Fairfield Egan Newsbreakers

Fairfield Egan Newsbreakers

Through research, innovation, and expertise, the Egan School faculty are making their mark in the healthcare field.

The Helene Fuld Health Trust awarded the Egan School $650,000 for scholarships in the Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Program.

Fairfield Egan was awarded a four-year grant of $2.64 million from the Health Resources Services Administration Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program.

The Egan School has been ranked #7 in 2020 College Factual Best Schools for Nursing out of 518 schools nationwide. This puts the school’s program in the Top 5% of all nursing programs in the United States and #1 in the State of Connecticut.

Associate Dean Audrey Beauvais’, DNP, MBA, RN book, Leadership and Management Competence in Nursing Practice was awarded first place in the AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Management and Leadership category.

Associate Professor of Nursing Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Health Deborah List, PhD were awarded continuation of funding for the Public/Population Health Learning Hub by AACN.

Associate Professor Linda Roney, EdD, RN-BC, CPEN, CNE was interviewed for Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Spotlight related to incorporating wellness with nursing students and the holistic and self-care retreat coordinated last year.

Assistant Professor Tanika Eaves Simpson, PhD, MSW was appointed to the Task Force on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience, a collaborative project between the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Erikson Institute, funded by the Irving Harris Foundation.

Associate Professor Cynthia Bautista, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FNCS was elected director-at-large for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Drs. Linda Roney and Amanda Harper-Leatherman, PhD who published a book chapter, made a national podium presentation and now have shared the specific strategies of their forensic nursing research project as a QSEN teaching strategy that will be published online in an open-access format. 

Associate Professor Jenna LoGiudice, PhD, CNM, RN was appointed education consulting editor for the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH) for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020.

Dr. Roney was selected to participate in the Pediatric Panel for the National Trauma Research Action Plan project which aims to identify the primary research gaps exist within specific disciplines related to trauma care.

The Egan School now has an official Chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN).


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