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Nurse Recruitment and Retention - Here for your support.

We would like to thank all Michigan Medicine Nurses for answering the call during these challenging times. With all the changes going on, we would like to reassure you that our department and services are still available to support your personal and professional development. Please feel free to contact our department for assistance or support.

Nurse Recruitment and Retention
2301 Commonwealth Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-2967
734-936-5183 office | 1-877-NURSE-UMHS 24/7 toll free | Email: nurserecruit_umhs@med.umich.edu
Web: www.UMnursing.org

A Continued Celebration of Nurses Week 2020

Nurses are there for us when we need them most, providing comfort, encouragement, and expert care to us and our loved ones. Nurses Week 2020 honored our incredible team of nurses. We invite you to join the celebration by making a gift and sharing a message of gratitude in honor of all the nurses hard at work, or in
honor of a nurse who has made a difference in your life.
Visit victors.us/nursesweek

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing

Congratulations to our nurses receiving the DAISY Award in 2020! Read more about each recipient on The DAISY Foundation website:

Hanna Enriquez-Chiang, RN
Central Staffing Resources - February 2020

Lisa Jastrzembski, RN
6D Critical Care Medicine Unit - January 2020

Michael Riviera, RN
6D Critical Care Medicine Unit - January 2020

Program Enhancements - The DAISY Award nomination form is now online for our patients and families to nominate an extraordinary UM nurse. Nominations can now be made online at our DAISY Award Nomination Form, www.UMnursing.org, or by texting the word "DAISY" to 313131. We also have the current paper nominations available for units requesting the forms. The new nomination process has netted over 500 nominations in 2020!

Andrea Kline published book - Cases in Pediatric Acute Care: Strengthening Clinical Decision Making

Andrea Kline, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM and her colleague, Cathy Haut (Delaware), had their book, Cases in Pediatric Acute Care: Strengthening Clinical Decision Making, published by Wiley Publishing in April. They had over 90 outstanding contributors (NP, PA, MD) and 11 of the NP contributors were from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital:

  • Jennifer Helman (Otolaryngology)
  • Max Pizzo (PCCM)
  • Blythe Pollack (PCCM)
  • Paige Rieckhoff (Neuro)
  • Ann Marie Ramsey (Stable Vent Unit)
  • Christine Renke (PCCM)
  • Stephanie Robell (PCCM)
  • Stacey Sears (PCCM)
  • Natalie (Hecht) Sinicropi (Cardiac Surgery)
  • Jessica Spruit (BMT & Palliative Care)
  • Jennifer Wright (Palliative Care)
Debbie Kovacevich presented American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Debbie Kovacevich, MPH, RN (Clinical Director of Home Care) gave a virtual lecture as the annual onsite conference in Tampa was canceled. Home Parenteral Nutrition: Nursing Considerations in HPN Management. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference, March 31.

In Honor of our Nurses...

Inspiring videos honor the tremendous efforts of our nurses in serving our community during this pandemic:

View above or visit link: "Nursing Heroes"

View at right or visit link: "To the Front"

"Pictures of Heroes" | "Thank You" | "Sean's Story"



Irene Knokh - presentation accepted Minnesota Online Quality Initiative START Symposium

Congratulations to Irene Knokh, Professional Development and Education for having her presentation, Professional Development on a shoestring: it can be done!, accepted into the Minnesota Online Quality Imitative START Symposium 2020 virtual conference.

Denise O'Brien inducted 2020 Class of Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) Fellows

Denise O'Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FASPAN, FAAN (Operating Rooms/PACU) was inducted into the 2020 Class of Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) Fellows. This is a highly prestigious honor and only awarded to those members of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) who epitomize the excellence of Clinical Nurse Specialist as leaders of the nursing profession, staunch advocates for patients and families, and forerunners of innovations to improve the health of populations. The new fellows will be inducted on March 11, 2020 during the NACNS 2020 conference.

New UMSN Masters Degree - Leadership, Analytics and Innovation Fall 2020

Leadership, Analytics and Innovation

The new Master's in Nursing is targeted to building leaders that are data-driven, forward thinking and action oriented. It launches in Fall of 2020 with two admission cohorts and is fully online. This unique program will have the University of Michigan experience and high level quality while offering flexibility and real world experiences with a deep faculty experience. Participants will learn from a range of disciplines, and be mentored by faculty who are national and global leaders.

Leadership, Analytics and Innovation Program | University of Michigan School of Nursing

 

Denise O'Brien inducted 2020 Class of Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) Fellows

Denise O'Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FASPAN, FAAN (Operating Rooms/PACU) was inducted into the 2020 Class of Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) Fellows. This is a highly prestigious honor and only awarded to those members of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) who epitomize the excellence of Clinical Nurse Specialist as leaders of the nursing profession, staunch advocates for patients and families, and forerunners of innovations to improve the health of populations. The new fellows will be inducted on March 11, 2020 during the NACNS 2020 conference.

