Friday, May 6, 2011

Distinguished nurses honored by College

The College of Nursing recently honored three distinguished nurses with its highest award, the College of Nursing Medallion. The Medallions were presented by Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor M. Louise Fitzpatrick Ed.D., R.N., FAAN at the 22nd Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony on April 9 held in the St. Thomas of Villanova Church on the University campus. The event is co-sponsored by the College and its Nursing Alumni Association.

The 2011 Medallion recipients are seen above with Dean Fitzpatrick and University President The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D. They are:

Mary Ann McGinley, Ph.D., R.N., Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Medallion for Distinguished Service to the College of Nursing,

AnnMarie Young Papa ’77 B.S.N., ’95 M.S.N., D.N.P., R.N., CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, Interim clinical director, emergency nursing and clinical nurse specialist, emergency department, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; president, Emergency Nurses Association, Medallion for Excellence in Clinical Practice,

Tara Siegal Cortes, ’67 B.S.N., Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, professor and Mathy D. Mezey Chair, Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing, Medallion for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession

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