School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
September/October 2011

YSN Professor Recognized by Nursing Academy

Associate professor Jacquelyn Taylor has been selected 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. Taylor focuses her research on addressing health disparities in hypertension among African Americans, and has studied both genetic and environmental influences on blood pressure. She will be inducted as a fellow during the AAN’s annual meeting and conference in Washington, DC, in October.

Nightingale Awards for Two Professors

The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut honored two Yale School of Nursing professors in May with its Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. Laura Andrews, an assistant professor of nursing, is also a senior acute care nurse practitioner in the critical care medicine department; at the same time she manages the medical rapid response team at New Britain’s Hospital of Central Connecticut. Deborah Fahs, a lecturer at the school, has been at Yale since 2007 and is highly regarded as an educator.

First Textbook on Sleep Disorders

Nancy Redeker, professor and associate dean for scholarly affairs, recently edited the textbook Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice with Geoffry Phillips McEnany. This is the first comprehensive, evidence-based resource for nurses on the prevention and treatment of sleep disorders, along with the promotion of healthy sleep habits. Focused on individuals and families across the lifespan and in multiple health-care settings, the volume presents core knowledge, latest scientific findings, and clinical guidance for assessment and intervention.

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