Alumni News

June 12, 2017 – Cathy Ward to receive the EXCEL Award

We are proud to announce that the 2017 Excellence in Leadership (EXCEL) will begoing to Alumna Cathy Ward, who is the Chief Nursing Office of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Each year the Administrative Management Group of Campus Human Resources shines the spotlight on employees who have been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in their careers at UCLA. They received many outstanding nominations this year, and we are so happy that our very own UCLA School of Nursing Cathy Ward has received this year's award.

Cogratulations Cathy!

June 05, 2017- CSUSM Appoints New School of Nursing Director

California State University San Marcos has appointed Dr. Lorna Kendrick as its new director of the School of Nursing effective July 1.

Dr. Kendrick has been the Director and Campus College Chair of the College of Health Professions School of Nursing for the University of Phoenix San Diego campus since 2014. She has also served in a variety of administrative and academic roles throughout the country, including director of the BSN program at Tennessee State University, director of clinical sites for Nashville General Hospital and faculty positions in Schools of Nursing at the University of Alaska, UCLA and California Baptist University.

“I am thrilled because CSUSM is truly an academic jewel, involved in a variety of exciting endeavors,” Dr. Kendrick said. “I am most excited because I saw in the eyes of each faculty, student and staff my own potential for growth.” Read more about her new appointment here!

March 28, 2017- Elsie Beard Studer MSN ’65 Makes Major Gift

Studer recently made a bequest of more than $650,000 to the UCLA School of Nursing! Read more about it and how you too can leave your legacy by clicking here.

February 27, 2017- Alumna Willa Kathy Swarthout '70 Highlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Willa Kathy Swarthout, RN, BSN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Willa Kathy Swarthout is a Registered Nurse with 46 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially coronary care, intensive care, nursing education, pediatrics, correctional nursing, and home health care. Willa is currently serving patients in Virginia.  Read more here

February 24, 2017- Nurse Practitioner Caprice Marie Hutchison MSN '00 will be Noted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Caprice Marie Hutchison, APRN-C, MSN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Caprice Marie Hutchison is a Nurse Practitioner with 26 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of her work, especially family medicine and adult internal medicine. Caprice is currently serving patients within Southwest Medical Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Click here for a link the story. 

February 21, 2017- Evy Silk MSN '76 recieves Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award and 2017 AANP Nurse Practioner State Award

Evy Silk MSN '76 received the Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award by the San Diego Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners in November 2016.  Then, much to her surprise, she was chosen to receive the 2017 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from California.  Now retired, she volunteers on medical missions and most recently was in the rural South Pacific where there are no surgeons or medical care for the general population. In addition, she has been selected as the recipient for the “Bridging Healthcare Needs” Award for 2017, where she will be honored at the Annual Educational Conference in San Francisco.  Read more about Evy by clicking here.

October 28, 2016- Alumna Sue Yudovin MSN '90 recieves Excellence Award

Congratulations to alumna Sue Yudovin MSN '90 for receiving the Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN) Nurse Practititioner Excellence Award.

Octobor 25,2016- UCLA Asian American Studies Center appoints SON Alumna Marjorie Kagawa-Singer MSN '72

As interim director of the AASC, Kagawa-Singer will be involved in hosting scholars and conferences at the research center, and oversee the search for a new director.  View the full story from Daily Brun here.

October 10, 2016- Inex Scholler-Jaquish MN '72 will be featured in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Inax Scholler-Jaquish, PhD, MSN, RN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. She is a Registered Nurse with 55 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially nursing education. Inax is currently serving patients at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland.  Read the full article here.

October 7, 2016- B. Pamela Mason MN '76 will be Announced in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, B. Pamela Mason, RN, BSN, MSN, CDE, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. She is a Certified Nurse Educator with 43 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially nursing education, as well as maternal and infant care. Pamela is currently retired and living in Texas.  Click here to read more.

October 6, 2016- Linda Burnes Bolton MN '72, MPH '76, DRPH '88, recieves Living Legend Award

Dr. Burnes Bolton was chosen to receive the prestigious 2016 Living Legend Award from the American Academy of Nursing.  To be eligible for this award, the Living Legend must have been an Academy Fellow for at least 15 years and have demonstrated extraordinary, sustained contributions to nursing and health care.  Dr. Burnes Bolton will be honored along with four other extraordinary nurses at a special ceremony during the upcoming American Academy of Nursing conference in Washington, D.C. on October 20.  Read more by clicking here.