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2018 will mark a new milestone for Nursing at Stanford with the development of the first Postdoctoral Nurse Scientist Fellowship training program in Palliative Care. A Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year academic program providing skills and experiences beyond the Doctoral Training program, typically in a specialized field.

First Postdoctoral Nurse Scientist Fellowship

Nursing scholarship and academic training has a proud tradition at Stanford University. Founded in 1895, the Lane Hospital Training School for Nurses was acquired by Stanford University in 1911, educating nurses until the school’s closure in 1974. Since then, the Stanford University School of Nursing Alumnae Association has continued to support nurses at Stanford, advocating for a return of an academic nursing program and stewarding funds to support nursing education, scholarship, and research activities across Stanford Health Care.

Building on this tradition, 2018 will mark a milestone for Nursing at Stanford with the development of the first Postdoctoral Nurse Scientist Fellowship training program in Palliative Care. A Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year academic program providing skills and experiences beyond the Doctoral training program, typically in a specialized field. The field of Palliative Care is emerging at Stanford and draws upon the expertise of all multidisciplinary care teams. With the support of Dale Beatty DNP RN, Chief Nursing Officer SHC, this fellowship is designed to be an innovative joint academic-practice partnership, fostering the translation of science into clinical care and ultimately advancing Palliative Care science and patient care outcomes.

To launch this initiative, Garrett Chan PhD RN and David Pickham PhD RN recently hosted representatives from Stanford Medicine, the Alumnae Association, and prominent schools of nursing (see photo). Our physician partners (Karl Lorenz MD, Stephanie Harmon MD, and Steve Asch MD) have worked closely to align this program, highlighting the continued integration of Patient Care Services within Stanford Medicine. We look forward to welcoming our first Postdoctoral Nurse Scientist in the Fall.

We thank the Stanford School of Nursing Alumnae Association for their generous support of this fellowship.

 

From L-R: Kelly Johnson (Chief Nursing Officer, Stanford Child Health), David Pickham (Director of Research, PCS, SHC), Patricia Davidson (Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing), Karl Lorenz (Physician; Section Chief – VA-Stanford Palliative Care Program), Karla Schroeder (Director of Palliative Care), Stephanie Harman (Physician; Medical Director Palliative Care Services), Pat Sparacino (Stanford School of Nursing Alumnae Association), Jill Stanley (Development Officer, Stanford Medicine), Garrett Chan (Director of Education, SHC), Julie Shinn (Stanford School of Nursing Alumnae Association), Catherine Gilliss (Dean, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing), Janet Darrow (Stanford School of Nursing Alumnae Association), Dale Beatty (Chief Nursing Officer, Stanford Health Care).

Article By: Garrett Chan

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