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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.

Jemma Ayvazian, ANP-BC, and Jamie Cherup, students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, have been named 2013 Bob Woodruff Foundation-Jonas Nurse Scholars....Click here to read more.

nursing schoolMarine Corps Sergeant Emily Thompson Schelberg has been selected by the National Football League as the 2012 NFL-Tillman Military Scholar for her leadership and service to the medical profession....Click here to read more.

nursing schoolVictory Media, a media entity used by military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list....Click here to read more.

school of nursingJohns Hopkins University School of Nursing  joins more than 500 nursing schools committed to further educating our nation’s 3 million nurses so they are prepared to meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. ...Click here to read more.