Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SJO nurses present ANCC 2010 Magnet Conference "virtual posters"

We are proud to announce St. Joseph Hospital of Orange nurses presenting two of the 25 "virtual posters" accepted at the 2010 ANCC Magnet Conference.

Transformational Leadership: Building Leadership Competency with Blended Learning by Vivian Norman, RN, MSN, CCRN and Factors Associated with Nurses' Discussions of Hospice by Denise Boyd, RN, BSN, OCN; Kristen Merkh, RN, BSN, OCN; Dana N. Rutledge, RN, PhD; and Victoria Randall, RN.

Their posters are now available for viewing at the ANCC 2010 National Magnet Conference Virtual Poster Session via Virtual World and will remain on view until the end of the October conference.

To access Virtual World please follow the steps below (note, the software required for entry into the Virtual World is not compatible with Mac).

  1. View this training video with step by step instructions (Windows Media Player 9 or later & speakers/headphones are required), or view the written instructions.
  2. Register and DOWNLOAD the Virtual World software which must be installed on your computer.
  3. You may need to work with your Information Systems department in order to be able to download the software at your desktop computer (if accessing Virtual World from work).
  4. Technical support for actual technical difficulties is available, call 1-800-679-3646 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time and ask for “virtual technical support.” You may also email virtual technical support at support@virtualbeginnings.com. Please, carefully review the instructions above before asking for technical support.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blog Leadership change: Introducing Danielle Linden, new Library Manager

I would like to share that it has been a tremendous privilege and joy for me to have been involved in beginning the world's first blog devoted to nursing research and evidenced based nursing some 3+ years ago.
An enormous thank you to our entire blog team for their dedication to the continued improvement in the quality of our blog is in order. Nursing Research: Show me the Evidence! is truly a team effort . I will miss our entire team and wish everyone in the wider world of nursing research the best of everything. I will be retiring on August 6 after 31 years in my position as Library Manager of Burlew Medical Library, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. My husband and I will be pursuing our twin loves of travel and all things "ballroom dancing". We, of course, also relish the thought of spending more time with our families, our garden, our cameras and our BOOKS!! We will also serve as volunteer couriers for the National Bone Marrow Association and I hope to involve myself in literacy training.

Please allow me to introduce Danielle Linden, MLS, AHIP as both our new Library Manager and the new administrator for our nursing research blog. Danielle received her BA in Anthropology from UCLA and her Master of Library and Information Science Degree from San Jose State University. Professionally certified by the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the senior member level, Danielle has been actively involved in both the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona as well as the Medical Library Association. Danielle’s experience includes working as a medical librarian in both academic and hospital environments. She is an experienced searcher and instructor in a wide variety of databases. She has a special interest in library services and resources for nurses and notably has presented a poster entitled “Incorporating Library Resources into an Undergraduate Nursing Program Wiki.” Danielle runs marathons for fun and has an outgoing, engaging personality.