I hope you have had time to enjoy the exceptional fall colors this season and are as excited about this academic year as I am. It’s been a fast-moving fall quarter so far by all accounts.
First off, I’m pleased to share with you that the keynote speaker for the 2020 Dean’s Annual Lecture will be Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, and CEO of the National League for Nursing (NLN). I hope to see many of you at this event. Dr. Malone is one of America’s most visible thought leaders on national and global issues facing the nursing profession, including diversity in the workplace, the nurse educator shortage, and the increasingly innovative and technology driven trends in nursing. The event will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in the Piggot Auditorium with reception in the Paccar Atrium. Please save the date and watch for more details to come.
In September, Bonnie Bowie, PhD, MBA, RN, was appointed as the Premera Endowed Professor of Nursing in Health Promotion and Care Innovations by President Stephen Sundborg. Premera Blue Cross created this endowed professorship in the College of Nursing in 2005. The professorship is intended for a nursing faculty member whose scholarship impacts primary health care, prevention, and innovations in care delivery.
Mo-Kyung Sin, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University and Alise Owens, DNP, ARNP, FNP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing have been accepted to the distinguished Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF).
Congratulations to Mary Field, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHON, who received a research award of $9,923 from Seattle Children’s Hospital for her proposal, “A longitudinal cross-sectional evaluation of nursing satisfaction with the electronic medical record.” Field, a Pacific Northwest native, received her BSN from Seattle U in 2007. She is now pursuing her DNP degree at SU in the Health Systems Leader track and plans to graduate in June. Her professional areas of expertise are in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and health care informatics. She also has an MBA with an emphasis in informatics. She currently works at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a nursing manager of the inpatient hematology/oncology unit.
Dr. Jennifer Fricas and the College of Nursing’s new population health initiative featured in the latest issue of Seattle U magazine.