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Date: Dec 2013

nursing schoolWhen students arrive at Hopkins Nursing, the first step is to have a photo taken for a badge—one that will be a constant companion all the way to the final step, graduation. “It’s amazing how much that one, small piece of plastic has seen,” Caitlin Dreisbach told fellow members of the Fall Accelerated Class of 2013 at the Academic Degree Completion Ceremony December 20. “What,” she wondered aloud, “would the person photographed on my badge say about the person who stands here at the podium today?”...Click here to read more.

nursing schoolThe New Year brings a wealth of new online and classroom-based offerings from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON)....Click here to read more.

nursing schoolA band of “misfits” from Acute and Chronic Care Suite 461 took First Place for 2013 in the School of Nursing’s annual holiday door decorating contest, an effort to spread holiday spirit and understanding of how the season is celebrated around the world. They found magic in sustainability, with a splash of generosity....Click here to read more.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) faculty and students prepare for the holidays while organizing interprofessional education events, presenting at conferences, and applying for grants....Click here to read more.

nursing schoolSafe Haven for Abuse Victims a Life or Death Matter. Housing availability can mean the difference between survival and further abuse or death for women who have survived intimate partner violence (IPV), according to professor Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, nursing doctoral graduate Jessica Draughon, PhD, MSN, RN, senior research program coordinator Amber Clough, MSW, and a colleague. Based on in-depth interviews with IPV survivors, the study confirms the critical nature of safe housing and identifies significant barriers to it. One is a disconnect between local housing and domestic violence service systems. Over 2 million injuries are attributed to IPV annually. For some, the drive to escape abuse results in creative but ultimately temporary solutions, such as living in a car or an abandoned building. “From a public health perspective, IPV survivors need safe housing as a first step in recovery. We can and must do better,” Glass says. “Funding, policy, and service delivery must be restructured to better meet these survivors’ complex physical, behavioral, environmental, and social needs. With growing numbers of IPV survivors likely to be identified through [Affordable Care Act] women’s health screening requirements, the time is now for action.” [“‘Having housing made everything else possible’: Affordable, safe and stable housing for women survivors of violence,” Qualitative Social Work, published online September 20, 2013.]...Click here to read more.