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Nursing Profs Wolfe, Stamp to be Honored by Mass. Association of Registered Nurses


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (February 2013) – Two Boston College Connell School of Nursing faculty members will be honored by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN) at its convention this April. Associate Dean for Research and Professor Barbara Wolfe will receive the Mary A. Manning Mentoring Award and Assistant Professor Kelly Stamp will receive the Excellence in Nursing Education Award.

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Barbara Wolfe

The Mary A. Manning Mentoring Award is given annually by the MARN to a nurse who exemplifies the ideal image of a mentor and has established a record of consistent outreach to nurses in practice or in the pursuit of advanced education. Wolfe is an advanced practice registered nurse whose expertise is the psychobiology of eating disorders. She holds a doctorate from Boston College and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Wolfe is also an active member and past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She is a recipient of the Nancy Valentine Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s New England Chapter.

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Kelly Stamp

The Excellence in Nursing Education Award honors a nurse educator who demonstrates excellence in nursing education. As a certified adult nurse practitioner, Stamp’s focus is on coronary heart disease diagnosis and treatment, specifically nurse practitioners’ assessment of coronary heart disease risk factors and self-care in women with heart failure. She earned a doctorate from the University of South Florida.

Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, is dedicated to advancing the profession of nursing in Massachusetts through advocacy, leadership development, enhanced diversity, education and mentorship.

--Kathleen Sullivan, Office of News & Public Affairs, kathleen.sullivan@bc.edu