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Celebrating nursing excellence:  (l-r) Vice President of Performance and Risk Management Dr. Ryan O’Connell, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Ivy, Nurse Manager of the Year Barbara Spodnick and Chief Nursing Officer MaryEllen Kosturko

Nurses honored at Bridgeport Hospital

Stratford resident Barbara Spodnick has been named Bridgeport Hospital’s 2015 nurse manager of the year for her outstanding leadership. Spodnick manages the resource support unit and bed flow at the hospital. During a time when Bridgeport Hospital’s patient volume has increased significantly because of new physician relationships  and wider access to health insurance, Spodnick is […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing

FDA publishes guidelines on pregnancy and lactation-related drug labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a final rule  that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products. The new requirements will provide a more consistent way to include information about the risks and benefits of prescription drugs […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing, pregnancy
Laima Karosas, clinical associate professor and director of the nurse practitioner and post MSN programs at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac nursing practice program gets grant

The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded Quinnipiac an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program grant, which was created to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nursing
School of Nursing Director Mary Alice Donius of Sacred Heart University's College of Health Professions - photo by Tracy Deer-Mirek 7/2/14

Sacred Heart names new director of nursing school

The College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University has named Mary Alice Donius director of the School of Nursing, effective July 1. Donius, a resident of Scarborough, N.Y., previously served as associate professor in the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle, where she was dean for seven years. Her prior experience […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, nursing
Nursing Professors Shery Watson and Susan DeNisco (seated, 2nd from left) with faculty members of the Institute of Technology Tralee after signing a partnership agreement on May 27, 2014. Photo by Domnick Walsh

SHU school of nursing partners with Irish school

A new partnership between the Sacred Heart University School of Nursing and the Institute of Technology Tralee in County Kerry, Ireland has been forged. The institute is located approximately one hour north of SHU’s campus in Dingle. In a news release, SHU officials said the schools’ partnership is a natural progression and something SHU Professors […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, health, nursing

Quinnipiac nursing school gets $50,000 grant

The School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program. Quinnipiac was one of 52 schools to receive a grant through the NCIN program, which supports traditionally underrepresented students who make a career switch to nursing through […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing
Diane Youd, Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Manager of the Year.

Bridgeport names nurse manager of the year

Bridgeport Hospital marked Nurses Week in May with a series of recognition events and activities for its 700-member nursing staff.   Diane Youd of Shelton received the 2014 Nurse Manager of the Year Award from the Bridgeport Hospital Medical Staff during a reception at Ralph and Rich’s Restaurant in Bridgeport. Youd oversees the SurgEase ambulatory […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, health, nursing

Greenwich to screen nursing documentary

In celebration of nurses throughout the community, on Wednesday, May 28, Greenwich Hospital will present two free screenings of The American Nurse: Healing America, a documentary film that follows five American nurses as they care for their patients in conventional and non-traditional healthcare settings. The film, which debuted nationwide during National Nurses Week, May 6 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Greenwich, nursing