2014 News

December 2014

University installs nation’s first critical-care transport helicopter simulator for flight nurse training
Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) students, specializing in flight nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing Program, will soon be training in the nation’s first state-of-the-art helicopter simulator.

CWRU finds more men arriving for class to receive an education to become a nurse
While the number of men in nursing has increased in recent years, Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has seen a huge jump in men enrolling in its master entry-nursing program.


November 2014

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic expand education campus to include dentistry and nursing
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are expanding their health educationcollaboration to include dental and nursing students on the campus already planned for the institutions’medical students. 

New book urges nursing profession to speak up
The new book Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom (Springer Publishing, 2014) implores nurses to speak up and be heard, from the hospital corridors to the floors of Congress.

CWRU nursing school awarded $2.35 million to study the link between the brain and health behavior change
A five-year, $2.35 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to study how brain activity motivates the chronically ill to manage their illnesses.


October 2014

Nursing school receives nation’s largest Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing a $3.16 million Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) grant—the largest among 93 accredited college and nursing programs receiving grants for the current academic year.

Nursing school receives grant to study how cancer patients make end-of-life decisions
The National Institute of Nursing Research has granted researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing $2.06 million for their project, “Mapping Complex Influences of Aggressiveness of End of Life Cancer Care,” which will contribute to NINR’s ongoing research to better understand the decision-making process for end-of-life (EOL) choices.

Grant evaluates how families make health-care decisions
Ronald Hickman Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, assistant professor of nursing has received a $350,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars award to investigate how to help family decision-makers when considering life-sustaining treatments.

Dads of newborn twins shorted almost as much sleep as moms, study finds
Mothers of twins struggle to get sufficient, uninterrupted sleep, but a recent study by Lisa Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, associate professor in the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, finds that fathers don’t fare much better.

September 2014

Nursing school to launch new MOOC on health care quality improvement
"Take the Lead on Health Care Quality Improvement" — a free massive open online course (MOOC) offered this fall by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing—targets ways frontline health care workers can deliver safer and better care to patients.

July 2014

Climate Champions – School of Nursing
In their first highlight of Climate Champions on campus, the CWRU Office for Sustainability recognized the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, their Human Resources Manager Kathleen O’Linn, and the school’s Green Team for their dedication to sustainability throughout their programming.

CWRU gets $1.6 million grant for nursing program to increase patient participation in clinical cancer trials
Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing and Clinical Ethics Director at University Hospitals of Cleveland received a $1.6 million grant over five years from the National Cancer Institute to develop and nationally test a program designed to help oncology nurses educate cancer patients about clinical trials. 

Support Team Aiding Caregivers of Cancer Patients Shows Success
FPB faculty Sara Douglas, PhD, RN, and Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, discuss their NIH-supported research to devise and test an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.  

June 2014

5 questions with…infection prevention, control expert Irena Kenneley
Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CIC, associate professor in the School of Nursing and an infectious disease expert, shares how a curiosity in the sciences led to a career in nursing. 

May 2014

Slogans sexualize breast cancer, marginalize survivors' pain
Mariah Wilson, a junior nursing student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, wrote a guest column for The Plain Dealer, describing her feelings about breast cancer fundraising techniques and slogans. 

CWRU Researchers Profile Women's Employment, Caregiving Workloads, Efforts and Health
A study lead by Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, provides a profile of women with the dual responsibilities of full-time paid work and unpaid care for an elderly family member. 

April 2014

Julie Mooney Named to Jump25.com 2014 All-Star Classic
Jump25.com named senior guard Julie Mooney to its list.  She is a three-time UAA All-Academic honoree as a nursing major. 

March 2014

Video conferencing allows near and far caregivers to help loved ones
Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, associate professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, recently directed a small pilot project that allowed long-distance relatives to be part of that conversation through real-time videoconferencing.

February 2014

Researchers developing technology to link patient records between hospitals, medical flight crews
Patients transferred with non-urgent medical conditions show at least a 30 percent higher death rate than had they stayed put. Andrew Reimer, KL2 Scholar and instructor at the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing is developing technology that overcomes the communication problems and mines information from patient charts.

Moms of children on life-sustaining devices embrace tips for managing over-stressed lives
Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP assistant professor, discusses the challenges faced by mothers with children on life-sustaining medical devices, such as ventilators and breathing or feeding tubes, and how they suffer physical and psychological distress from the stress of juggling treatments, appointments, therapies and daily family pressures. 

January 2014

Studies: Younger HIV patients more isolated, stressed than older patients; life expectancy improving
Even as more advanced antiretroviral therapies are improving the length and quality of life of people with HIV, those on the younger end of the age spectrum are dealing with more stress and isolation than their older counterparts, according to findings by Allison Webel, assistant professor.