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Nursing at Michigan Fall 2022 Career Fair - Registration Begins October 3, 2022

Sunday October 23, 2022, 12:00-3:00pm
Michigan Stadium - Jack Roth Stadium Club
Registration Begins October 3, 2022 at www.UMNursing.org


Donate Blood. Help Save Lives.
Michigan Medicine Fall 2022 Blood Drives are Open to the Public

September 30
Towsley Dining Room

October 6
Towsley Dining Room

October 20
Towsley Lobby

October 31
Towsley Dining Room

1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor

Attendees are required to wear a mask, per Michigan Medicine and Red Cross policy, and respond to required COVID-19 screening questions via the ResponsiBLUE app. We’re still facing an extreme blood shortage across the country, so blood donation is highly recommended. | Red Cross Website - What to Know about the Coronavirus and Blood Donation

We’re looking for volunteers to help at check-in and the canteen tables. Details about donating or volunteering at the drives can be found here: https://wolverinesforlife.org/events

LaToya Freeman Appointed President of Ann Arbor National Black Nurses Association

At the 50th annual National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) conference, LaToya Freeman, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CPPS, HNB-BC, PCCN, was named the inaugural and founding president of the Ann Arbor chapter.

Freeman is a clinical nurse specialist for the Medical Short Stay Unit (MSSU). The NBNA was organized in 1971 and has 92 chartered chapters in 35 states. Congratulations, LaToya and all our nurses as part of the Ann Arbor chapter of NBNA.


Expertise, Positivity Spur Veteran Nurse to Educator of the Year Award

Karrie Martis B.S.N., B.A., R.N., NPD-BC, has accomplished so much in her 30-plus years as a nurse at U-M, but one of her greatest achievements was bestowed this summer: U-M Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) Educator of the Year.

“I’m dumbfounded,” Martis said, when asked about being nominated and winning an award. “I’m not usually at a loss for words. It took me a good half-hour to think about it and respond. I still haven’t wrapped my head around it.”

The award recognized her achievements in facilitating learners and colleagues in educational venues across Michigan Medicine. The courses that Martis helps facilitate include the Nursing Critical Care Orientation, EKG courses for nursing, Preceptor Development, New Educator Orientation and the Simulation Facilitation Course, which is open to eligible U-M medical faculty, nursing education or allied health personnel in concert with the CSC.

Read more - Michigan Medicine Headlines

Numerous Awards Earned by Our Nurses This Summer

Nurse-led Holistic Program Provides Patients Options at Back and Pain Center

Pain treatment comes in many different forms -- medicinal, massage, psychological and more. Patients who visit U-M Health's Back and Pain Center have recently been introduced to another method that's gaining traction and seeing success.

Meet the Healing Touch Program (HTP). It's a noninvasive, effective, non-toxic and economical program, one of many non-pharmacological pain management options provided by the center.

Healing Touch's inception and popularity has been shepherded by Becky Bail, R.N., CHTP, RYT200 and Tina Berkholz, R.N. Read more - Michigan Medicine Headlines

12 East Receives Beacon Award for Excellence - GOLD LEVEL

12 East (Pediatric Medical/Surgical General Care Unit) was awarded the Beacon Award for Excellence - gold level. The Beacon Award is offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and this award validates staff-driven excellence and patient outcomes that exceed national benchmarks. The Beacon Award recognizes an individual unit for its consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care to optimize patient outcomes. 12 East is a positive and supportive work environment with excellent collaboration between colleagues and leaders, high engagement, and low turnover. 12 East is driven by the nursing staff, nurturing empowerment, and leadership.

Nurse’s Book Tells of Life Raising Special-Needs Child

Kelly Miltimore, RN (Central Staffing Resources) was highlighted in The University RECORD headlines for writing her book “A Zebra in a Field of Horses: One Parent’s Candid Truth About Raising a Child with Special Needs." | Read about Kelly and her journey

The NP Who Makes it Go

In conjunction with APRN Week, Michigan Medicine Headlines featured one of our nurse practitioners, Annette Sandretto, MSN, APRN-BC, out of the Chelsea Health Center. Learn why Annette’s work in skilled nursing and family medicine is her "ideal job," as well as her journey to get there. | Read the story

