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Nursing Professor Honored for Mentorship
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Barbara B Blozen, EdD MA RN BC CNLOn June 5, 2013, Barbara B. Blozen Ed.D., M.A., R.N., BC, CNL, was named the New York/New Jersey Regional Finalist in Education and Mentorship by The Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) awards are nurse-nominated and awarded. There were six categories of awards: Advancing and Leading the Profession; Clinical Nursing, Inpatient; Education and Mentorship; Home, Community and Ambulatory Care; Patient and Staff Management; and Volunteerism and Service.

The category in which Dr. Blozen was nominated and awarded, Education and Mentorship, is described as those registered nurses who contribute to nursing's body of knowledge through formal nursing education, skills training or continuing education or who guide, support or influence nurses' career development in meaningful, measurable ways through the art of professional nursing.

Mary E. Fortier, Ed.D., R.N., CNL, an assistant professor within the College of Nursing authored Dr. Blozen's nomination. Notes Fortier, "I work closely with Barbara and witness firsthand the time and effort she invests in Seton Hall students. Her enthusiasm and positive energy are inspiring and felt she should be recognized for all that she does."

Blozen serves on and chairs the Continuing Education Committee and is the chair for New Jersey State Nurse’s Association's Continuing Education Regional Review Team 3. She has chaired numerous committees for Sigma Theta Tau and serves as a mentor to students who are new to the local chapter. She helped bring an accelerated BSN program to an area of Southern New Jersey that had no traditional BSN program and has presented locally and nationally.

As a testament to her teaching and mentorship, a group of her senior students had bracelets created, which read "What Would Professor Blozen Do?" Many of these students continue to seek her professional advice and educational guidance as they have embarked on their nursing careers.

Dean Phyllis Shanley Hansell, Ed.D., R.N., FAAN, expressed her support for Dr. Blozen. "Nursing faculty face unique challenges while providing a safety net for our students here at Seton Hall University. Barbara Blozen stands out as a positive example and mentor for students and I am delighted that all of her hard work has been acknowledged by her colleagues and by"

All regional winners throughout the United States will advance to a pool of national finalists whose nominations are blinded and judged by National Advisory Board members. One national winner will be selected from each category.

About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the PhD program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.

For more information please contact:
Kristyn Kent Wuillermin
(973) 761-9291


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