West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University professors were recognized at the New Jersey League for Nursing 95th Anniversary and 2010 Nurse Recognition Award Gala on Friday, November 5, 2010 at The Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey.

This year’s President’s Award was presented posthumously to Monmouth University Professor Kathleen M. Maher  for her service to nursing.   She taught at Monmouth University’s Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies from 2004 until the time of her death on July 23, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.  A warm and caring person whose enthusiasm for education and nursing was evident in all she did, Kathy impacted the lives of countless nurses during her 45 years as nurse administrator and educator.

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Dr. Laura Jannone

Dr. Laura Jannone received the New Jersey League for Nursing 2010 Nurse Recognition Award.  She is the coordinator of the School Nurse Program, as well as a tenured professor and director of the nursing graduate program at Monmouth University.  She joined Monmouth University in 2000 and oversees one of the largest graduate programs at the University.   She is committed to students in every aspect of her work as evidenced by her perennial nomination for Monmouth University’s Teacher of the Year.  Dr. Jannone’s outstanding leadership skills and caring behaviors are displayed in her advocacy for her students and the nursing profession.

In addition,  Monmouth University student Jacqueline Dibernardo received the Kathleen M. Maher Scholarship from the New Jersey League of Nursing and Monmouth University alumna Florence Armour MSN’03  received a 2010 Nurse Recognition Award.  Ms. Armour is stroke program coordinator, robotic prostatectomy program APN and coordinator, and brain tumor center nurse practitioner at Monmouth Medical Center.

The New Jersey League for Nursing supports and implements the mission of the National League for Nursing to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce at the constituent level.  For more information, visit www.njln.org.

For more information on Monmouth University’s Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, call 732-571-3443 or visit www.monmouth.edu.