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Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal featured College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton in "PACE PROFESSOR NAMED AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING FELLOW"

09/16/2020

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal featured College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton in "PACE PROFESSOR NAMED AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING FELLOW"

Pace University College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing for her contributions to health and health equity. She will be recognized at the academy’s annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference induction ceremony, which will take place virtually Oct. 29-31. 

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Patch featured College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton in "Pace Professor Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow"

09/02/2020

Patch featured College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton in "Pace Professor Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow"

Pace University College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing for her significant contributions to health and health equity. Singleton will be recognized this fall at the academy's annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference induction ceremony, which will take place virtually Oct. 29-31. 

Singleton joins 230 new fellows representing 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territory of Guam and 13 countries. She is one of just 15 fellows chosen from New York State. The Academy currently comprises more than 2,700 nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice and academia that champion health and wellness, locally and globally.

An accomplished clinician, educator, researcher, author, editor, documentary and simulation filmmaker, Singleton is deeply engaged in studying the human-animal connection. Since 2016, her work has focused on assistance dogs and stress reduction as non-pharmacologic approaches to care, for patients and caregivers. She created and leads Canines Assisting in Health (CAsH), the only program of this nature in the United States. CAsH supports individuals with disabilities teamed with a service dog by educating interprofessional healthcare students and providers to be knowledgeable about and culturally competent in providing care to this cultural community, as well as educating students and providers on the role of assistance animals in supporting human health.

Singleton has a special partner in Professor Spirit, a service dog she is teamed with, who is her teaching, practice, and research partner. Spirit is the first canine faculty at Pace University, with his own position description and faculty ID. Singleton and Professor Spirit have educated thousands of healthcare professionals on how to work with a service dog. They have helped hundreds of students, faculty, individuals with disabilities teamed with a service dog, and community members to reduce stress through their evidence-based stress reduction practice, Paws & Breathe®. CAsH's range of dissemination, peer reviewed and invited, includes national workshops, classes, presentations, publications, internet and television coverage, and public service announcements.

"I look forward to the opportunitiesthe Academy offers and engaging with health leaders in transforming America's healthcare system," said Singleton. "Nurses have tremendous influence in interprofessional education and practice within the Academy, and this is an enormous opportunity to advance this work in assisting those with disabilities and healthcare providers." 

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Press Release: Pace Professor named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

09/01/2020

Press Release: Pace Professor named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Dr. Joanne Singleton a leader in human-animal connection research

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. September 1, 2020 – Pace University College of Health Professions graduate nursing professor Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing for her significant contributions to health and health equity. Singleton will be recognized this fall at the academy’s annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference induction ceremony, which will take place virtually Oct. 29-31.

Singleton joins 230 new fellows representing 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territory of Guam and 13 countries. She is one of just 15 fellows chosen from New York State. The Academy currently comprises more than 2,700 nursing leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice and academia that champion health and wellness, locally and globally.

An accomplished clinician, educator, researcher, author, editor, documentary and simulation filmmaker, Singleton is deeply engaged in studying the human-animal connection. Since 2016, her work has focused on assistance dogs and stress reduction as non-pharmacologic approaches to care, for patients and caregivers. She created and leads Canines Assisting in Health (CAsH), the only program of this nature in the United States. CAsH supports individuals with disabilities teamed with a service dog by educating interprofessional healthcare students and providers to be knowledgeable about and culturally competent in providing care to this cultural community, as well as educating students and providers on the role of assistance animals in supporting human health.

Singleton has a special partner in Professor Spirit, a service dog she is teamed with, who is her teaching, practice, and research partner. Spirit is the first canine faculty at Pace University, with his own position description and faculty ID. Singleton and Professor Spirit have educated thousands of healthcare professionals on how to work with a service dog. They have helped hundreds of students, faculty, individuals with disabilities teamed with a service dog, and community members to reduce stress through their evidence-based stress reduction practice, Paws & Breathe®. CAsH’s range of dissemination, peer reviewed and invited, includes national workshops, classes, presentations, publications, internet and television coverage, and public service announcements.

“I look forward to the opportunities the Academy offers and engaging with health leaders in transforming America’s healthcare system,” said Singleton. “Nurses have tremendous influence in interprofessional education and practice within the Academy, and this is an enormous opportunity to advance this work in assisting those with disabilities and healthcare providers.” 

An AAN Fellow herself, Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing, said: “Dr. Singleton has been building her body of work over many years and is wholly deserving of this honor. We are very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to her future contributions to healthcare, nursing, Pace, and the College of Health Professions.”

The American Academy of Nursing works to serve the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy, practice and science through organizational excellence and effective nursing leadership. The academy and its members, known as fellows, create and execute knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives to drive reform of America's health system.

Other faculty of the College of Health Professions who are fellows of the academy include Dr. Feldman, Keville Frederickson, EdD, RN, FAAN, and Sandra Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN. The College also boasts many Lienhard graduates who are members or will be this year.

Dr. Singleton holds a PhD in nursing and post-master’s FNP (family nurse practitioner) from Adelphi University.

About the College of Health Professions:

Established in 2010, the College of Health Professions at Pace University offers a broad range of programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. It is the College’s goal to create innovative and complex programs that reflect the changing landscape of the health care system. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for impactful careers in health care practice, health-related research, or as educators, and equip graduates to work in health policy and global health fields. Students in clinical programs receive hands-on training in the College’s Interprofessional Center for Health Care Simulation and have the opportunity to apply their developing skills in real-world settings at many of the regions' leading clinical facilities. The College is currently comprised of several growing and important areas of study, which include Nursing, Physician Assistant, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Health Science.

About Pace University

 

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu.