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Barbara and Donald Jonas Recognized as FAANP Honorary Fellows

The Fellows Executive Committee of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Loretta Ford Award and the 2017 Honorary Fellows. The following individuals will be honored at the 2017 FAANP Induction Ceremony on Thursday, June 22, during the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia.

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Jonas Center Celebrates Nurses During National Nurses Week

Jonas Center and other organizations shine the spotlight on nurses during National Nurses Week in Nurse.com’s recent article. Jessica Haas, RN, a school nurse in Texas, rushed to the aid of a mother who had collapsed outside a Dallas elementary school in November. The woman had gone into cardiac arrest, and Haas saved her life using an automated external defibrillator.

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Jonas Center Supports Online Education Course to Eliminate Children’s Lead Exposure

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare announced an online continuing education course on the topic of reducing children’s exposure to lead, now available at Nurse.com through June 13, 2017.

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Jonas Center Sponsors Schwartz Center’s Inaugural Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national leader in the movement to strengthen and sustain the human connection at the heart of healthcare, today announced it will partner with the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) to host the inaugural Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference in Boston, Mass. from June 25-27, 2017.

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University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded Jonas Center Grant to Endow Darlene J.Curley Scholarship

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been awarded $25,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to endow the Darlene J. Curley Scholarship. This latest grant contributes to the $255,000 that UMSON has received from the center since 2012 to support UMSON nursing students financially.

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Jonas Center Advisory Board Welcomes New Members  

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare today announced updates to its national Advisory Board, including three new members:

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Jonas Gift: A Legacy For Children's Vision

About eight years ago, philanthropist and entrepreneur Donald Jonas received some devastating news from his doctor at Columbia’s Department of Ophthalmology. “I hate to tell you this, Mr. Jonas,” Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD told him. “but it looks like you’re going blind.”

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Jonas Center Honors Champions of Nursing

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare will culminate its 10th anniversary year by recognizing champions of nursing across the healthcare system at an awards luncheon in December. The awards honor accomplishments of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing the nursing profession through outstanding leadership in a field so essential to our health and well-being.

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Jonas Center Announces Partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to establish a national network of nurse researchers, clinical experts and educators working to improve healthcare services for our nation’s 22 million veterans.

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EWG Announces New Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health

With the generous support of the Jonas Family Fund, EWG is launching the Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health, redoubling EWG’s decades-long commitment to children’s environmental health with a bold new research and advocacy agenda for 2017 and beyond, both organizations announced today.

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