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Date: May 12, 2014

science of safetyWhat if the answer to patient safety doesn’t just rest in the hands of the doctor or nurse, but can be found through a clinician-patient partnership? Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, says it’s in the combination of science and collaboration that we will find solutions to the safety issue affecting so many hospitals and healthcare institutions. A new MOOC, offered by the School of Nursing (JHSON), is a great place for health professionals, students, lifelong learners, and even patients, to begin learning the foundational knowledge needed to ensure safe and quality care....Click here to read more.

The third time will be charming as the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing goes to the attic to retrieve 125 years’ worth of memories and surprises to share with guests at the third-annual celebration of An Evening With the Stars, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014.

First things first, though: Nominations are now open for the 2014 Shining Star Awards: Shining Hospital Star (two awards), Shining Faculty Star, and Shining Student Star.

Meet last year’s winners.

The 2014 event will feature food, cocktails, and award presentations under the stars in East Baltimore. The deadline to nominate a Hopkins nurse is July 15. An easy-to-use form is at

Nominations for the Rosenwald Star, awarded to an intensive care nurse who goes far beyond the call of duty, will open soon.

Families, friends, and colleagues will once again be able to purchase stars in a nurse’s honor (contact Sandy White, These will decorate the Pinkard Building, 525 N. Wolfe Street, during An Evening With the Stars. Corporate sponsorships are available (call 410-614-7961).