Lillie Shortridge-Baggett Receives New York State Nursing Association’s 1998 Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award

Dr. Lillie Shortridge-Baggett has received the highly coveted
1998 Foundation of the New York State Nursing Association’s Distinguished Nurse
Researcher Award. Shortridge-Baggett is a professor of nursing and executive director of
the Center for Nursing Research, Clinical Practice and International Affairs at Pace
University’s Lienhard School of Nursing. The Foundation Award recognizes Shortridge-
Baggett’s excellent work and leadership in the field of nursing research.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Dr. Lillie Shortridge-Baggett has received the highly coveted
1998 Foundation of the New York State Nursing Association’s Distinguished Nurse
Researcher Award. Shortridge-Baggett is a professor of nursing and executive director of
the Center for Nursing Research, Clinical Practice and International Affairs at Pace
University’s Lienhard School of Nursing. The Foundation Award recognizes Shortridge-
Baggett’s excellent work and leadership in the field of nursing research. Shortridge-
Baggett has mentored hundreds of faculty and students about how to conduct ethical and
comprehensive nursing research. In addition, she helped to develop the doctoral program
at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands – where she currently holds a joint faculty
appointment.

Shortridge-Baggett’s research experience is vast and includes the examination of
innovative educational and practice models to ensure greater autonomy for nursing in
health care delivery and to improve quality of care. Based on her research, Shortridge-
Baggett created a model family primary care program in California and in New York and
established nurse-managed primary care clinics for underserved populations. Shortridge-
Baggett also has conducted research on the self-management of diabetes mellitus in the
United States and The Netherlands.

Shortridge-Baggett has presented her work at national and international nursing
conferences and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals. She was a
member of the planning committee for the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing
Research Congress, July 1998, president of the North American Consortium for Nursing
and Allied Health and is a member of the Global Institute for Nursing and Health.
Shortridge-Baggett states, “I am honored to be selected by the Foundation for this award
in recognition of my contributions to nursing research nationally and internationally.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School
of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing Receives $52,000 Grant for Community Health Care Curriculum

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing received a
$52,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to increase faculty involvement in
community-based clinical practice, provide nursing students with more hands-on clinical
experience in the community sector, and enhance faculty development. This grant
responds to changes in the United States health care system. Health care delivery has
moved from concentrating on individual treatment needs in acute care settings to
addressing health care needs in community-based outpatient settings. Lienhard has
recently restructured its entire undergraduate and graduate curricula to meet the changing
needs of the health care system and to prepare nursing students for the workforce. The
grant will help facilitate this transition.

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing received a
$52,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to increase faculty involvement in
community-based clinical practice, provide nursing students with more hands-on clinical
experience in the community sector, and enhance faculty development. This grant
responds to changes in the United States health care system. Health care delivery has
moved from concentrating on individual treatment needs in acute care settings to
addressing health care needs in community-based outpatient settings. Lienhard has
recently restructured its entire undergraduate and graduate curricula to meet the changing
needs of the health care system and to prepare nursing students for the workforce. The
grant will help facilitate this transition.

Dr. Harriet Feldman, dean of Liehard School of Nursing and project coordinator,
states, “The Helene Fuld Health Trust Grant provides a great opportunity for nursing
faculty to expand their skills in community-based care so they can be effective in
community settings as teachers and practitioners. It also allows the opportunity to
develop new community-based clinical sites for students to practice so they can have a
broader perspective about the many different locations where patient care is delivered.”
Lienhard will expand its presence and work in collaboration with organizations in
Westchester County, New York City and Bergen County, New Jersey.

The Helene Fuld Health Trust is the nation’s largest private funder devoted
exclusively to nursing students and nursing education. The Grant to the Lienhard School
of Nursing is for a one-year period, which began August 15, 1998.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School
of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Lienhard School of Nursing Restructures Undergraduate and Graduate Curricula

In response to the rapidly changing United States
health care system, Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing has
fundamentally restructured its undergraduate and graduate curricula to
more fully integrate community-based health care.

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — In response to the rapidly changing United States
health care system, Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing has
fundamentally restructured its undergraduate and graduate curricula to
more fully integrate community-based health care.

The new undergraduate curriculum focuses on assessment, relationship-centered
communication, case management and critical thinking. The revised graduate
curriculum highlights primary health care, clinical decision-making and the
role of nursing in the health care policy arena. The graduate curriculum also
includes a new master’s degree program with a specialty in Case Management.
Both undergraduate and graduate curricula will begin in September 1998.

