Occupational Health Nursing Program Award Winners

During the 2007 AAOHN Symposium & Expo held in Orlando, FL, several OHN students and graduates were honored and recognized during the Awards and Recognition Dinner.

Katie Slavin, a residential MS student, received a $3,000 AAOHN Foundation Academic Scholarship to support research for her master’s thesis. Mary Olshewski, a 2003 MPH graduate from Michigan, was inducted into the 2007 Class of AAOHN Fellows; Linda McCauley, PhD, who chairs the NC OSHERC Advisory Committee, was also inducted into the 2007 Class of AAOHN Fellows. Diane Layne, a recent distance education MPH graduate from Florida, received 1st place for her outstanding poster based on her master’s paper, “Gender Differences in the Long-Haul Trucking Industry Related to Worker Health Perception: A Pilot Study.”

Two OHN students received the 2007 Public Health Nursing scholarship awards on April 20, 2007. Shelly Johnson, a distance education MPH student in Illinois, received the Imogene Pence Klingenfus Award, and Kathy Dayvault, a distance education MPH student in North Carolina, received the Margaret Blee – Ruth Warwick Hay Award. Both of them received $1,000 scholarship award and a handsome plaque in recognition of their leadership in public health/occupational health nursing. Jill Connell, a 2006 MPH graduate, was inducted into Delta Omega-Theta Chapter, the honor society in public health on April 20, 2007.

Kathy Dayvault and Jennifer Borst, a distance MPH student in Iowa, were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society on April 21, 2007.

Jennifer Borst, Shawna Hutchins (distance MPH student in Arizona), Andrea Hess (distance MPH student in Hawaii), and Kristin Stiehl (distance MPH student in Texas), in conjunction with Bonnie Rogers, submitted an article on heat stress for publication in the AAOHN Journal, which was accepted as a continuing education article.