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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Faculty members receive awards for education, research

The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses honored Susan Emery, nurse anesthesia program director, and Dorothy Jones, professor of adult health, with awards recognizing their contributions to the field of nursing.

The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses honored Susan Emery, nurse anesthesia program director, and Dorothy Jones, professor of adult health, with awards recognizing their contributions to the field of nursing.

Emery received the Excellence in Nursing Education Award. She developed, and now directs, the nurse anesthesia program at Boston College in collaboration with Anesthesia Associates of Massachusetts. Her interests include chemistry and physics of nurse anesthesia practice, the pharmacology of anesthetics, anesthesia for geriatrics patients, and endocrine and renal physicology.

Jones was given the Excellence in Nursing Research Award. Her research includes an NIH-funded study focusing on patients' recovery at home following ambulatory surgery, theory development related to Margaret Newman's "Health as Expanding Consciousness," evaluation research, and instrumentation development. Jones is also a Senior Nurse Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and currently serves as president of the Eastern Nursing Research Society.

MARN also bestowed Living Legends in Massachusetts Nursing Awards upon Professor Emeritus Marjory Gordon and alumna Mary Ellen Doona '67, MS '69. Living Legends Awards are given annually to recognize nurses who have made significant contributions over the course of their careers, who have exhibited creativity and innovation in their practice, and who serve as inspiration to other nurses.

The awards were presented at MARN's annual awards dinner on April 3 in Dedham, MA.