American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Seven Nurses for Outstanding Contributions to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Seven Nurses for Outstanding Contributions to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing











Barbara Drew, PhD, APRN, BC and Shirley Smoyak, PhD, RN, FAAN


Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2011

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association announces the recipients of its 2011 APNA Annual Awards. These awards honor individuals who exemplify a superior dedication to and passion for the psychiatric mental health nursing profession. Awards recipients were nominated by their peers and chosen by a committee of their APNA colleagues. The awards will be presented to seven psychiatric mental health nurses at the APNA 25th Annual Conference in October.

This year’s recipient of the prestigious APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year award is Barbara Drew, PhD, APRN, BC. The Psychiatric Nurse of the Year award recognizes a psychiatric mental health nurse who demonstrates vision, perseverance, dedication, initiative and facilitation in the delivery of mental health services to individuals, families and their communities. Dr. Drew is a past president of APNA and an Associate Professor at Kent State University’s School of Nursing, where she established a successful child and adolescent psychiatric nursing program. Most recently, she has been heavily involved as Chair of the APNA/ISPN LACE Implementation Task Force, working to create a framework for the implementation of the Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing within psychiatric mental health nursing. “Barb demonstrated her ability to visualize a need for a future where the public would have a clear understanding of what advanced nursing practice is, who advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurses are, and a more coherent conception of what to expect from these practitioners,” says Jeanne A. Clement, one of the psychiatric nurses who recommended her for the award. “She is…a leader who leads and inspires by her ability to have a vision of the future.”

APNA is also honoring Shirley Smoyak, PhD, RN, FAAN with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her commitment, initiative, loyalty, integrity, and exceptional and meritorious service to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. “Perhaps more than any other living individual, Dr. Smoyak has helped shape, teach and preserve the body of knowledge that is psychiatric nursing. Truly, our profession owes her a debt of gratitude because of her long standing advocacy; she truly represents distinguished service and is deserving of this award,” says nominator and mentee Teena McGuiness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN. Dr. Smoyak, a professor at Rutgers’ College of Nursing and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, is a respected researcher and author in the field of mental health. She is known internationally as an advocate for psychiatric mental health nursing as well as for her pioneering work on the relationship between family systems and the patient with mental illness. A charter member of APNA who has served on its Board of Directors in the past, Dr. Smoyak continues to be an active and vocal member in the association.

APNA further honors the following psychiatric mental health nurses for excellence in practice, education, leadership, and innovation in the field of PMHN:

Award for Excellence in Education:

M. Jane Suresky, DNP, PMHCNS-BC

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Award for Innovation – Individual:

Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP

Hahn School of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Award for Excellence in Leadership – Advanced:

Lisabeth Johnston, PhD, APRN, CS

Independent Practitioner

West Hartford, CT

Award for Excellence in Practice – APRN:

Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APN PMHNP/CNS-BC, FNP-BC

Memphis, TN

Award for Excellence in Practice – RN-PMH:

Marcia Melby, RN-BC, PMH

Community Mental Health Center

Fresno, CA

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.

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Corporate Renaissance Group Receives Outstanding Sales Recognition From Microsoft Business Solutions

Corporate Renaissance Group Receives Outstanding Sales Recognition From Microsoft Business Solutions











OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) August 6, 2004

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRG) recently received recognition from Microsoft® Business Solutions for outstanding customer commitment and sales achievement and was named to the Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club. This recognition honors Microsoft Business Solutions reselling partners whose commitment to customers is reflected in their business performance and high level of sales achievement and customer satisfaction.

“Microsoft Business Solutions is pleased to honor CRG for its demonstrated strong commitment to customers as well as its high sales achievements,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tami Reller. “We deeply value our relationship with CRG and are pleased to recognize these outstanding accomplishments.”

“We are extremely proud of our staff who have committed to delivering superior sales, implementation, and support to Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains. This achievement comes from both the internal dedication and the support from our partners who buy our innovative products that extend the value of Microsoft Great Plains”, said Dr. Vijay Jog, president, Corporate Renaissance Group.

In addition to reselling and implementing Microsoft Great Plains, CRG delivers innovative solutions for data automation, financial planning and analysis, human resource management and interface management areas that extend the solution’s functionality.

About Corporate Renaissance Group

Established in 1989, Corporate Renaissance Group is a global provider of innovative solutions that drive better business management and performance. With expertise in business management applications, CRG has established itself as a leading provider of solutions that drive operational effectiveness. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices throughout North America, South Africa and India, CRG provides global solutions to global challenges. Their sophisticated, high performance software products and services, together with their unparalleled management expertise enable their clients to become value-based, performance-focused organizations. Their products are sold through a global network of more than 500 strategic partners as well as their direct sales team. For more information please visit http://www.crgroup.com.


















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Nominate an NGO Performing Outstanding Public Health Work for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service

Nominate an NGO Performing Outstanding Public Health Work for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service











PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

WASHINGTON, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011

To honor the achievements of volunteerism of outstanding non-governmental organizations working in Latin America and/or the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) invite you to nominate an outstanding organization for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service.

The award celebrates the achievements of national or local non-governmental organizations with a high volunteer-to-staff ratio operating in Latin America and/or the Caribbean that are performing public health work.

Nominations may be submitted at http://www.pahef.org/moore. The full guidelines are also available at this URL.

The award consists of a cash prize, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award. The awardee is invited to attend the annual meeting of the PAHO Directing Council and will be a guest of honor at PAHO/PAHEF’s awards program event in Washington, DC.

In 2010, The Peruvian League against Cancer won the award for its exceptional work in providing a range of screening and health services to combat cancer and save lives throughout Peru.

The Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service is part of the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint initiative of PAHO and PAHEF.

About Clarence H. Moore

Clarence H. Moore, an American, joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1947 as an administrative officer in Geneva, where he was instrumental in setting up the WHO regional office structure. He served as executive director and chief operating officer of PAHEF from its inception in 1968 until his death in 1988. For most of that time, Mr. Moore served as a volunteer, accepting no salary for his work at PAHEF.

ABOUT THE AWARDS: The PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas. A jury of distinguished public health professionals reviews nominations and recommends a candidate for each award to the board of directors of the Foundation for final selection. The awards have the unique distinction of recognizing both established and emerging contributors to the field of public health within the Western Hemisphere. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the awards are recognized as a career-defining achievement that brings honor and recognition.

ABOUT PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people of the Americas and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

ABOUT PAHEF: Founded in 1968, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas.

http://www.pahef.org/awards

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