Peter Buerhaus, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University, presented the 2017 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation. His talk was titled "The Nursing Workforce: Strengths and Vulnerabilities in a New Era of Health Reforms."
The Penn State College of Nursing will hold three information sessions on March 14 for college graduates and seniors thinking about a second degree in nursing. The college's second degree option is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in another field but have decided to pursue a nursing career.
A novel approach to fostering relationships, Story Circle, a 90-minute facilitated discussion hosted by the Center for Healthy Aging in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State in collaboration with theater professional Joan Lipkin, provides an opportunity for college students and older adults to engage in settings conducive to conversation and understanding.
Nursing academic–service partnerships involve collaboration between schools of nursing and clinical practice settings that translate nursing science into bedside care. A recent collaborative effort between Penn State College of Nursing and the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, a long-term care organization in North Wales, Pennsylvania, served to highlight the relationship between researchers and care providers.
Carolyn Castor Garver, a 1986 graduate of Penn State’s bachelor of science degree program in nursing, received her employer's annual Patient Safety Award twice in the past five years. In September, the College of Nursing Alumni Society recognized her as someone who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and a commitment to the college's ideals and philosophy.
Criminal investigations often begin away from the crime scene, in a curtained hospital room, where nurses treat and counsel the victims of violent crime or abuse. In Amy LeSuer’s forensic nursing class at Penn State Behrend, students learn bite-mark analysis, DNA collection and forensic epidemiology. They also learn to recognize signs of sexual abuse, human trafficking and psychological injury.
Mary Beth Kroemer has worked as a registered nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital for 39 years, but she's never been so excited about her profession. The reason for that is because Kroemer is now enrolled in the RN to B.S. in Nursing degree completion program, offered in cohort form by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Penn State Worthington Scranton has partnered with the Geisinger Health System to provide its registered nurses with flexible learning options that will allow them to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing in as little as 18 months.
The Penn State College of Nursing's honor society, Beta Sigma, selected the Jared Box Project as its service project for spring 2016. Created by nursing students at Penn State Schuylkill and several other Penn State campuses, Jared Boxes are shoebox-sized plastic containers full of toys, games and other items to help distract and entertain children who are in the hospital.
The Penn State College of Nursing is one of 32 schools of nursing to receive a Future of Nursing Scholars program grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The funds will be used to support two students pursuing their Ph.D. degrees in nursing.