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Nursing's Joyce Thompson wins book award

Oct. 2, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Dr. Joyce Thompson, the Bernardine M. Lacey professor of community health nursing in the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University, has won the 2003 Book Award from the American College of Nurse Midwives for her 2001 book "Educating Advance Practice Nurses and Midwives: From Practice to Teaching."

The book, published by Springer Publishing Co., was co-written with Rose Kershbaumer and Mary Ann Krisman-Scott of the University of Pennsylvania. It is intended to help teachers of advance practice nurses to develop an understanding of advanced practice nursing curricula, of how adults learn and the role of the educator. The text is based on the successful APN education program at the University of Pennsylvania.

In February, 2002, Thompson, a former professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, was named the first person to fill the Bernardine M. Lacey Endowed Chair in WMU's Bronson School of Nursing. She began teaching at the University the following fall.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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