Myra Huth ’75, associate professor in the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing, was recently recognized by the Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing for an article she co-authored. The article, “Pediatric Inpatient Falls and Injuries: A Descriptive Analysis of Risk Factors,” was one of just two recipients of the 2012 JSPN Article Awards. Chosen on the merits of content, innovation and applicability to practice, it has been one of the journal’s most popular articles, already downloaded in full text almost 1,700 times.
Huth joined Alverno in December 2012 and is working extensively with faculty to continue to integrate pediatrics across the curriculum. In addition, Huth teaches research in the School’s graduate program. She brings more than 35 years of pediatric nursing, consulting, research and teaching to the College, and currently serves as president of the Society of Pediatric Nurses.
Huth has dedicated her career to finding ways to reduce post-surgical pain in children and improving bedside care through research. She pioneered the first nursing theory to target pediatric pain, providing essential guidance for practice, research and education. She also established an evidence-based practice and research center, Point of Care Scholar Program, which provides education and engagement in evidence-based practice and research to staff and advanced practice nurses and allied health professionals.
Prior to her arrival at Alverno, Huth served as professor of Clinical Faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and as assistant vice president, Research & Evidence-Based Practice Center for Professional Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Huth earned a nursing degree from Alverno College, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing from Marquette University, concluding with a doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.