Community health focuses on illness prevention, health maintenance and
health promotion activities, and stresses emotional, social and spiritual
well-being. Community health care nursing is directed toward groups of
people rather than toward individual patients and addresses a multitude
of issues and populations.

The Lienhard School of Nursing also has re-designed its educational
programs to ensure greater flexibility for a diverse student body. The
admission and registration processes have been simplified. Innovative
learning techniques, including distance alternatives and varied clinical
placements for nursing students, are available. At the graduate level,
alternative scheduling such as executive model scheduling for case
management may be available. In addition, the continuing education
program includes many non-credit and certificate “work retraining”
programs. Dean Harriet R. Feldman states, “We are simply responding to
changing health care needs, and community-based care is more cost
effective for everyone.”

Approximately 800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate
programs in the Lienhard School of Nursing. Undergraduate programs
consist of a 4-year baccalaureate program, a baccalaureate-completion
program for registered nurses (RN/BS), a combined degree program (CDP)
for non-nurse college graduates and an accelerated BS/MS program for
registered nurses. The Graduate offerings include MS/Family (FNP) or
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner programs, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
MS programs in Adult and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, and Case
Management. All master’s program specialties have the option of a
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS).

The Lienhard School of Nursing had the first nurse-managed health care
unit in a school of nursing, and began to prepare nurse practitioners as
early as 1972 — one of the first master’s programs to do so in New York
state and nationally. US News & World Report ranked Lienhard School of
Nursing’s FNP program nineteenth in the country. A Ph.D. in nursing
with a focus on primary health care research and education is
anticipated to begin in the year 2000.

Lienhard School of Nursing Establishes Student Award in Honor of Actor Christopher Reeve

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing has established a student award in honor of actor Christopher Reeve. A benefit concert will be held in Willcox Hall on the University’s Pleasantville, N.Y., campus on Friday, April 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with proceeds going toward the Christopher Reeve Nursing Award and the Christopher Reeve Foundation.

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing has established a student award in honor of actor Christopher Reeve. A benefit concert will be held in Willcox Hall on the University’s Pleasantville, N.Y., campus on Friday, April 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with proceeds going toward the Christopher Reeve Nursing Award and the Christopher Reeve Foundation.

The Christopher Reeve Nursing Award will be presented to a graduating senior from the Lienhard School of Nursing, who demonstrates excellence in home care-community nursing, and who inspires both patients and colleagues. It will be awarded at the School’s annual recognition ceremony in May.

The concert is sponsored by the undergraduate nursing program and the Student Nurses at Pace University (S.N.A.P.). It will feature “Bill’s Band,” which will play a selection of hits from their CD “Basic Tracks.” The cost is $15. There will be a special check presentation to the Christopher Reeve Foundation.

The Christopher Reeve Foundation supports research leading to effective treatments and a cure for spinal cord injury paralysis, provides grants to local agencies which focus on the quality of life for the disabled, and serves as a source of information and advocacy for all disabled persons. The Christopher Reeve Foundation is a fundraising arm of the American Paralysis Association.

Christopher Reeve also will receive an honorary degree from Pace University during commencement on Wednesday, May 20 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y., for his artistic achievement and dedication to people with disabilities.

Free “Lunch and Learn” Lectures to Kick-Off 20th Anniversary Celebration for Pace University’s Health Care Unit

The Pace University Health Care Unit (UHCU) of
the Lienhard School of Nursing is celebrating 20 years of providing
comprehensive primary health care services to students, faculty,
alumni and family members at three of Pace’s campuses.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY — The Pace University Health Care Unit (UHCU) of
the Lienhard School of Nursing is celebrating 20 years of providing
comprehensive primary health care services to students, faculty,
alumni and family members at three of Pace’s campuses.

As part of a “wellness campaign,” the Unit has created a lecture
series on health given by UHCU certified family nurse practitioners.
The program, called “Lunch and Learn,” will be held in each of the
UHCU’s facilities on the following dates:

“LUNCH AND LEARN” SCHEDULE
Topic Campus Date Time
Stress Management White Plains Wednesday, September 17 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Fitness Pleasantville Tuesday, September 30 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Nutrition New York City Wednesday, October 8 12-1 p.m.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Please bring your own
lunch. For more information, call (914) 773-3760.

“We have scheduled a number of events around our 20th Anniversary to
help create heightened awareness of our facilities and services, and
also to promote wellness to the community at large,” said Jamie
Newland, director of the UHCU and faculty member in the Department of
Graduate Studies.

