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Scholarship Winner

Annabel RaylCongratulations to nursing student Annabel Rayl who received a $1000 Gumberg Library Student Endowed Scholarship! The scholarship is funded by Gumberg Library employees to recognize the contributions of student workers who accomplish the library's mission.

6 Student Abstracts Accepted

Congratulations to our undergraduate students in Dr. Rebecca Chia's class whose abstracts were accepted at NCUR 2014, CUR - The Council on Undergraduate Research: Learning Through Research, held at the University of Kentucky. Students were chosen from more than 4,000 submissions, demonstrating their unique contributions to the discipline.

Jaclyn Angstadt, Rachel Desmond, Alex Hess, and Megan Bartlebaugh:

  • Does therapeutic hypothermia improve neurologic function after cardiac arrest?
  • Are Tissue Adhesives more Effective in the Wound Healing Process than Conventional Suture Technique?

Allison Spada and Liliane Schwedfeger:

  • Does animal-assisted therapy decrease anxiety and depression among psychiatric patients?

Dr. Chia and her students

Front row: Allison Spada, Jaclyn Angstadt, Rachel Desmond and Dr. Rebecca Chia
Back row: Megan Bartlebaugh, Alex Hess and Liliane Schwedfeger

NCLEX Review Winner

Congratulations to senior Anne Snyder for winning the AfterCollege/Hurst Review Services 30-day Online NCLEX Review! AfterCollege is the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. They are working to eliminate unemployment among college students and recent grads by helping students explore jobs and internships.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarships

Five nursing students in the Second Degree BSN program were awarded an academic scholarship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant is administered through the foundation's New Careers in Nursing scholarship program and is the fourth year that the School of Nursing has received funding.

2013 RWJF sholarship awardees

Front: Lashiwe Pepala and Fatima Salim
Back: Eric Devine, Albert Collins and David Mwangi

Sophomore Students' Article Published

Congratulations to our sophomore students Allison Gilmore, Emma Kaizer, Blake Roach, Samantha Buffalini, Katie Elliot, and Marguerite Dickenson! Their article "Applying Holistic Health Care in the Workplace" is on the Oncology Nursing Society's web site!

Student Publications

Karin Page-Cutrara, PhD student
Her recent publication in the Journal of Nursing Education - "Use of Prebriefing in Nursing Simulation: A Literature Review". The paper emanated from her work during an independent study with Dr. Michalene King.

Bill Gourash, PhD student
His article, "Longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery (LABS): retention strategy and results at 24 months" will be in the upcoming issue of the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Joyce Victor-Chmil, PhD student
Victor-Chmil, J. (2013, January/February). Critical thinking versus clinical reasoning versus clinical judgment: Differential diagnosis.Nurse Educator. 38(1), 34-36.