The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing

The Bridge - USF School of Nursing and Health Professions Newsletter

The Bridge - USF School of Nursing Newsletter 

Summer 2011 - Vol VI Issue 1

Nurses Win for Professional Achievement

Five School of Nursing and Health Professions professors emeriti were recognized for their contributions to their profession at this year’s Alumni Association Spring Gala, held at San Francisco’s prestigious Olympic Club in April.
Nurse Alumna

Combined, Sr. Mary Brian Kelber ’62, RSM, Frances Monet Carter, EdD ’78, Eleanor Hein, EdD ’79, Betty Carmack, EdD ’81, and Jane Vincent Corbett, EdD ’85, have taught at the School of Nursing and Health Professions for 158 years, touching the lives of many who walked through the college’s doors in recent decades.

For their tireless devotion to nursing and commitment to the next generation of nurses, they were presented with the Alumni Association’s Professional Achievement Award, honoring an individual or individuals who have brought distinction to the university by exemplary achievements or service in their chosen profession or the broader community.

Sr. Kelber, who currently co-teaches a freshman seminar titled “Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition,” was instrumental in bringing NBC’s Meet the Press moderator the late Tim Russert to speak and receive an honorary degree in 2001.

Carter is a member of the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu, was a 10-year member of San Francisco’s mental health advisory board, and the inspiration for the Frances Monet Carter for Clinical Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing prize for USF undergraduate psychiatric nurses.

Hein enjoys opera performances, painting, reading, traveling, and walking. She has had three editions of her book, Contemporary Leadership Behavior: Selected Readings, chosen as book of the year by the American Journal of Nursing.

Carmack is a national expert on how pets provide companionship and help humans heal physically and emotionally and how the death of a pet can affect humans. She is the author of Grieving the Death of a Pet.

A tap dancer and snorkeler, Corbett is working on an eighth edition of her award-winning book, Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses, with new co-author Associate Professor Angela Banks.


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