News posts January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

American Journal of Nursing Interviews Brigadier General (Ret.) Bill Bester

Listen to this American Journal of Nursing (AJN) interview with Jonas Center Senior Advisor, Brigadier General (Ret.) Bill Bester. Editor-in-cheif of the AJN, Shawn Kennedy, moderates this interview about veterans healthcare and the roles of nurses.

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Congratulations to our Jonas Scholar Alumni!

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the recent graduates whom are now Jonas Scholar Alumni!

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The Jonas Center welcomes nearly 200 new Scholars this fall!

Dear Jonas Scholars,

On behalf of Barbara and Donald Jonas and all of us at the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Welcome to the Jonas Center family!

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[Video] Jonas Center Discusses Nursing's Role in Veterans' Healthcare

In early September, the Jonas Center partnered with the UCLA School of Nursing and the UCSF School of Nursing, to host two inaugural panel discussions and funders' briefings to raise awareness and support for the nurses who are on the frontlines of veterans' healthcare. More than 60 constituents attended each event, and more briefings are being planned in other cities for 2013.

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Navy Lieutenant Commander, Nurse Helping to Educate Others About PTSD

As U.S. service members return home after years of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Cmdr. Pamela Herbig-Wall, RN, CNS, PMHNP-BC, believes many of them will suffer from a silent threat: post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Jonas Scholars Program Reaches All 50 States

We are pleased to welcome our 2012 Jonas Doctoral Scholars cohort. These 198 exceptional nurses-144 Jonas Nurse Leaders and 54 Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars-grow the Jonas Scholar family to more than 250 scholars across all 50 states!

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Jonas Center Hosts Panels on Status of Veterans Healthcare and Philanthropy

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, in partnership with the University of California Los Angeles’ School of Nursing hosted its inaugural panel discussion and funders’ briefing at Hotel Angeleno to raise awareness and support for the Nurses who are on the frontlines of veterans’ healthcare.

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Jonas Center Launches Nurse Initiative to Improve Veterans’ Care

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor to

September 20, 2012 - With more than 22 million military veterans living in the United States, nurses in any setting must be prepared to assesses their unique needs and properly refer or care for them. Yet even experienced mental health professionals often feel unprepared to help veterans with reintegration issues, according to the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, which has launched an initiative to better prepare nurses.

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Darlene Curley, MS, RN, Executive Director of the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence speaks at the Oregon Center for Nursing's 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Shirley Chater: A Legend Retires

Shirley Chater, the first and, until now, the only national advisory committee chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF’s) storied Executive Nurse Fellows Program, stepped down from the post this weekend. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, will take the position.

“Nobody replaces Shirley Chater,” Fulmer said. “She is iconic and has created a program that will have an indelible impact on the future of nursing and the history of nursing.”

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