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Linda Takvorian, Selected to be the Best Practice Team Leader for the Specialty Practice Network

Linda Takvorian, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, from the Los Angeles campus has been selected to be the Best Practice Team Leader for the Specialty Practice Network.  She will be working with the American Nephrology Nurses' Association.  
Please join me in congratulating Linda Takvorian on her appointment!

Journal of Advanced Nursing Article & Henderson NCLEX Pass Rate

Please read the journal, The structural relationships between organizational commitment, global job satisfaction, developmental experiences, work values, organizational support, and person-organization fit among nursing faculty, submitted to the Journal of Advanced Nursing by Dr. Lara Carver and colleagues.  

Please also join me in congratulating the faculty, staff, and students for the 1st quarter NCLEX first-time pass rate of 100% for the ASN program!

Dr. Tyler Smith's Publication: Millennium Cohort PTSD Trajectories Using LGMM March2012

Bonanno GA, Mancini AD, Horton, JL, Powell TM, LeardMann CA, Boyko EJ, Wells TS, Hooper TI, Gackstetter GD, Smith TC. Trajectories of Trauma Symptoms and Resilience in Deployed U.S. Military Service Members: A Prospective Cohort Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2012 Mar (200):317-323.

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) were examined over time in relation to deployment. Four classes of PTS trajectories were identified for both single and multiple deployers, with over 80% of the deployers exhibiting a stable trajectory of low symptoms (i.e., resilience) pre- to post-deployment. Several factors predicting PTS trajectories were identified, which may direct future research aimed at decreasing the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder among deployers.