage by 750 feet for a total of                                                                                                                  must be knowledgeable in business and
                                                                       dementia behaviors in older patients;                                                           “The updates in the new lab will enable us             with her business sense in the rapidly
                                                                                                                     2,250 square feet.                                                                                                                                         management principles as well as regulatory      became admissions team manager
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                                                                       the study results were recently published                                                       to do that.”                                           growing field where she is the Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                requirements. To care for patients, a nurse      at Beaumont Hospital in April 2005.
                                                                       in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s        Part of the overhaul included a new floor,                                                               Operations and Compliance Executive in
                                                                                                                                                                       With the rapid pace of technological                                                                     must also have a firm grasp on community
                                                                       Disease and presented at an international     high-tech lighting, computers and new                                                                    occupational health and safety services for
                                                                                                                                                                       advances, the lab will always have a need                                                                resources, family life and embrace cultural      Theresa (Kroll) McCarthy ’81 BSN
                                                                       nursing conference.                           classroom tables as well as the addition of                                                              DaimlerChrysler Corporation.
                                                                                                                                                                       to stay current and will continually update                                                              diversity.                                       works for the Chair of High Risk
                                                                                                                     four bed units that contain a bed, night
                                                                       Morris Magnan, PhD, MSN                                                                         and change to stay on the cutting edge. If             As an occupational health professional, it’s                                                       Fetal Medicine at St. John Hospital
                                                                       Specialization: He has served as a            stand, overbed table and foam chair. Each                                                                                                                  For those interested in finding out more
                                                                                                                                                                       you have items you’d like to donate, please            her job to help develop and implement                                                              and Medical Center, where she is
                                                                       consultant and scientific writer for the      unit is also complete with wall-mounted                                                                                                                    about nursing in the field of cccupational
                                                                                                                                                                       contact Ketcham at (248) 370-4066 or                   comprehensive health programs to promote                                                           responsible for patient education
                                                                       Agency for Health Care Policy and             blood pressure monitors, scopes and other                                                                                                                  health, visit the American Association of
                                                                                                                                                                                                better employee health and safety,                                                                 regarding diabetes, thrombophylia
                                                                       Research to develop national guidelines       assessment equipment commonly used in                                                                                                                      Occupational Health Nurses Web site at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              decrease health-related costs, improve                                                             conditions and more.
                                                                       related to pressure ulcer prevention and      acute care settings.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              employee morale, increase productivity,
                                                                                                                     The latest resources are available in the                                                                decrease absenteeism, facilitate continuity
                                                                       FULL-TIME VISITING INSTRUCTORS                new lab and the environment is an updated                                                                of care and maintain OSHA standards for
                                                                       Todd Ambrosia,PhD, MSN, CRNP                  and comfortable one. The lab is moving                                                                   DaimlerChrysler plants in eight states and
                                                                       Specialization: Muscuskeletal and neu-
                                                                       rological injuries and family primary care.
                                                                                                                     toward the use of hi-fidelity technology,
                                                                                                                     electronic simulators, virtual programs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              three countries. Fenton says she enjoys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              making a difference for employees and their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PEOPLE                IN    PRINT
                                                                       Claudia Grobbel, MSN, RN                      cat-simulators, which replace the hard,                                                                  families.                                               OU School of Nursing graduates Barb        Kacel works in a house-call practice
                                                                       (re-employed as a visitor)                    non-interactive mannequins.                                                                                                                                      Kacel ’04 MSN-FNP and Mary Miller          doing primary care and wound care.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              An exciting aspect includes developing a
                                                                       Margaret (Meghan) Harris, PhD, RN                                                                                                                      best practices clinical model with a team of            ’04 MSN-FNP, along with Associate          Miller works at Beaumont Hospital,
                                                                       (formerly part time)                                                                                                                                   physicians, nurses and administrative staff.            Dean Diane Norris published a              Royal Oak, Cardiology Department.
