The American College of Nurse-Midwives has appointed Kerri Schuiling (Nursing) to represent the college in a project titled “An Assessment of the Safety, Quality and Effectiveness of Care Provided by Advanced Practice Nurses.” The project was initiated by the Tri-Council for nursing, a coalition of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The American Nurses Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the National League for Nursing. APNs are nurses prepared for practice as nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists or clinical nurse specialists. The outcomes of the project will be used legislatively and for policy making purposes. The Tri-Council initiative seeks to produce a meta-analysis of existing research on care delivered by APNs and the care outcomes associated with APNs.
Shirley Brozzo is the co-recipient of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Writer of the Year Award, Research, Master's Thesis. She received the honor for the thesis project she completed at NMU titled "Tapestry: Threads of Endurance." The Wordcraft Circle awards were presented at the closing banquet for the Returning the Gift Conference, which was held at Michigan State University.