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GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN NURSING

Join our community of nursing scholars who share your commitment to Children with Special Health Care Needs and their families

Visit our website www/umn.edu/ccshcn for up-to-date application information! Join our Care Coordination Listserv...Email us at cshcn@umn.edu

Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs

OUR FOCUS: Leadership Development in Research,Training and Practice Family Centered, Culturally Competent Care for CSHCN Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Children with Special Health Care Needs Newsletter is published biannally by the Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Univesrity of Minnesota School of Nursing.

CENTER DIRECTOR Barbara J. Leonard, PhD, RN, FAAN

DESIGNED AND EDITED BY Andrea Christy, B.A.

OUR PROGRAMS: Doctorate with a Research Focus on CSHCN Master’s and Post Master’s Preparation in- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a focus on CSHCN Pediatric Clincial Nurse Specialist CSHCN Focus for the PNP and PCNS (1 Year)

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR 2005-2006 ADMISSION!

PhD Predoctoral

October 1st, 2004 November 1st, 2004

Requests for back issues, additional copies or submission of material for inclusion should be sent to:

CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS 5-160 WDH, 308 Harvard Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455 Telephone: (612) 626-7085 FAX: (612) 626-2359 E-mail: cshcn@umn.edu

(Sequence begins Summer Term)

This newsletter is supported by nursing training grant (T80-MC00010) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), (Title V, Social Secrity Act) Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA School of Nursing Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs 5-160 WDH 308 Harvard Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Children with Special Health Care Needs Newsletter

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF NURSING VOLUME 8, ISSUE 1, SUMMER 2004

Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Preparing Advanced Practice Nurse Leaders in the Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs

REMEMBERING A LIFE

INSIDE... Introducing New Students

AMY WENGER

Photo by JM Lundgren 2004

Featured Graduate: Denise Herrmann

Faculty Profile: D . Ann Garwick

New Application Deadlines

It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Amy Wenger, MS, RN, CN , a June 2004 graduate of our Master of Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Children with Special Health Care Needs area of studies.

CSHCN Nursing Leaders at the able

MESSAGE FROM THE CENTER FOR CSHCN PROGRAM DIRECTOR BARBARA LEONARD

Amy, age 27, was hit by lightening August 2nd during a storm at Wisconsin Badger Camp as she ran to a tent to administer med- ications to campers. The Badger Camp was a driving force in Amy's life for many years and motivated her to seek graduate edu- cation that focused on the special health care needs of children and their families. (Continued inside...AMY WENGER)

Dear Readers,

Fall semester is fast approaching as we prepare the newsletter. The first 8 months of 2004 have flown past. The Center for Adolescent Nursing, our sister MCH-funded program in the School of Nursing, hosted, with assistance from the Center for CSHCN, the other 5 MCH-funded programs in April. Much excitement was generated from that meeting and a plan for collab- oration beyond the meeting established. In early October, we will roll out our new brochure for the 7 MCHB funded programs known as LEARN, at the MCHB meeting in Washington D.C. The brochure, designed to recruit students, briefly highlights each program’s educational offerings.

Our faculty members are excited about the new class of master’s students as well as one new doctoral student. Recent graduates are creating challenging positions serving CSHCN in a variety of set- tings. Former graduates continue to amaze us with their creative service to children and families. Three of them are noted in this issue: Denise Herrmann, Patricia Conlon and Vicki Schaeffers. Their work is an inspiration to all of us. We are delighted also to have found a new program coordinator, Ms. Andrea Christy, who joined us just in time for the meeting in April.

Sincerely,

3RD ANNUAL MARCH OF DIMES PREMATURITY SUMMIT

Monday, November 15, 2004

Radisson Hotel Metrodome

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

615 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nurses, midwives, physicians, healthcare professionals, educators and Early Intervention staff in Minnesota and surrounding states interested in up-to-date information regarding the latest research, outcomes, and developmental challenges for premature infants, periodontal disease and its link to prematurity, the rise in infant mortality rates, and genomics will want to be sure to attend.

SPEAKERS AND PANELS

Karla Daums, RN,MPH,PhD

Linda Lindeke, PhD, RN, CNP

Prematurity Camaign: Its Growing Impact Outcomes of Prematurity:

Virginia Lupo, MD

Bryan Michalowicz, PhD

Research and Resources The Rise in Infant Mortality Rates Peridontal Disease and its Potential Link to Prematurity

Kristin Pearson Oehlke, MS, CGC Genomics and Prematurity

Barbara J. Leonard, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sara Thorsen, Jon Westby, Lisa Ellis, Jackie Gustafson

Panel Discussion

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