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Med-surg organization honors trio of NYU nurse educators with writer’s award

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Three New York University School of Nursing educators were named the winners of an annual writer’s award at the 2013 Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Annual Convention in Nashville in September.

Marie Boltz, RN, PhD, GNP- BC, Elizabeth Capezuti, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Marie-Claire Rosenberg, RN, PhD, received the Research for Practice Writer’s Award, along with Laura Wagner, RN, PhD, and Michelle Secic, MS, for their article “Patient Safety in Medical-Surgical Units: Can Nurse Certification Make a Difference?”

Published in the January/February 2013 issue of MEDSURG Nursing, the official journal of the AMSN, the authors studied how nursing-sensitive outcomes in hospitalized older adults may be influenced by nurse certification.

Boltz is an assistant professor at NYU’s College of Nursing. Capezuti is the Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging at NYU and Rosenberg is an assistant professor.

Wagner is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, and Secic is president and biostatistician at Secic Statistical Consulting, Inc., in Chardon, Ohio.

All manuscripts were published in the journal between May 2012 to April 2013. The manuscripts were evaluated in different categories and the winners were selected by an awards committee.

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