                                                                       Specialization: Acute care; pediatric         OU alumni accepted into prestigious program                                                              The model encompasses a standardized                    research article in The Journal of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Have you written a book? Published
                                                                       focus                                                                                                                                                  staffing model, policies/procedures, equip-             American Academy of Nurse
                                                                                                                     Congratulations to Gwendolyn Franklin ’79 BSN on her acceptance into the Robert                          ment, supplies, evaluation and monitoring               Practitioners in January 2005.             an article? Current students and
                                                                       Laura Pittiglio, MSN, RN                      Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program.                                                                                                                                                               alumni want to know! Whether it was a
                                                                       (formerly part time)                                                                                                                                   program, and clinical practice guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As a result of their efforts, along with the            The research article, “Measurement of      small research piece or an entire book,
                                                                       Specialization: Working with mothers          This three-year program is a national advanced leadership program for nurses who desire to
                                                                       coping with HIV/AIDS; critical care focus                                                                                                              rest of the occupational health and safety              Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job                send the article or title(s) to Amy
                                                                                                                     lead and shape the future of health care. To be eligible, nurses must be in senior executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              staff, on-the-job injuries have decreased               Satisfaction in a Midwestern State,”       Johnson at
                                                                                                                     roles in health services, public health or nursing education. Franklin is director of the Detroit
                                                                       Susan Saltzman, ND, RN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from 25 out of 1,000 workers eight years                examined factors that lead to NP job
                                                                       Specialization: Working with St. John’s       Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ago to only four out of 1,000 last year.                satisfaction and dissatisfaction.
                                                                       Healthcare and Detroit Area Agency for        Major components of this in-depth comprehensive leadership development program
                                                                       the Aging to develop the Northeast                                                                                                                     The team was selected nationally to receive             The sample consisted of 147 random-
                                                                                                                     include the completion of a core leadership curriculum, seminar and workshop sessions,
                                                                       Detroit Geriatric Clinic.                                                                                                                              the prestigious Corporate Health                        ly selected NPs who had completed a
                                                                                                                     pursuit of an individual learning plan, completion of an individual project, and significant
                                                                       Ann Whall, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA                experience with a senior executive mentor. The program focuses on five core leadership                   Achievement Award from the American                     demographic questionnaire and a job
                                                                       Specialization: Gero-psychiatry               competencies: self knowledge, strategic vision, risk taking and creativity, interpersonal and            College of Occupational & Environmental                 satisfaction instrument that was
                                                                                                                     communication effectiveness, and inspiring and leading change.                                           Medicine in Washington, D.C., in May 2005.              specifically designed for NPs. The
                                                                       W E L C O M E PA R T T I M E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall job satisfaction of NPs was
                                                                       Evelyn Burns, Regina Butler,                  Franklin is thrilled to have been one of only 20 highly qualified nurses selected from around                                                                    minimally satisfied to satisfied. NPs
                                                                       Tracey Chan, Megan Clippard,                  the country for this prestigious program. She said she is up to the challenge and added
                                                                       Deborrah Cook, Jason Cooper,                                                                                                                                                                                   were most satisfied with the sense of
                                                                                                                     that her experience at Oakland University has given her “the foundation for excellence in                                                                        accomplishment, challenge in work,
                                                                       Deeva Darby, Sheila Douglas-Collins,
                                                                       Mary Ann Fehir, Margaret Jackson,             nursing practice throughout my career.” Coupled with her experience in the field, she has                                                                        level of autonomy and ability to deliver
                                                                       Lynne McEnroe, Lisa McGrath,                  the skills and tools necessary to succeed.                                                                                                                       quality care. NPs were least satisfied
                                                                       Donald Morris, Dorothy Mullins,               For more information on this program, request a program brochure by calling the national                                                                         with compensation and benefits.
                                                                       Andrea Smedo, Kathleen Stornant,
                                                                                                                     program office at (415) 502-6451 or e-mailing
                                                                       John Stys, Lynda Sutton, Irene Truitt,
                                                                       Mary Williams, Darlene Wilkins

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                                                                                         You have the opportunity to cast your ballot to recognize a
Class Year/Degree __________________________________________________________________     remarkable nurse who provides exemplary, compassionate
                                                                                         care and solves health care problems. Each award winner
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                                                                                         receives recognition at the dinner as well as a $1,000 cash
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                                                                                  __     award, a solid bronze Nightingale statue and a Nightingale
                                                                                         pin. Runners up receive a plaque and a Nightingale pin. All
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                                                                        ____             nominees receive a certificate in honor of their nomination.

                                                                                         Award categories include Administration, Advanced Nurse
                                                                                         Practice, Education & Research, Long Term Care &
                                                                                         Rehabilitation, Nursing in the Community, Oakland University
Mail to:       Amy Johnson
                                                                                         Distinguished Alumni and two Staff Nurse Practice awards.
               Oakland University
               School of Nursing                                                         For further information on the event or for nomination forms,
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