Miami University’s board of trustees approves two new degrees in nursing


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Two new degree programs in nursing at Miami University were approved by the board of trustees at its regular business meeting held Monday, Nov. 30.

A Masters of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice will add 50 new courses within the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science at the regional campuses. The master’s program includes three areas of study concentrations: nurse practitioner, nurse leadership and nurse educator. The doctor of nursing will provide coursework to prepare nurses for advanced leadership and patient care.

These are two of the newest emerging and in-demand degrees that Miami is launching to meet changing workforce needs. This year the university rolled out plans for 14 new undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate offerings, and 20 certificates and micro-credentials.

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USF Health appoints new dean for College of Nursing

The University of South Florida announced Tuesday that Usha Menon would serve as dean for its College of Nursing and senior associate vice president of USF Health.

Menon, who served as interim dean for the college since February, joined USF Health in 2018 as vice dean of research for the college. She has previously served as associate dean of research and global innovation at the University of Arizona-Tucson’s College of Nursing and vice dean of the Ohio State College of Nursing. She was also co-principal investigator of an National Institutes of Health-funded program designed to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs by creating a one million person detailed clinical database.

Menon, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a recipient of the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award and an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, has won about $60

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Mental health nursing: A rewarding career

During her sophomore year in college, Namieka Salabie nursed her grandmother through pneumonia. Although her college major at the time was biological sciences, she didn’t find that as fulfilling as the time she spent caring for her grandmother.

After this experience, Salabie, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, did a veteran work-study where she shadowed a nurse. That experience convinced her that helping veterans with mental health issues was what she wanted to do.

Upon completion of a Master’s of Science in Nursing at Fairfield University in Connecticut, she interviewed for several jobs. She indicated her willingness to work in underserved areas and, found her skills were in such high demand, that she was offered a job at each place she interviewed for.

Outlook for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners

The need for nurses specializing in psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse care is great, says Jeffery Ramirez, Ph.D., a psychiatric nurse

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College seeks 100 students for free nursing assistant training | Articles

Nebraska Methodist College wants to recruit 100 people for a free, six-week training session to become certified nursing assistants.

The initiative’s first studentswill start Nov. 9, but other groups will follow in the free program. The initiative will largely be online, although some simulated training also will be provided at the college, said Nebraska Methodist College President Deb Carlson.

The college will work with Midland University to generate 100 participants, Carlson said. Those two colleges collaborate on other programs as well.

As hospitals and nursing homes scramble for nurses, they’re also seeking certified nursing

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School of Nursing and Rehabilitation of Shandong University Inaugurated

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The School of Nursing and Rehabilitation of SDU was inaugurated
The School of Nursing and Rehabilitation of SDU was inaugurated
The School of Nursing and Rehabilitation of SDU was inaugurated

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The inauguration of the new School
The inauguration of the new School
The inauguration of the new School

SHANDONG, China, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On October 20th, the School of Nursing and Rehabilitation was inaugurated on the Baotuquan Campus of Shandong University.

Guo Xinli, Secretary of the CPC Shandong University Committee said that nursing and rehabilitation, a field with promising prospects and tremendous potential in China, were a key sector in China’s health service system and health industry. He hopes that by sticking to first-rate standards and striving to attain world-class quality, the School of Nursing and Rehabilitation will become a cradle for fostering talent, a platform for innovation and a center of teaching, research and development.

Shandong University is known to be one of the originating universities

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Holyoke Community College registered nursing program earns lofty ranking

A national online guide to healthcare education has ranked the registered nursing program at Holyoke Community College as the best of its kind in Western Massachusetts.

In its 2020 nursing school rankings, Nursing Process listed HCC at No. 5 overall out of the 60 accredited associate degree nursing programs in Massachusetts that it considered for review, according to the independent otganizations website.

At number 5, HCC’s associate of science in nursing program was the highest ranked community college nursing program in the four Western Massachusetts counties.

“We’re grateful for the recognition. We take great pride in our nursing program at HCC and work very hard to make sure we offer our students an unparalleled educational experience,” HCC Dean of Health Services Clare Lamontagne said.

Nursing Process considers graduation rate, student-to- faculty ratio, affordability, reputation, and first-time licensing pass rate in its rankings.

HCC’s nursing programs are based in the Center

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Cinematic Health Education Receives Investment from Strada Education Network to Boost Nursing Career Tracks

Funding, including for first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on CNA careers, follows early investment in company by Rethink Education

Cinematic Health Education, a national leader in preparing allied health professionals for rewarding healthcare careers, today announced that Strada Education Network has made a strategic minority investment in the company to support its work developing meaningful professional pathways for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and other similar roles.

“Cinematic Health Education’s focus on educating frontline healthcare workers is well-aligned with Strada’s mission of improving pathways between education and employment,” said Jessica Hinkle, Strada’s senior vice president for strategic investments. “CNAs play a key role in the healthcare industry; we look forward to learning how individuals new to the role progress, so that we better understand the purposeful connections needed to build rewarding careers.”

As part of the investment, Cinematic Health Education and Strada will conduct a first-of-its-kind study to track CNAs’ early career progression.

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New Orleans university, health system create nursing program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A university in New Orleans and a health system based nearby have created a new nursing program that will guarantee experience working with the health system’s patients for all students.

“This year has proven without doubt that nurses are heroes,” and the country has a critical need for more nurses, Loyola University New Orleans President Tania Tetlow said.

Ochsner Health professionals will teach at Loyola and supervise the students in all eight of their clinical rotations, officials said during a livestreamed news conference Wednesday.

The enrollment website opened Wednesday for next fall, and Tetlow said the school hopes to have a class of 90 graduate in 2025.

“Every day we see there’s a challenge with nursing shortages,” as temporary workers fill about 300 of the system’s nearly 6,000 nursing jobs, said Warner Thomas, Ochsner’s president and chief executive.

It’s a national problem, he said: the

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Amid Wisconsin coronavirus outbreak, researchers explore link between college cases, nursing home deaths

For most of 2020, La Crosse’s nursing homes had lost no one to covid-19. In recent weeks, the county has recorded 19 deaths, most of them in long-term care facilities. Everyone who died was over 60. Fifteen of the victims were 80 or older. The spike offers a vivid illustration of the perils of pushing a herd-immunity strategy, as infections among younger people can fuel broader community outbreaks that ultimately kill some of the most vulnerable residents.

“It was the very thing we worried about, and it has happened,” Kabat said.

Local efforts to contain the outbreak have been hamstrung by a statewide campaign to block public health measures, including mask requirements and limits on taverns, he added. “Your first responsibility as a local government is really to protect the health and safety and welfare of your residents,” he said. “When you feel like that’s not happening and you have

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BSN degree gives edge in nursing career

For those looking to gain an edge for a nursing career, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the first step.

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The report by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice, stated the education impacts the knowledge and competencies of the nurse clinician. For those with a BSN, they are not only well-prepared to meet demands, they also are valued for their critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion.


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Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN, founding dean and professor, and Humana endowed dean’s chair in nursing at the University of Houston, said there are multiple paths to get a BSN, such as the RN to BSN, second degree BSN, and traditional BSN.

Applicants for the nursing program will have their overall GPA, science GPAs, and testing exams reviewed in addition to an interview process.

“All nursing

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