Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 9, 1997

On Faculty:
Olsen, Appling School
of Nursing's Top

In the May 19 issue of The Gazette, winners of teaching awards given by the Undergraduate Student Council and the university's Alumni Association were announced. Because the School of Nursing does not announce its Alumni Association teaching award winners until the day of commencement, their faculty members were not included in that list.

Here, then, are the winners of the Alumni Association's 1997 Excellence in Teaching Awards for the School of Nursing:

Sharon J. Olsen is an instructor in advanced practice nursing. Her primary areas of teaching focus on adult oncology and health promotion and disease prevention. Some of Olsen's recent publications include "Cancer Prevention in Minority Populations: Cultural Implications for Health Care Professionals" and "Instruments for Clinical Research in Health Care."

She received a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Olsen is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Oncology Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau and the Maryland Nurses Association.

Sue Appling is an assistant professor and adult nurse practitioner. She teaches nursing technologies, primary care and health policy to the school's undergraduates.

Appling is a 1973 graduate of the School of Nursing. Her current research includes an evaluation of care provided to women with a palpable breast lump. Two recent articles she has published are "Wellness and the Elderly" and "Hormone Replacement Therapy: Helping Your Patient Decide." She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Maryland Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, the Oncology Nursing Society, the Southern Nursing Research Council and the American College of Nurse Practitioners.

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