Nursing Alumni Society News and Events

Nursing APG, School of Nursing Sponsor Career Day for Students

The Nursing APG and the School of Nursing co-sponsored a career day for Nursing students at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on March 31, 2009. The theme for the event was opportunities and options in nursing.

image of Tara Baney, Paula Milone-Nuzzo, and Mary Beth Clark

Tara Baney, President, Nursing APG; Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Dean, School of Nursing; and Dr. Mary Beth Clark, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Hershey Campus Coordinator

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Nursing students

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A Life Lion flight nurse, one of the featured speakers

Ivy Alexander Receives Novosel Award

image Ivy Alexander, Paula Milone-Nuzzo, and Tara Baney

Paula Milone-Nuzzo, dean, School of Nursing (L), and Tara Baney '92, president, Nursing Alumni Society (R), present the Shirley Novosel Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award to Ivy Alexander '86.

Ivy Alexander '86, Ph.D., C-ANP, associate professor and director of the Family, Adult/Gerontological, and Women’s Health Primary Care specialty in the Yale University School of Nursing, received the 2008 Shirley Novosel Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award from the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The award honors a Penn State alumnus/alumna who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and the School of Nursing's ideals and philosophy. It is named in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society.

Alexander, who is also a practicing clinician in the Internal Medicine Department of Yale University Health Services, has devoted her career to improving the health and well-being of women. Her scholarship and teaching in this area take a holistic, multidisciplinary approach that explores both emotional and physical health concerns. Topics covered in her research and nearly three dozen peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and books include stress reactivity in pregnancy; critical theory applied to women and primary care interactions; menopause symptom management among black women; and the prevention, recognition, and treatment of osteoporosis.

One of Alexander's books, 100 Questions and Answers about Menopause—co-written by Karla Knight—received the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communications from the American Medical Writers Association. That book and another one written by Alexander and Knight—100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis—have both been translated into Spanish and Italian.

In addition to her bachelor's degree from Penn State, Alexander has received a master's degree in primary health care nursing of adults from Northeastern University, a post-masters teaching certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut.

Current, Past Nursing Alumni Society Board Members Attend 45th Anniversary Celebration

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Nursing Alumni Society board members (L-R): Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Kim Fenstermacher, Annette Weiss, Tara Baney, Linda Schakenbach, Joelyn Niggel, Vicki Schirm, Kathleen Fletcher.

Penn State Nursing Alumni Basketball Outing - January 28, 2007

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On Sunday, January 28, the Nursing Alumni Society sponsored a Lady Lions basketball outing for nursing alumni, faculty, and students. Attendees enjoyed a luncheon before the game and then watched the Lady Lions defeat Iowa 78-71.

Career-Building Workshop for Nursing Students

November 6, 2006 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)

Sponsored by the Penn State School of Nursing and the Nursing Alumni Society This workshop helps senior nursing students launch successful careers. If you are interested in attending and participating in a discussion with students about "building a network," please contact Brenda Baney at blb41@psu.edu. A light breakfast and luncheon will be provided.

Two nursing alumni selected to receive Shirley Novosel Award

Two Penn State nursing alumni – Gail Latimer and Elisabeth “Betsy” George – have been selected to receive the Shirley Novosel Award from the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The Novosel Award – established in 1996 in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society – recognizes a Penn State nursing alumnus or alumna who has made a significant contribution to the field of nursing...more

Blue/White Weekend - 2006

On Saturday, April 22, 2006, the Nursing Alumni Society and the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society co-hosted a tailgate and pig roast prior to the Blue and White Game. Students, faculty and alumni from the School of Nursing and the School of Hospitality Management had a great time despite the soggy weather.

Diehard fans watch the Nittany Lions take on...the Nittany Lions.

Blue and White tailgate

Paula Milone-Nuzzo (standing), director of the School of Nursing, talks with nursing students and alumni

Harvey Kamp '70 FS HA and Linda Schakenbach '77 NURS

Summer 2006 @ Penn State: Nurs 504: Advanced Pharmacologic Therapy in Primary Care

June 15, 16, 17; July 12, 13, 14

Penn State School of Nursing is again offering the advanced Pharmacology course NURS 504: Advanced Pharmacologic Therapy in Primary Care. This is a 3 credit masters level course.

Schedule:

June 15
Mgt. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP
9-11 Orientation to Angel and distribution of Materials
12-8 Class
June 16
Mgt Fitzgerald
8-5:30
June 17
Mgt. Fitzgerald
8-5:30
July 12
Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP
9-11 Mid-term Evaluation for Credit students
12-8 class
July 13
Sally Miller
8-5:30
July 14
Sally Miller
8-5:30

Schedule # 705589

Taught by Internationally known experts from Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. (Margaret Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Penn Stater and the class will be held at the new Outreach Building adjacent to the Penn Stater. Therefore adequate parking is available.

Additionally, summer masters courses will be held at University Park, and various campuses throughout the state as part of our School Nurse Development Program. Enrollment is open to all nurses, no matter what their specialty.

Contact Continuing Education
814-865-3443

Penn State Nursing Alumni Basketball Outing

Please join us for a basketball outing!

February 12, 2006
Lady Lions Basketball vs. Illinois

Sponsored by the Nursing Alumni Society sored by the Nursing Alumni Society of the College of Health and Human Development

Bring your family and friends and join fellow nursing alumni Bring your family and friends and join fellow nursing alumni at a pre-game luncheon. Then, sit together in a special block at a pre-game luncheon. Then, sit together in a special block of seats during the game.

Nursing Alumni Society Sponsors Career Building Workshop for Students

On November 7, 2005, the Nursing Alumni Society and the School of Nursing sponsored the Second Annual Career Building Workshop. The event was held at the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) on the University Park campus. The morning's activities featured several alumni speakers, including:

Linda Schakenbach '77 and Sue Scholtz '76 also represented the Nursing Alumni Society at the event and shared their expertise with students.

Tara Baney speaks to students about her career as a clinical nurse specialist.

Arlene Butz accepts the Novosel Award from Kathy Fletcher while her friends (and fellow Penn State alumni, who nominated her for the award) Elaine Eggers and Susan Rodgers, look on.

Kathy Fletcher discusses the importance of networking with students during lunch.

Linda Schakenbach talks with students during lunch.

Arlene Butz selected as recipient of 2004 Shirley Novosel Award

Arlene Butz has received the 2004 Shirley Novosel Award from the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The Novosel Award – established in 1996 in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society – recognizes a Penn State nursing alumnus or alumna who has made a significant contribution to the field of nursing...more