Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty and alumni leave a lasting impact on the healthcare community. This blog highlights just a few of the many accomplishments and acknowledgements they have received in the last several months of 2021.
Faculty Who Published Articles and Chapters:
-Megan Arbour, Ph.D., CNM, CNE, FACNM
-Anne Cockerham, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE
-Meghan Garland, MSN, CNM
-Nena Harris, Phd, FNPBC, CNM, CNE
-Nicole Lassiter, DNP, CNM, CNE
-Linda McDaniel, DNP, MSN
-Diana Jolles, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM
-Sybilla Myers, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
-Carla Bray, DNP, FNP-C
-Janelle Komorowski, DNP, CNM, CNE
-Kelsey Kent, PhD, PMHNP
For more details on the published work by our faculty members, please read our Quarterly Bulletins.
Rachel Mack, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, C-FNP, CNE, Appointed to ACEN Evaluation Review Panel and ACEN Appeal Committee
FNU Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Rachel Mack, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, C-FNP, CNE, has been appointed by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners to be a member of the ACEN Evaluation Review Panel and the ACEN Appeal Committee.
The ACEN process for the evaluation of nursing programs is a comprehensive four-step process with the program self-review and Self-Study Report as the first step. The second step is the site visit conducted by peer evaluators resulting in the Site Visit Report. In the third step, an Evaluation Review Panel examines the reports written by and about the program. The final step is a review of the process and the accreditation status decision determined by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.
Eileen Thrower, Ph.D., APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM, Inducted into Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Hall of Honor
FNU Interim Department Chair of Midwifery and Women’s Health Eileen Thrower, Ph.D., APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM, was recently inducted into the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Hall of Honor.
Her induction was based on her accomplishments in nursing research. Induction into the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Hall of Honor recognizes both alumni and friends (non-alumni) of the College for their accomplishments in one of the following areas: clinical nursing practice, community health service, excellence in mentoring, health care administration, leadership in health policy/ethics/law, nursing education, entrepreneurial leadership, excellence in student leadership development, excellence in volunteer leadership, leadership in clinical development and nursing research.
Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Receives Multiple Honors
Dr. Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP has received the 2022 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Advocate State Award for Excellence.
The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners. The award is given annually to a dedicated advocate in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners.
In addition to her work with Frontier, Dr. Stone-Gale is the Vice President of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network. She will be honored for her achievement during the 2022 AANP National Conference in Orlando, June 21-26, 2022.
Dr. Stone-Gale has also been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. Distinguished Fellows are U.S. citizens who have an exemplary career of ten years or more and who have made significant contributions to interprofessional healthcare. The induction ceremony will be held in San Diego on March 3rd, 2022.
Dean of Nursing Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, FAAN, Published in ACEN’s Bridges
An article written by FNU Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, FAAN, was published in Bridges, the quarterly newsletter of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Dr. Slager’s article, “Innovative Faculty Adjust to Students’ Needs During the Crisis” examined the quick actions taken by FNU faculty during the pandemic.
Diana Jolles, Ph.D., CNM, Participates in Best Hospitals for Maternity Assessment
U.S. News & World Report recently introduced its assessment of the “Best Hospitals for Maternity.” The stated goal of the assessment was “to inform patients and families who are expecting a baby and help them, in consultation with a healthcare professional, make choices about where to receive care for an uncomplicated pregnancy.” Nine experts in maternal and perinatal quality measurement, including Diana Jolles, Ph.D., CNM, were asked for their input on the proposed methodology.
FNU Faculty, Alumni and Students Participated in the 2021 AABC Birth Institute: “Birth Centers – Challenges, Resilience, and Growth”
Kelsey Kent, Ph.D., PMHNP, Selected as a Board of Trust member for the Tennessee Nurses Foundation
Mickey Gillmor, MN, CNM, Received the FNU Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and the Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award from the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
Angela Mitchell, DNP, FNP-BC, Presented with Dr. Sharon Hunsucker at 2021 NLN Education Summit: Use of Online Simulation to Guide Transition to Clinical
Barbara Bennett-Wolcott, DNP, CNM, Presents at ACNM Webinar
Barbara Bennett-Wolcott, DNP, CNM, Class 25, presented “Implementing Universal Intimate Partner Violence Screening Utilizing a Patient-Centered, Shared Decision-Making Approach” during a live webinar held by the American College of Nurse-Midwives in October. She currently is faculty at Washington State University’s College of Nursing.
Minyon Outlaw, DNP, CNM, Presents at DNP Conference
Minyon Outlaw, DNP, CNM, Class 33, was accepted for a podium presentation at the annual National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Chicago earlier this year. Her presentation was entitled, “Safely Reducing Primary Cesarean Section Utilizing the PROVIDE Toolbox in a Faith-Based Hospital.”
Kate Scott, DNP, CNM, Presents at Nebraska Nurses Association Annual Convention
Kate Scott, DNP, CNM, Class 33, was accepted for a poster presentation at the Nebraska Nurses Association annual conference. She presented her DNP project, “Implementing Effective Perinatal Depression Screening and Treatment in an Academic Outpatient Setting.”
We are so proud of all of the accomplishments met by the FNU community! Congratulations to all, and continue working hard to make a change. Please contact FNUnews@frontier.edu with any accomplishments you have to share!