Dr. Diane McGivern, PhD, RN, FAAN. of Staten Island, NY, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, after a lengthy battle with spinal cancer. She was 75. Dr. McGivern will be remembered for her compassion and tireless work in nursing, nursing education and health policy, as well as her efforts on behalf of general education in New York State, as a 15 year member of the Board of Regents of New York State.
Heidi Gilroy, winner of the Judith Whittaker Scholarship is studying for her PhD in nursing science at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. She earned her masters in nursing at Benedictine University bef... read more.
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