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Alumni association honors Rutgers-Camden nursing scholar

Saturday July 13, 2013
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A Rutgers–Camden (N.J.) nursing scholar has been honored by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education Alumni Association for her outstanding service to education, according to a news release.

The GSEAA awarded Carol P. Germain, RN, EdD, FAAN, director of nursing program development at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, with a Distinguished Service Award in April.

"It’s always good to receive recognition for one’s successful endeavors," Germain said in the release. "Hopefully, the award will inspire others to achieve their own educational goals."

The Distinguished Service Award highlights the GSEAA’s commitment to education, according to the release. It has been awarded since 1959.

"The GSEAA presents this award to those who have distinguished themselves in both service and education and have gone above and beyond their duties," Barbara Whitman, the association’s president, said in the release. "Carol is someone who embodies the award."

In the release, the GSEAA commended Germain on her numerous and significant contributions to the nursing profession in the areas of nursing practice, education, scholarship and leadership. Germain served two terms on the American Nurses Association’s Cabinet on Nursing Research and three terms on the Research Committee of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society.

"Trailblazing has permeated every aspect of Dr. Germain’s long and distinguished nursing career," Joanne Robinson, RN, PhD, GCNS-BC, FAAN, dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, said in the release. "She has taught generations of nursing students at all levels, from pre-licensure to doctoral, and co-authored one of the seminal texts in medical surgical nursing. Dr. Germain also has been a trailblazer in the area of nursing research."


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