Apr 14, 2006    #081
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UMKC neonatal specialists publish articles in peer-reviewed journal

The March/April 2006 issue of “Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing” contains four articles authored by graduates and one student of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing.

• Laura J. Isaacson, RNC, MSN, IBCLC, 2005 UMKC School of Nursing graduate, wrote Steps to Successfully Breastfeed the Premature Infant.

• Linda D. Welty, MSN, NNP, 2005 UMKC School of Nursing graduate, wrote Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A Case Study.

• Kimberly D. Howard-Salsman, RNC, MSN, NNP, 2005 UMKC School of Nursing graduate, wrote Car Seat Safety for High-Risk Infants.

• Susanne Jane Hyun, RN, BSN, UMKC School of Nursing student in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program, wrote Cloacal Exstrophy.

Abstracts may be viewed online at

The journal also printed an editorial entitled Writing for Publication: Supporting the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Student co-authored by Carol Trotter, PhD, RNC, NNP, and Lynn Rasmussen, PhD, RNC, NNP, both UMKC School of Nursing faculty members.

Rasmussen heads the online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program at the School of Nursing. Trotter directs the online course for which the students wrote the manuscripts.

“Neonatal Network” is a peer-reviewed journal that keeps neonatal nurses and related healthcare professionals current in their fields. It publishes high quality articles in the areas of clinical practice, research, education, and administration.

UMKC School of Nursing research faculty are committed to conducting research that translates findings from the basic life sciences into more effective patient care. The school’s research focus emphasizes health care issues for women, children and adolescents; as well as research that considers cultural and political perspectives.

UMKC is one of four University of Missouri campuses. It is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences and urban affairs.

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