On 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 Nurse.com. 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 Nurse.com."
All regional winners throughout the United States will advance to a
pool of national finalists whose nominations are blinded and judged by
Nurse.com 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