5/23/08 - Nurse Authors Honored with Writing Excellence Awards by Nephrology Nursing Journal

Contact: Linda Alexander
856-256-2300, ext. 2411 • linda@ajj.com
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Nurse Authors Honored with Writing Excellence Awards by
Nephrology Nursing Journal

Pitman, NJ – Nephrology Nursing Journal (NNJ) presented its annual Writer’s Awards to nurse writers for outstanding contributions to the journal at the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) 39th Annual Symposium, in Philadelphia, PA, during the Opening Ceremonies on April 27, 2008.

Carol Headley, DNSc, RN, CNN, and Barry M. Wall, MD, received the 2007 Nephrology Nursing Journal Clinical Practice Award. Their article, “Flash Pulmonary Edema in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease,” was published in the January/February 2007 issue of NNJ. Headley is a nephrology advanced practice nurse and Wall is nephrology, associate chief, at The VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN.

Jane K. Gardner, DNP, RN; Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN; Louis Fogg, PhD, RN; and Carolyn Latham, MSN, MBA, RN, CNN, received the 2007 Nephrology Nursing Journal Research Award. Their article “The Relationships Between Nurses’ Perceptions of the Hemodialysis Unit Work Environment and Nurse Turnover, Patient Satisfaction, and Hospitalizations,” was published in the May/June 2007 issue of NNJ.

At the time the article was written, Gardner was director of operations and nurse development, and Latham was senior vice president, clinical operations, Renal Care Group, Nashville, TN. Hawkins is an assistant professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ. Fogg, is an assistant professor, Rush University, Chicago, IL.

Jean Kammerer, BSN, RN, CNN; Glenn Garry, BS; Marguerite Hartigan, MSN, RN; Barbara Carter, MEd, BSN, RN, CNN; and Linda Erlich, MS, RN, received the 2007 Nephrology Nursing Journal Education Award. Their article, “Adherence in Patients on Dialysis: Strategies for Success,” was published in the September/October 2007 issue of NNJ.

At the time this article was written, Kammerer was senior marketing manager, Nephrology Medical Communication, Amgen, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA. Garry is senior marketing manager, Retail and Specialty Pharmacy Adherence Programs for Sensipar®, Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA. Hartigan is a nephrology nurse practitioner and senior manager, Aranesp® Medical Communications, Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA. Carter was senior manager, Nephrology Medical Affairs, Amgen, Inc., when the article was written. Erlich is a clinical consultant and educator in nephrology, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

To receive guidelines for the 2008 Writer’s Awards, contact Joe Tonzelli, editorial coordinator, Nephrology Nursing Journal at 856-256-2300, ext. 2344 or tonzellj@ajj.com.

Nephrology Nursing Journal is the official journal of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association. For more information about ANNA, visit www.annanurse.org.

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Nephrology Nursing Journal is a refereed clinical and scientific resource that provides current information on a wide variety of subjects to facilitate the practice of professional nephrology nursing. Its purpose is to disseminate information on the latest advances in research, practice, and education to nephrology nurses to positively influence the quality of care they provide. For more information, visit www.annanurse.org/journal.