(Photos by Janice Petrella Lynch, RN)
To kick off the week, Janice Petrella Lynch, RN, MSN, regional reporter for Gannett Healthcare Group, publisher of Nurse.com, gave a writing workshop. With the theme of "Anatomy of an Article," Lynch discussed brainstorming for topics, developing the heart of the article, creating strong leads and harnessing the power of words with an audience of about 75 nurses. The PowerPoint presentation was placed on the JFK intranet for those who could not attend.
Patricia G. Rackovan, RN, BSN, MBA, NE, senior vice president and CNE, presented a Gannett CE Direct gift to every nurse, and Michael Maisel, sales manager for CE Direct, Gannett Education, demonstrated the use of the allied health, nursing CE, certification review and textbook topics libraries and how they work together to build a curriculum. The group viewed courses from the libraries, and throughout the day Maisel gave individual and group workshops for educators, managers and staff.
A highlight of the week was the announcement of the Nurses Day award winners. JFK recipients are: Nancy Alviar, RN, assistant nurse manager, pediatrics; Cory Apsel, RN, assistant nurse manager, orthopedics; Carol Aquino, RN, assistant nurse manager, ED; Paulas Beuns, RN, staff nurse, postpartum; Josephine Delgado, RN, staff nurse, bariatrics; Marisol Arocho-Feliciano, RN, staff nurse, brain trauma unit; Ann Giblin, RN, assistant nurse manager, PACU; Valerie Gramby, RN, staff nurse, rehab; June Hall, RN, staff nurse, labor and delivery; Davinder Kaur, RN, staff nurse, rehab; Laura Kelly, RN, staff nurse, nursery; Kathleen Knott, RN, clinical educator, education and organizational development; Hillary Kosofsky, RN, staff nurse, preadmission testing; Mary Jane Malczynski, RN, staff nurse, family medicine center; Jeannine McDonald, RN, staff nurse, same-day surgery; Barbara Moffett, RN, staff nurse, Haven/hospice; Patricia Nieratko, LPN, staff nurse, endoscopy; Cherry Perez, RN, staff nurse, telemetry; Monika Ramirez, RN, staff nurse, intermediate care; Juan Rodriguez, RN, staff nurse, respiratory; Lori Sammartino, RN, assistant nurse manager, oncology; Gilda Sarnillo, RN, staff nurse, ICU; Esther Schaub, RN, assistant nurse manager, CCU; and Peggy Varga, RN, satellite ED. The National Nurses Week essay winner was Chriseline Beaubrun, RN, staff nurse, PACU.
"Everyone worked together to make it a great week, and thanks to the support of our chief medical officer, the medical library, the hospital foundation and human resources, our nurses have CE Direct to support them in their practice," said Catherine Keane, RN, MSN, APN-C, GNP-BC, clinical supervisor, education and organizational development department.
For information, visit www.JFKMC.org.
Janice Petrella Lynch, RN, MSN, is a regional reporter. Send letters to editorNJ@nurse.com or post a comment below.