Margo Nixon ’11, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was named 2013 nursing alumna of the year by the Morningside College Department of Nursing and the Morningside Student Nurses’ Association during an award ceremony on April 17 in recognition of her outstanding professionalism. Nixon is a certified hospice and palliative nurse and serves as patient care manager for Iowa Hospice in Sioux City. Nixon is also an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium trainer, an approved educator for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and an adjunct nursing instructor for Briar Cliff University in Sioux City and Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
Deborah Garrison ’09, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, published “Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and Exercise” in Workplace Health & Safety (Vol. 60, Issue 9). The article discusses the benefits of exercise for patients with osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
Dyan Troxel ’09, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, published “Staging a Mock Trial: Educating Nurses on the Importance of Documenting Critical Values” in Nursing for Women’s Health (Vol. 16, Issue 3) about how a mock trial can emphasize learner participation in a safe, simulated environment. She is a quality management coordinator at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va.
Cynthia Batcher ’12, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, co-authored “From Model to Action: Using a System Dynamics Model of Chronic Disease Risks to Align Community Action” in Health Promotion Practice (Vol. 14, No. 1). The article addresses how health planners in Austin, Texas, are using a system dynamics model of cardiovascular disease risks to align prevention efforts and maximize the effects of their resources.
Steve Colvin ’12, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was recently promoted to clinical team leader of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital in Roanoke, Va.
Beverly A. Kantz ’10 and Karen L. Parker ’09, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduates, co-published “The Road Less Traveled” in Nursing Management (Vol. 44, Issue 2), an article about a rural hospital’s experiences obtaining accreditation.
Kenneth E. Hubbard ’12, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, co-authored “Telenursing in the Intensive Care Unit: Transforming Nursing Practice” in Critical Care Nurse (Vol. 32, Issue 6).
Rebecca Short ’09 (formerly Rebecca Barton), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was recently elected to the Ohio League for Nursing’s board of directors. She is an assistant professor of nursing at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
Robyn Woidtke ’12, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, recently accepted a position as a faculty member at the Florida International Sleep School in Altamonte Springs. She will assist in the development and instruction of a new series of clinical education courses aimed at addressing healthcare providers’ offerings to sleep apnea patients.
Tina Eldridge ’07, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was promoted to director of continuing education and staff development at MedCentral in Mansfield, Ohio, in December 2012. She previously worked as the clinical nurse/information services liaison and assistant nurse manager at the pain center. In her new role, she supervises staff and patient educators, works closely with community nursing programs to facilitate clinical studies conducted by student nurses, and oversees distribution of nursing scholarships to employees trying to improve their nursing education.
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