A nurse-managed center, UHCU nurse practitioners focus on health
promotion and prevention of chronic illness. The Unit offers health
education, primary care and personal health management programs.
Established with support from The Robert Wood Johnson and W. K.
Kellogg Foundations, the UHCU collaborates with family-practice
physicians’ groups and functions as a clinical practice site for nurse
practitioner students in the Lienhard School.

The UHCU also will have a series of open houses in the fall where
people can tour the facilities, meet the staff, and receive
educational materials and free fitness screenings measuring body fat
composition, blood pressure, weight and flexibility. The open houses
will be held at each of the UHCU’s three sites between 10 a.m. and 7
p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, September 24, White Plains
campus, 27 Crane Ave.; Wednesday, October 8, Pleasantville campus, 861
Bedford Road, Lienhard Hall; and Wednesday, October 15 on the New York
City campus in lower Manhattan, 1 Pace Plaza, B level.

The Pace University Health Care Unit was featured in Models That Work –
1996 Compendium of Innovative Primary Health Care Programs for
Underserved and Vulnerable Populations, which is part of the greater
“Models that Work” Campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, to identify and promote innovations in the
delivery of primary and preventive health care to vulnerable and
underserved populations.

The Lienhard School of Nursing is part of a comprehensive, independent
and diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Lienhard School of Nursing To Hold Staff Development Conference

The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will host
the Tenth Annual Staff Development Conference on Training and
Developing Interdisciplinary Workers on Friday, September 26, from
8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford
Road.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will host
the Tenth Annual Staff Development Conference on Training and
Developing Interdisciplinary Workers on Friday, September 26, from
8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford
Road.

The program will provide strategies and creative ideas for training
and developing interdisciplinary workers in an acute, subacute, long
term, home or ambulatory/primary care settings.

For more information, please call the Lienhard Center for Continuing
Education (914) 773-3358. The early bird fee for the conference,
including continental breakfast and buffet lunch, is $125 if paid by
September 5, $150 for regular registration.

The Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care is an
integral component of the educational program of the Lienhard School
of Nursing. With offices in Westchester County and lower Manhattan,
the Center is committed to providing a comprehensive, quality
continuing education program for nurses and other health care
professionals at the local, national and international levels. Since
the Center began 19 years ago, more than 30,000 participants have
attended its programs.

The Lienhard School of Nursing is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified university with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, and School of
Law.

Lienhard School of Nursing to Offer Certification Review and Update Courses

The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will
offer four certification review and update courses from Monday,
September 15 to Thursday, September 18, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on
the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will
offer four certification review and update courses from Monday,
September 15 to Thursday, September 18, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on
the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road.

Each review and update course is independent and designed to help
nurses review materials before the American Nurses Credentialling
Center certification exam and/or update their knowledge in four
areas:

* Gerontological Nursing – Monday, September 15
* Nursing Administration – Tuesday, September 16
* Medical Surgical Nursing – Wednesday, September 17
* Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing – Thursday, September 18

For more information, please call the Lienhard Center for Continuing
Education (914) 773-3358. The early bird fee for the conference,
including continental breakfast, is $125 if paid before August 29,
$150 for regular registration.

The Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care is an
integral component of the educational program of the Lienhard School
of Nursing. With offices in Westchester County and lower Manhattan,
the Center is committed to providing a comprehensive, quality
continuing education program for nurses and other health care
professionals at the local, national and international levels. Since
the Center began 19 years ago, more than 30,000 participants have
attended its programs.

The Lienhard School of Nursing is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified university with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, and School of
Law.

Former Commissioner to Discuss the Future of Social Security

The Honorable Shirley S. Chater, former commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration, will discuss “The Future of Social Security in the U.S.A.” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, in the Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Building on the White Plains campus. The presentation, sponsored by the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, is free and open to the public.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Honorable Shirley S. Chater, former commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration, will discuss “The Future of Social Security in the U.S.A.” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, in the Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Building on the White Plains campus. The presentation, sponsored by the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Chater is a Regents’ Professor at the University of California and has served as a professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and the School of Education at UC Berkley. She is the former president of Texas Woman’s University and serv ed as commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 1993 to 1997.

She is active in numerous professional organizations, including serving as a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy of Nursing; a nd the National Academy of Public Administration.

Dr. Chater will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Pace University’s commencement on Tuesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. in White Plains, NY.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University w ith campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information System s, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.