Maria Bobo Featured in Latest Episode of The Wrap

In preparation for our Magnet site visit in January, Maria Bobo, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, CENP, NPD-BC joined the Michigan Medicine Headlines team for an episode of The Wrap. The podcast, which is produced weekly by the Headlines staff, is available on multiple platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and on the uofmhealth.org website.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing

Congratulations to our nurses receiving the DAISY Award! Read more at The DAISY Foundation website or click each nurse's name below to read their stories:

Our newest DAISY Award winners:
Jennifer Dornbos, RN - UH 7A
Cassandra Seidler, RN - Cardiovascular Center Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

2020-2021 recipients:
Lauren Castro, RN - 8A Acute Care Oncology
Hanna Enriquez-Chiang, RN - Central Staffing Resources
Valerie Forrest, RN - 7E Pediatric Oncology
Matthew Golem, RN - UH 6A Adult Rehabilitation Unit
Jennifer Hug, RN - UH 4C Cardiac and General Thoracic Surgery Unit
Julie Kemeter, RN - Domino's Allergy Clinic
Lisa Jastrzembski, RN - 6D Critical Care Medicine Unit
Kelli Marino, RN - UH 5D Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Amber Parker, RN - 12W Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit
Michael Riviera, RN - 6D Critical Care Medicine Unit
Thomas Sobeck, RN - 12W Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit
Glenna Soriano, RN - Medical Short Stay Unit
Amy Stodgell, RN - UH 4B Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Neuroscience (Neurosurgery and Neurology General)
Nicole Zabel, RN - 7W Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

To nominate an extraordinary UM nurse, use our DAISY Award Nomination Form, visit www.UMnursing.org, or text the word "DAISY" to 313131.

Congratulations to AAN Class of 2021 Fellows

Chief Nurse Executive Nancy May, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, and Professor Terri Voepel-Lewis PhD, RN, will be recognized during the American Academy of Nursing’s annual policy conference Oct. 7-9. They will join a class of 225 nursing leaders and scholars from around the world. Read more - Michigan Medicine Headlines

Nightingale Awards

The Nightingale Awards took place on September 2, 2021 at Oakland University's outdoor amphitheater. Dr Miller, President of the Health System and Dr. Nancy May, CNE for the Health System were present to hear the stories of nurses throughout the greater Detroit area that received recognition for exemplary nursing practice. Three nurses from Michigan were recognized for amazing exemplary practice with pediatric ventilatory patients, pain assessment, and educational efforts for our pediatric oncology patients. Award winners were Ann Marie Ramsey, Noel Baldwin and Nancy Tena.

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners announced that Andrea Kline, PhD, CPN - AC/PC, FAAN, FCCM has been chosen as the President of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth for the 2021-2022 term.

UH 8C is First Medical/Surgical Unit in State of Michigan to Receive PRISM Award

Congratulations to 8C, the most recent AMSN PRISM Award recipient. 8C is the first med/surg unit to receive this award in the stated of Michigan! The award application encompasses this exemplary unit’s strategies implemented for EBP, positive patient outcomes and healthy practice environment. Learn more about some of 8C's strategies in the video above or at this link: https://youtu.be/Cc5CCEGQVbU (3:03)

Congratulations to the Cancer Center's Heidi Mason, DNP, ACNP-BC, Mary Beth DeRubeis, MSN, FNP-BC and Beth Hesseltine, MSN, FNP-C for collaborating and being published in the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO). To read their work on Early Palliative Care for Oncology Patients: How APRNs Can Take the Lead, click here.

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly K. Monroe and Jennifer L. Kelley, CNS (12 West MPlan Partners). In partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital, their manuscript, Nurse/Resident Reciprocal Shadowing to Improve Interprofessional Communication, is now available in the May issue of Hospital Pediatrics. Manuscript available here: https://hosppeds.aappublications.org/content/early/2021/04/15/hpeds.2020-002345

Michigan Medicine's Trauma Burn ICU Team has successfully achieved a SILVER-level AACN Beacon Award for Excellence. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes caregivers in stellar units whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes. Units that receive this national recognition serve as role models to others on their journey to excellent patient and family care. A Beacon Award signifies a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover. AACN will acknowledge Trauma Burn's Beacon Award for Excellence at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI).

