School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
January/February 2012

Award for pediatric nurse practitioner

YSN associate professor Patricia Ryan-Krause has been awarded the Connecticut National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) PNP of the Year award for 2011. This award, given by the Connecticut chapter of NAPNAP, is offered to the member who best exemplifies the organization’s mission: promoting optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education, or research. Ryan-Krause is in her 22nd year of clinical practice at Children’s Medical Group and is the 2003 and 2008 recipient of the YSN Annie W. Goodrich Award for Excellence in Teaching.

YSN professor receives double honors

Associate Professor Jacquelyn Taylor was recognized by the International Society of Nurses in Genetics with the Outstanding Research Award for her studies of hypertension in African American families. In addition, Taylor was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Fellowship in AAN is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in the nursing profession.

Nurse-journalist is Poynter Fellow

On October 25, YSN hosted a talk by Theresa Brown, a 2011 Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale. Brown is a practicing nurse and a regular contributor to the New York Times blog “Well” and to She recently published the book,Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between. Brown called the talk an opportunity to link nursing practice with nursing narratives: “Nurses must tell our stories to make our value clear.”

McCorkle awarded research prize

YSN professor Ruth McCorkle was presented the 2011 Yale Cancer Center Research Prize for her paper “Healthcare Utilization in Women After Abdominal Surgery for Ovarian Cancer,” published in the January/February issue of Nursing Research. McCorkle’s research outcomes have continually improved patient care and supportive services for our patients. She is the director of the psycho-oncology program at Yale Cancer Center, the Florence Wald Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing, and a member of the Yale Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program.

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