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nursing schoolFinalists have been announced for the 2014 Shining Star Award along with winner of the Peter and Cynthia Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award, all presented annually at the Evening With the Stars gala, 6:30 p.m. September 27 at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON)....Click here to read more.

With the addition of six new inductees, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) reports that forty-two percent of its full-time faculty are now fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), recognized as one of the most prestigious honors in the nursing profession.  Dean Patricia Davidson, who was inducted last year, says becoming a FAAN is a momentous professional recognition. “Each inductee has incredible abilities, and this unusually high percentage of FAANs is reflective of our school’s  leadership in education, research and practice, locally and globally.”...Click here to read more.

nursing schoolWho hasn’t been at a crossroads and wished that a snap of the fingers could answer which direction was best? For those with a bachelor’s degree who are pondering a career path or a career change to nursing, the choice is about to get almost that easy with a proposed Johns Hopkins Master’s Entry into Nursing program.*...Click here to read more.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) faculty and students received appointments, leadership opportunities and awards galore, and are making their presence felt at an assortment of conferences....Click here to read more.

Awards for outstanding publications, faculty and students taking Chair and Director appointments, and students receiving grants—that’s the latest at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Outstanding Books and Journals

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness: for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 3rd edition, edited by Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, received first place in the American Journal of Nursing’s (AJN) Book of the Year Environmental Health category for its high quality and value to nursing. A reviewer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the book “will continue to serve as both a timely and comprehensive text for this nation’s 2.7 million nurses and for educating the next generation of nursing professionals.” Veenema’s text also received second place in the AJN’s Community-Public Health category.

In a 2013 survey of Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing readers, the Progress in Prevention section, co-edited by Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, was rated the most useful journal section to readers’ practice and profession. As the official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, each issue provides information for healthcare providers and discusses the needs of patients and families. Dennison Himmelfarb serves on the journal’s editorial board as a Special Features Editor.

Funded Research

PhD Candidate Kyounghae Kim, RN, MSN, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to help support her dissertation study “Health Literacy and Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior among Korean American Women.” In addition to her doctoral research, Kim’s goals include reducing the gap between individuals and the healthcare system and building worldwide knowledge of health disparities.

Faculty Ranks

Chakra Budhathoki, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care. A member of the American Statistical Association and the International Biometric Society, Budhathoki is an expert in design, analysis, and reporting of experimental and observational studies. He strongly believes in evidence-based practice and has assisted in clinical data management courses in the DNP program. He teaches biostatistics in the Master’s program, helps PhD students on their dissertation projects, and works collaboratively with faculty researchers.

Appointed for her expertise in disaster preparedness, Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a new faculty member in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. Goodwin-Veenema joins Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, in representing the School of Nursing at the Center.


  • Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, ANEF, FAAN, will serve a two-year term on the steering committee for the National League for Nursing Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation.
  • At the 14th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Pam Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, was inducted as President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • DNP student and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow Lisa Sgarlata was selected to chair the Leadership Development and Certificate of Need committees for the Florida Nurses Association.
  • Laura Taylor, PhD, RN, has been appointed to the International Transplant Nursing Practice Scopes and Standards of Practice Revisions Task Force—a group examining national and global perspectives on quality of practice, education, and collegiality.