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Applying pediatric knowledge and skills in a real-world setting, a group of Nevada State College (NSC) nursing students joined the medical staff team at the annual Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) Camp Vegas on March 26.
The Department of Financial Aid welcomed the Henderson Police Department Financial Crimes Unit to campus on Thursday, Feb. 21 to discuss “Identity Theft and Internet Fraud” with a group of students, faculty, and staff. The event was held in the Marydean Martin Library as the fourth segment of NSC’s Financial Literacy Series.
Led by Judy Peterson, a nationally recognized expert in the field of TS, the event welcomed education and nursing students and faculty from NSC, local K-12 educators, school nurses, psychologists, and social workers.
The highly competitive clinical program allows accepted nursing students to complete up to 400 hours of classroom work and competency-based clinical practice under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse (RN) preceptor.
“The purpose of the simulation is to place the participant in the shoes of a mentally ill patient in order for them to truly develop an understanding of the difficulty these individuals have when trying to focus, listen to directions, or complete the most simple tasks,” said Chaffin.
As the Hispanic population in Southern Nevada continues to grow, the need for bilingual medical professionals is also increasing. To answer this need, the Nevada State College School of Nursing has begun offering a four-week immersive medical Spanish course, launching this summer.
“The nursing faculties at NSC and UNLV have always been very collaborative. NSC faculty and students have been actively participating in Zeta Kappa STTI events for the last five years,” said Shirlee Snyder, dean of nursing at NSC. “The at-large STTI chapter is just another example of the mutual support between the institutions.”
“It’s an amazing feeling to have been accepted to the nursing program as I’ve worked really hard for the last couple years to complete my prerequisite courses,” said Linda Cirillo, a regular track student starting the program this fall.
“It’s overwhelming to see the talent and dedication represented in this year’s graduating class,” said Dean of Nursing Shirlee Snyder. “Our BSNs truly exemplify the knowledge, skill and heart required to excel in their field.”
Nursing students utilizing the training software at NSC practice electronic charting during clinical work, access case study trainings and take exams tailored specifically to the NSC nursing curriculum.
“Our senior projects truly help us research information that can be used to help the community as a whole,” said Germania Skidmore, a presenting nursing student. “It’s exciting to see our research being considered for implementation.”
Nevada State College in partnership with Sunrise Hospital successfully advanced the first cohort of 28 nurses through the newly launched nurse residency program in December of 2011. The yearlong program was established at the hospital in order to battle the 27.1% national turnover rate of new hire nurses.
“We often forget that our professors are more than classroom instructors. They have had years of hands-on experience working in various hospitals and clinics,” said NSNA’s President, Jennifer Scott. “Their unique stories and insight from the field are an invaluable resource that can help us grow and prepare for real life experiences in our own careers.”
Kathryn Damm, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Nevada State College, will be a featured speaker at next month’s 15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute in Ontario, Calif., discussing how to use technology to engage students.
Long known as a professor who emphasizes the importance of community-based learning in his classes, Dr. Hon-Vu Duong (better known as Dr. D to his students), is a living example of the difference one can make by serving communities in need.
As part of the Asthma Management program, an initiative implemented through grant funding, the Nevada State College School of Nursing and the School Based Health Center at Basic High School held an Asthma Management clinic, which trained nurse practitioners on effective asthma care for their patients.
As the winter months approach there is a greater likelihood of contracting the influenza virus (flu) or H1N1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that the best protection against the flu and/or H1N1 is to practice good personal hygiene, such as...
Through a community health nursing class, Nevada State College nursing studentslearned about the impact of cultural diversity on community health. Throughout the semester, the students worked diligently to assist refugees in the Las Vegas area adjust to their new lives in the United States, ultimately organizing a health fair in conjunction with Planned Parenthood.
On October 1, 2008, students and faculty of the School of Nursing at Nevada State College gathered for the Healing Presence Ceremony. This annual event celebrates their dedication to the art of caring in nursing, with special focus placed on the energy of healing presence within nurse-patient and faculty-student relationships.
A grant program funded by the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) is the first coordinated effort in Nevada to offer nurses the chance to receive a Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree entirely online.
Nevada State College will host its pinning ceremony honoring the graduates of the accelerated nursing program. As a tradition in the nursing field, graduates will be pinned by a family member, friend, or NSC Nursing faculty member.
Nevada State College’s School of Nursing and Basic High School have teamed to provide the award-winning School Based Health Center (SBHC) and its much needed services to local young people attending area schools.
Dr. Shirlee J. Snyder, Associate Professor in Nevada State College's School of Nursing, co-authored the widely used nursing textbook “Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing,” which covers nursing concepts, processes and practices.