Two Alumni to Receive Distinguished Nursing Award (10/13/2011)
The University will honor two nursing graduates on Friday night at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Reunion.

Loretta Ziegler-Newsom ’83 and Jane McCausland Kurz ’74 will each receive the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award at the reception.

The evening begins at 5 pm with tours of the Simulation Lab in the Nursing Education Building, followed by a reception, dinner, and awards presentation in the Campus Center.

Ziegler-Newsom ’83 received her BSN from Holy Family and her MSN from the University of Delaware in 1996. She is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with National Certification in School Nursing (NSCN) and the 2011 Delaware School Nurse of the year. She has developed and facilitated numerous health projects for students with special health care needs, such as food allergies, diabetes, asthma, and neuromuscular conditions. Projects include after school health clubs and walks at lunch time to increase daily movement for all students and staff.

McCausland Kurz ’74 graduated from Holy Family with a BSN. She completed her master’s degree at Widener University in Burns Emergency and Trauma Nursing in 1982 and her doctoral degree work at University of Delaware in Family Studies. She currently is an associate professor in Nursing at Temple University, where she has taught since 1998. Dr. Kurz’s commitment to teaching nursing students is evidenced by her years in the classroom and critical care clinical areas with such institutions as the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Holy Family, and Delaware State University. She received several training grants from the Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that benefited graduate nursing students over six years.

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