Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response

Deadline: June 29, 2012

The National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services (QIC-DR) is proud to release reports from the QIC-DR's research and demonstration sites. Through focus groups, interviews and document review, the sites have created reports that explain initial implementation of differential response.

Are you a doctoral student, or do you know a doctoral student, who may be studying a topic related to differential response? The QIC-DR is currently supporting three doctoral students with their dissertation research and would like to support two more. If you are interested, please see this request for dissertations.

Submissions are due June 29, 2012 for a one year award of $25,000 in September 2012. Questions are welcomed at:

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Monday, March 12, 2012

I-TECH seeks Consultant

Applications welcome immediately

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is seeking a Consultant. There are 24 nursing schools in Haiti (5 public and 19 private) which currently administer a variety of nursing education programs. The Haitian Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP) is interested in standardizing and strengthening pre-service nursing programs, and has prioritized the introduction of a 4-year Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. I-TECH has been tasked with developing a competency-based national BSN curriculum and harmonizing the pre-service nursing programs across the five government-sector schools. I-TECH recently collaborated with the MSPP in conducting a needs assessment of nursing schools to inform the curriculum revision process.

Required Skills:

  • PhD in nursing, or masters in nursing plus experience in curriculum development and/or experience serving as faculty at a nursing school, or equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Experience in developing or managing pre-service (undergraduate) nursing training programs

    Desired Skills:

  • Communication skills in French (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Experience working with nursing programs in developing countries
  • Ability to travel to Haiti (approximately 3 trips of 1-2 weeks each)
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    Nurse Practitioner Position

    Busy, solo Rheumatologist seeks a kind and compassionate nurse practitioner 3-4 days/week.

    Barry Bockow has an established practice and manages primarily rheumatic diseases. In the past his clinic was involved in many clinical trials. Most likely this will continue this year.

    Starting salary is negotiable depending on experience.

    He will provide training on the job. The office is a very pleasant and harmonious place to work. Most of his employees have been with him for many years. One employee has been with his clinic for 22 years. He is looking for someone long-term, and the position is available immediately.

    Interested parties can contact him by email ( or by phone (206-246-7880). Additionally, they can visit the office and observe for 1/2 day etc.

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    Leadership 1000 Scholarship

    Deadline: March 23, 2012

    The deadline for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship application is March 23, 2012. All application materials must be postmarked by this date.

    Students can log in to the Leadership 1000 website (see below) to complete and submit the application. You may need to request a transcript or ask for a letter of recommendation now in order to meet the March 23 date.

    They expect to award approximately 60 scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Scholarship amounts vary from $2500 for one year to $5000 for four years.

    If you have questions, please email, or call 425.679.5548 or 1.877.655.4097 and ask to speak with a member of the Scholarship Services team.

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    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Faculty Positions at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

    Deadline: March 15, 2012

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing invites applications for faculty in a variety of areas. The College of Nursing offers BSN, MSN and DNP programs which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The College enrolls 750 baccalaureate students, 170 masters and post-masters students (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical Nursing Specialist, FNP, Nursing Leadership, and Clinical Nurse Leader Tracks), and 50 DNP students. Extensive distance education programs are offered. All programs provide opportunities to make a difference in healthcare delivery, teaching and research.

    Candidates should possess a doctorate in nursin or a closely related field with a record of successful teaching and scholarship for tenure earning positions. National certification is required for nurse practitioner faculty. Non-tenure earning clinical positions, requiring a doctorate or masters degree in nursing, are available for faculty preferring an intensive clinical and teaching focus. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for RN licensure in Alabama. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Send letters of application, curriculum vitae and names of three professional references with contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address to:

    Dr. C. Fay Raines

    Dean, College of Nursing

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville

    301 Sparkman Drive

    Huntsville, AL 35899

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    TA Position - PHARM 514

    Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:00pm

    TA 50% Position Spring 2012

    A Teaching Assistant is needed in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems to provide support for PHARM 514 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice. This course explores pharmacogenetics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutic issues, evidence-based efficacy studies, clinical applications, and patient - related factors such as age, socioeconomic status, and behavioral aspects that support the selection of commonly used drugs for patients of all ages across settings. Selected drugs within categories are compared and contrasted as to indications for use, efficacy, therapeutic and adverse effects, monitoring parameters, dosing principles and common drug interactions. Drug therapy requirements based on individual patient needs are emphasized. PHARM 514 is scheduled from 12:30-1:50 on Tuesday and Thursday in T-661, but all assignments and exams will be offered online and all lectures will be videostreamed.

    Roles and Responsibilities of the TA include:
    • Grading problem sets and other assignments
    • Course record-keeping
    • Moodle website maintenance and support (posting of materials, etc)
    • Course support activities such as communications with faculty, guest faculty, and students
    • Tutor students
    • Attend class
    • Introduce and thank guest lecturer(s)
    • Support technology applications for course
    • Other duties such as finding relevant, current readings as needed
    • Must be Nursing Graduate Student in good standing
    • Must have strong Word, Excel and web skills
    • Must have strong organizational skills
    • Must have recent clinical experience as an RN
    • Preferred: have completed graduate level physiology and pathophysiology courses

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