Blog posts January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

Policy Opportunities in a Presidential Election Year Darlene J. Curley, MS, RN, FAANThe goal of the Institute for Nursing Leadership (INL) at the American Academy of Nursing is to position nurses to lead change to improve health and healthcare and…
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The Critical Role of Philanthropy to Address the Healthcare Workforce Crisis Darlene J. Curley, RN, MS, CEO of the Jonas Family Fund and Executive Director of the Jonas Center, was among the panelists at the recent Philanthropy New York Briefing: Healthcare Crisis: Do We…
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Update: Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program (JVHP) By Brigadier General (Ret.) Bill Bester, Senior Advisor, Jonas Veterans Healthcare ProgramThe Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program continues to focus on improving the physical, emotional, and mental…
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Jonas Scholar presents at STTI Congress in Cape Town In July, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing held its 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. This Congress brings together more than 700 nurse…
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Insights & Misconceptions: A Discussion on HIV/AIDS with Jonas Scholar Dennis Flores June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. With 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV, and 45,000 new cases identified in the US every year, HIV care, awareness, and prevention remain…
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Columbia Nursing’s New Uptown Faculty Practice An Update from Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of NursingOpening late summer 2016, a new location of…
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Environmental Health, Pregnancy, and Progress: An Interview with Katie Huffling As the nation confronts mounting health problems stemming from environmental toxins, such as lead-contaminated water and synthetic air pollutants, the Jonas Center has stepped up to support doctoral nursing students focused on environmental health. The Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program will expand to endorse eight scholars at institutions across the country committed to studying the consequences of these pollutants.
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Nurses and Healthy Environments: An Interview with Dr. Barbara Sattler As the nation confronts mounting health problems stemming from environmental toxins, such as lead-contaminated water and synthetic air pollutants, the Jonas Center has stepped up to support doctoral nursing students who are focused on environmental health—the relationship between human health and environmental exposures. This fall, the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program will expand to endorse eight scholars at institutions across the country committed to studying the consequences of these pollutants. 
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Jonas Scholar Alum Reflects on Journey to Earn PhD I never thought that I would have the opportunity to earn a Ph.D. When I came to this country from Honduras, one of the poorest and most illiterate countries in the world, I was placed in the back of the room and ignored. This little foreign girl from Central America was not worth teaching.
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Darlene Curley and Jonas Scholar Alumuns Participate in National Academy of Sciences: Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Darlene Curley, CEO, Jonas Family Fund and Executive Director, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, and Emilia Iwu, PhD, RN, Jonas Scholar alumnus from Rutgers University, participated in a three-day conference organized by the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education (IHPE).
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