NEW YORK NURSE: January 2008
Harriet R. Feldman, dean of Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, was elected the 2008 chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – the national nonprofit agency that accredits baccalaureate and higher degree programs in nursing. Feldman was also honored by New York University in November, when she received the Grace E. Davison award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions of nursing administrators to the education of nursing students. Concerned by the shortage of nursing faculty members, in 2005 Feldman led a consortium of health-related institutions in the Hudson Valley in a successful bid for a $1.3-million U.S. Labor Department grant. The funds provide monetary credits to healthcare facilities that loan master’s-prepared nurses to teach clinical courses. Feldman serves on U.S. Representative Nita Lowey’s Health Advisory Committee and is on the board of the Nurses Educational Fund, Inc. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
Ani Kalayjian recently received the 2007 International Psychology Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) International Division. The award is presented annually to a member who plays an exceptional mentoring role in an international context. Activities may include mentoring students or faculty in or from other countries, mentoring students who contribute to international research or who go on to work in international settings, promoting projects that advance the education of psychologists with respect to international aspects of psychology, contributing to the development of psychology in foreign countries, and assisting in research or applications of psychology as a profession in foreign countries. Kalayjian is a professor of psychology at Fordham University.
Karen Ballard and Winnie Kennedy are co-authors of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers. The book provides a thorough introduction to psychiatric-mental health nursing, including nursing assessment and intervention of common mental disorders; guidance in managing special populations; and the latest information on psychotropic drugs, legal and ethical concerns, and complementary and alternative therapies. Ballard, a pediatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, is NYSNA president-elect and previously held director-level positions at NYSNA. She currently is an adjunct professor at the Lienhard School of Nursing and a nurse consultant in private practice. Kennedy, a certified clinical specialist in psychiatric-mental health, is a senior nurse clinician with the Consultation and Emergency Psychiatry Service of Maimonides Medical Center and an adjunct clinical professor with the Graduate Division of New York University. She serves as co-chair of her bargaining unit and is a member of the NYSNA Board of Directors.
Beverly Malone has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Nursing, a nonprofit institution that seeks to improve the health of city residents, particularly disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, through research, education, community engagement, and evidence-based advocacy. In February 2007, Malone was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National League for Nursing (NLN) – a membership organization for nurse educators and schools of nursing at all levels of higher education. Prior to joining the NLN, Malone served for six years as general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing in London and was deputy assistant secretary for health in the federal Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton administration.