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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - Paige Thompson, RN, MSN, DNSc ©, associate professor in the St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing at Moravian College, is the 2002 recipient of the St. Luke's Hospital Excellence in Nursing Award for the School of Nursing for 2002.
Thompson has been selected for her excellence in teaching and professionalism as an Instructor in the Diploma Program from 1989 to 2001. She has also earned recognition for her leadership in designing the transitional baccalaureate degree curriculum she is currently guiding, along with other faculty colleagues, through the implementation phase at Moravian College. Thompson is serving as the co-coordinator of the Self-Study for the new baccalaureate program in preparation for state and national accreditation of the program, which will occur during the 2002-2003 year.
Thompson's clinical practice centers on her interest in oncology nursing. Her current doctoral research project focuses on "The Feasibility of Expressive Writing as an Intervention to Enhance the Meaning of Life and Reduce Fatigue." She holds a BS degree in nursing from Duke University, a M.S. in nursing from DeSales University, and is a candidate for the Doctor of Nursing Science at Columbia University in New York City.