Rebecca Cherney, RN has been awarded the 2021 ANA Individual Innovation Award

Rebecca, a staff nurse on 8D, developed TrachTrail™. It's the first comprehensive, standardized adult tracheostomy care education program of its kind, focusing on combined nurse, patient, and caregiver training with emphasis on empathy for the patient and their families.

TrachTrail™ provides user-friendly multimedia content, emphasizing patient-centeredness and builds upon multidisciplinary collaboration to ensure quality of life with a tracheostomy at home. The ANA Innovation Awards highlight, recognize, and celebrate exemplary nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and health outcomes.

Learn more about Rebecca and the Award: 2021 ANA Innovation Award Winners Announced

Laura Horwood Interviewed EP Lab Digest

Laura Horwood, MS, ACNP-BC, CCDS was interviewed for an article in EP Lab Digest. Read the article : Reflections on a Longstanding Career in EP as a Nurse Practitioner

Sigma Rho Chapter Seeking Nominations Annual Nursing Excellence Awards

Sigma Rho Chapter nursing honor society is seeking nominations for the annual Nursing Excellence Awards recognizing outstanding nurses in the areas of Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Leadership, Research, and more. Please consider nominating a deserving colleague. You do not need to be a Rho member to submit a nomination.

Awards Categories and How to Submit | Deadline for Nominations: February 28, 2021

Questions? Contact Corinne Lee, Awards Chairperson: leeco@med.umich.edu

Eric Hartwell Excellence in Pediatric Hemtology/Oncology Nursing Award Nominees Announced

The Eric Hartwell Memorial Foundation announces the Third Annual Eric Hartwell Excellence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Award. Established by the Eric Hartwell Memorial Foundation, this award is provided to recognize a nurse who delivers excellent patient care and who fosters clear communication between staff, the patient, and the patient's family, all while creating an environment where the family is comfortable asking questions and can better understand the patient's care.

The nursing award winner will receive $1000 scholarship to use to attend a major conference or other educational oppor-tunity to advance their professional development.

We had 3 phenomenal peer-selected nominees this year:

  • Gretchen Cavanaugh
  • Stephanie Mason
  • Diane Phillips

Diane Phillips was selected as the award winner this year! We are very grateful for the support we receive from the Eric Hartwell Foundation for this event. It is a very special honor to be recognized by your peers. Their gift of scholarship money is deeply appreciated.

Nancy Tena and Melissa Andersen awarded grant approval Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation

Nancy Tena, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CPHON, BMTCN (7East CNS) and Melissa Andersen, MD (Division of Pediatric Psychology) have been approved for a $2,500 grant from the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation for their EBP project: "Enhancing Child and Family Coping with MIBG Therapy through Standardized Psychosocial Assessment, Preparation, and Trauma Informed Care".

"Even though we have started some of this work over the past year we can now look forward to a more standardized process of assessment and preparation for the MIBG therapy, and the evaluation of these interventions. What impact are we making (outcomes)?"

This work will start in January 2021 and they plan to use the funds to purchase measurement instruments, patient and family educational materials, and conference registration (they will be presenting their findings).

This is exciting news for our patients undergoing MIBG treatment.

Kellogg Eye Center PACU Charge Nurses nominated Evan Newport HOPE Award

Congratulations to the Kellogg Eye Center Post Anesthesia Care Unit (KEC PACU) Charge Nurses for being nominated for 2020 Evan Newport HOPE Award by The Evan Newport HOPE Award Committee.

The HOPE Award honors staff, faculty, and students who are making a difference in the lives of patients and families by demonstrating a commitment to patient and family centered care principles and behaviors. The nomination provided a wonderful summary of how the KEC PACU charge nurses are going above and beyond in order to improve the experience for our patients and families. There were more than 70 nominations this year, each recognizing exceptional commitment to patient and family experience.

Michigan Medicine Office of Patient Experience | HOPE Story

Carol George published Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management

Carol George, MSA, BSN, CNML (Clinical Nursing Director), was a co-author to a quality improvement project, A novel think tank program to promote innovation and strategic planning in ophthalmic surgery, that is being published in Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management. To read the work, visit: https://doi.org/10.1016/

Corinne Lee appointed ANCC Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs

Corinne Lee, DNP, RN (Educational Nurse Specialist, Professional Development & Education) has been appointed to the ANCC Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs (COA-PTP). Corinne's work will translate to shaping nursing's programs across the country.

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:


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.

Giving to the Department of Nursing

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

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