November 09, 2011

Pinnacle Leadership Recognition Awardees

On November 4, 2011 the Ballroom at the Chicago Hilton Hotel was filled with nurse leaders from Illinois for the 14th annual Power of Nursing Leadership networking and luncheon sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year’s theme was New Challenges for Nursing in the 21st. Century. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. David Satcher, MD, PhD, former U.S. Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health. Satcher spoke of nurses’ exemplary leadership on health related issues as well as the challenges still to be faced in working toward health equity and the elimination of health disparities. Ethical leadership, he said, is required to face these challenges and is comprised of three facets-integrity, civility, and community. Successful health outcomes depend on appropriately identifying the impact of social determinants of health and on partnering with communities to eliminate barriers to health and health disparities.

In addition to Dr. Satcher’s keynote address, a hallmark of the event was the recognition of several exemplary nurse leaders in Illinois. One category of award, the Pinnacle Leader Recognition, was awarded to 31 nurse leaders in the state who were nominated by their organizations. It is noteworthy that three of the Pinnacle awardees were graduates of the Nursing Program at Governors State University(GSU). The three GSU graduates recognized were: Maria Nehmer, RN, MSN, University of Illinois Medical Center, Brenda Rocha, RN, DNP Advocate Condell Medical Center, and Jacqueline Whitten, MSN, DNP, Advocate Trinity Medical Center. The success of these nurses is a wonderful honor for GSU and the Nursing Program. Congratulations to all!

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September 22, 2009

Legal Issues in Nursing Survey - DNP Student Project

GSU faculty member and current DNP student, Shirley Comer, is requesting assistance with a DNP class project and would appreciate your assistance. Any nurse is asked to take a moment to answer a short 10 question survey on Legal Issues in Nursing by 9-28 at 12 pm. The survey link is provided below. The information is anonymous and the responses will be used as part of a needs assessment of the educational need for legal education in nursing that She is preparing as a portion of her final DNP project. Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shirley Comer at

Link to Legal aspects of Nursing survey

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May 13, 2009

Lisa Lowe, RN, BSN - Summer Internship at National Institute of Health

Graduate Student, Lisa Lowe, RN, BSN was accepted for a summer internship program (SIP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. Lisa will work side by side with an advanced practice nurse and a scientist in the area of women’s health. Lisa plans to build on the work of her experiences at the 2008 summer National Human Genome Research Institute ( NHGRI) that she attended with Dr. Tymkow.

The summer programs at the NIH provide students with the opportunity to work with leading scientists. Awardees receive a stipend for eight weeks of study. The application process is on-line and requires proof of citizenship, curriculum vitae or resume, course work and grades, a cover letter describing research interests, career goals, and name and contact information for two references.

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Lisa Lowe with Dr. Francis Collins at NIH, summer 2008

Submitted by C. Tymkow 5/2009

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