When the dust settled in San Antonio, three from Hopkins Nursing had taken all the awards handed out and another had taken the helm of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE).
“It was a great showing for us,” said Christine Savage, PhD, RN, CARN, director of the Department of Community-Public Health, who attended the ACHNE’s annual institute in Texas. With Savage were two faculty award winners (Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, and Lori Edwards, DrPH, RN, APRN, BC), a student winner (Angela Fulmer) and the new president of ACHNE, Joan Kub, PhD, MA, PHCNS, BC.
Veenema’s award was for Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Practice; Edwards’ for Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Education; and Fulmer’s for Outstanding Graduate Student in Community/Public Health Nursing.
“What better way to get going than to preside over awards for two great nurse leaders from Hopkins and another who’s well on her way?” asked Kub, who offered the closing remarks for the event and will serve as the organization’s president through 2016. “It was pretty special.”