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Text4baby, developed by faculty members Elizabeth Jordan, DNSc, RNC, and Ellen Ray, DNPc, is the cover story for the June/July 2011 issue of Nursing for Women’s Health. Jordan and Ray discuss developing Text4baby—a free mobile information service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition that sends important educational messages timed to the mother’s stage of pregnancy or to the baby’s age within its first year.

The September issue of Urbanite magazine calls faculty member Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, “one of the pioneers in the field of educating parents to more effectively interact with their kids” for her work developing the Chicago Parent Program. The Chicago Parent Program helps minority parents engage with their children to improve their behavior.

Faculty member Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN, comments on finding the right employment for doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) graduates in the October 2011 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Terhaar says that while C-level executives recognize the skills of DNP graduates, executives are not yet sure how to leverage those skills.

Traditional 2013 students’ participation in a landmark, nationwide simulation study is the focus of an October 24 article in Nursing Spectrum. Hopkins School of Nursing is one of ten schools chosen by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to participate in the study, which explores the role of simulation in pre-licensure clinical nursing education.

When School of Nursing PhD graduate, Lieutenant Colonel Kristal Melvin, PhD, NP, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, kissed the fiddling frog in the School’s courtyard this past June, she not only revived a tradition, she created a media buzz. Media that picked up the story include News Blaze, Organized Wisdom, Nursing Spectrum,, and Twitter. The story has also received an impressive 1,459 views by reporters since it was posted on Newswise, a public relations and newswire service, on August 1.

kissing the frog
Kristal Melvin planted a kiss on the JHUSON courtyard frog sculpture and single-handedly revived the unusual tradition of hugging and kissing the frog upon completing the School’s doctoral program.


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