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A Nurse's Delivery: 27 Years Later

Judy Strunk discovered a connection with one of her students, Kristin So rensen, during a maternal-child clinical at a Detroit hospital. "It is so unlikely that I would have a student that I had cared for as a newborn in a small rural hospital in Northern Michigan 27 years ago," Strunk said. For Strunk, there is nothing more satisfying than watching students become “the nurse,” able to take care of the new family.

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You Can Trust that I Will

Rhonda Conner-Warren talks about why some Flint residents may not trust donated water. The overall issues impacting this community are trust, quality, and safety. Healthcare providers need to continue policing and monitoring the recent events, legislation, and government funding to see that the community returns to a stable state. “I will bring my caring compassion to help the community that raised me up as a child,” Conner-Warren said.

 

Need a Great Gift for a Spartan Nurse?

College of Nursing apparel is available online through the Spartan Spirit Shop. Made exclusively for the College of Nursing, options include casual and professional wear for students, employees or alumni. Click to view the full selection.

 

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RESEARCH
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Professors and Police Collaborate to Address Elder Abuse

MSU professors and the Lansing Police are working to address elder abuse and neglect. The abuse, if not identified early and responded to properly, can destroy trust between the community and police. This study to assess healthcare and service needs of senior citizens is being led by Carolyn Pickering, a College of Nursing assistant professor, and Christopher Maxwell, a School of Criminal Justice professor.

 
Denise Hershey: We Can No Longer Take a Single Approach

The combination of required self-management activities, symptoms that patients experience, and the overall burden of treatment experienced by patients with multiple comorbidities can have a negative impact on their health related outcomes and overall quality of life. Denise Hershey is developing an intervention targeted at improving symptom and self-management of both cancer and diabetes.

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AWARDS & HONORS

Kathy Forrest

MSN, RN

 

Billie Gamble Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Excellence/Enrichment Award

Tiffany Keck

MBA, CHRS

 

Carol Barthel Spirit Award

Jiying Ling

PhD, RN

 

Marjorie A. Holmes College of Nursing Endowed Faculty Enrichment Award

Mary Smania

DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC

 

Graduate Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Kathy Dontie

PhD, FNP-BC

 

Anna Mae (Berg) Spaniolo Award

Kara Schrader

MSN, RN, NP-C

 

Anna Mae (Berg) Spaniolo Award

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EDUCATION
 
Spartan Nurses Win First Place Awards at UURAF

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum provides MSU undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Traditional BSN students Gabrielle Oehring and Katie Nurenberg, as well as their mentors Seung Hee Choi and Carolyn Pickering, earned first place awards. Learn more about their presentations, “Health Behaviors Among Dual-Smoker Couples” and “Using Haddon's Injury Matrix to Identify Prevention Strategies for Bullying in Nursing Homes”.

 
Refining Research Skills: Q & A with Victoria Marshall

Victoria Marshall, PhD student, is developing her research skills under a mentor so she can make a difference in nursing in the future. Her experience with a funded research grant has allowed her to shape her research skills and connect them with relevant coursework. "Nursing offers the rewards of helping patients and their families regain and maintain health as well as offering preventative health education," Marshall said.

HAPPENINGS

April 29

BSN Student Scholarly Project Poster Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

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