Rebeca Biriiac presented Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

Rebeca Biriiac, RN (Medical Short Stay Unit) presented a poster, Save Our Skin, Pressure Injury Prevention, at the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses in Chicago, IL. Rebeca is graduating with her Clinical Nurse Specialist degree and this was the clinical project that she completed with 8C partners, Latoya Freeman, CNS and Meghan Badgerow, ENC.

Kristin Fulton featured INSider - Infusion Nurses Society membership newsletter

Kristin Fulton, BSN, RN, CRNI, was featured in the September/October INSider, the official membership news publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. Kristin led a team of nine Michigan Medicine infusion nurses to achieve their CRNI certifications (Certified Registered Nurse Infusion). | Read full article

UMSN Masters Degree Offered for Fall 2020 Leadership, Analytics and Innovation

Are you a Michigan Medicine nurse who is looking for a degree in leadership? The UMSN masters degree (Leadership, Analytics and Innovation or LAI) is being offered online for the first time for Fall 2020 and applications are being accepted now for the new program. The School of Nursing Dean, Patricia Hurn states: "I am particularly interested in making this readily available to Michigan Medicine nurses. We have folks very ready to steer any interested nurses through the system and to help them in every way. Any Michigan Medicine nurse is welcome to contact me directly or to go to the LAI program lead Dr. Barb Medvec https://nursing.umich.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/barbara-medvec"

Leadership, Analytics and Innovation Program | University of Michigan School of Nursing

Critical Care Medicine Unit (CCMU) awarded Gold-level AACN Beacon Award

The Michigan Medicine Critical Care Medicine Unit (CCMU) successfully achieved a GOLD-level AACN American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award for Excellence. CCMU's accomplishment represents one of many significant milestones on the path to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care. Congratulations to the entire CCMU team. Receiving this award truly reflects a commitment to excellence in patient care as well as staff engagement.

Beacon Award | American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Paul Gibson, Krystal Cline and Karra Dettling presented poster 2019 AMSN Med-Surg Conference

Nursing at Michigan's 5B Acute Care Medicine Unit recently had the honor of presenting their poster at the 2019 AMSN Med-Surg conference in Chicago at the end of September. The poster was titled "Bedside Report Booster Shot: A Building Block for Patient Safety". This work was led by staff nurses Paul Gibson MSN, Krystal Cline BSN, CMSRN and Karra Dettling RN. Their work was well received and they were asked for their contact information by many.

Lisa Chismar, Pam Black and Pete Bryant published American Organization of Nurse Leaders Voice of Nursing Leadershp September issue

Congratulations to Lisa Chismar RN, Pam Black RN and Pete Bryant, BSN, RN for being recognized on a national level for the work they have done to promote staff wellness - specifically, creating a space for wellness on their Michigan Medicine nursing unit, 4D. Their article "Taking a break: Creating the Zen Den" was published in the September issue of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders Voice of Nursing Leadership. Active AONL members can access the entire publication via this link. https://www.aonl.org/system/files/media/file/2019/09/voice-september-2019.pdf

Nursing at Michigan Influencing the World!
Michigan Medicine Nurses: Remember to Enter Your Professional Contributions

Have you recently completed a manuscript, book chapter, or presentation? Have you received a grant or award? If so, we’d like to hear about it! Please take a few minutes to tell us about your achievement by completing the survey linked below. Nursing Contribution Submissions:

https://umichumhs.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_25IgL1skzSQGUFC

This information will be used to recognize contributions made by UMHS nurses. It will be posted on the external Nursing Cited Work website (updated quarterly) and will also be included in the monthly Nursing Update newsletter, Nursing Services’ annual reports, Nurse’s Week activities, and shared at other appropriate venues. Thank you for your contributions!

Nursing Needs Victors - Philanthropy for Nursing at Michigan

Philanthropy provides U-M nurses with support and resources to deliver the most complete and compassionate care. It can also inspire them as they advance cutting-edge ideas to improve all areas of health care. We invite you to join our community to support and celebrate exceptional nursing.

Advancing Care, Improving Lives Brochure | Give Now ~ victors.us/nursing

Palliative & End of Life Educational MediaVideos Produced by Nursing at Michigan

Palliative and End of Life Education
For information about caring for patients and families who receive palliative care, visit our Palliative and End-of-Life Educational Media website.

Palliative and End of Life Educational Media

Featured videos: "Evan Mayday's Good Death" and
"Difficult Decisions in Pediatric Care: Just Because We Can, Should We?"

School of NursingSee What's New at the U-M School of Nursing
The latest information is now available on the web at: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/news-portal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Target Audience: All | Contact: Kathy Dunnuck | Last updated: 7/2/2020