Nursing Faculty Members Receive Certification, Grant

August 10 2016
Category: Faculty

Donna Ryan and Debby Woglom

Donna Ryan, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor for Nurse Education, recently passed the certification examination for nurse educators. Dr. Ryan earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

Additionally, Debby Woglom, MSN, RN, instructor for Nurse Education, recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., to support New York Hope, a hands-on disaster-training exercise. 

The $1,000 grant will provide support for training supplies that simulate real medical injuries and other expenses for the New York Hope program at Watson Homestead on August 26-28, 2016.

New York Hope is an intensive disaster response training that challenges students as they rotate leadership positions, face a mass casualty situation, wilderness search and rescue, and holistic care of victims of disasters and their families. This year's simulated disaster situation is a plane crash. 

The New York Hope training program is coordinated by the Nurse Education Department and the Consortium for Humanitarian Service Education (CHSE). For more information, please visit: