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May 2016
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Pink Impact: Breast Care at MSU

The Michigan State University College of Nursing has been funded $75,000 by the Susan G. Komen Michigan Affiliate. Continuing MSU's tradition of partnering with Komen to provide access to care, Pink Impact: Breast Care at MSU will offer essential screening and diagnostic breast care services to men and women who cannot afford life-saving services due to high deductibles and copays. In addition, a breast health education program will be held for breast cancer survivors, their families, and those at risk.

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Nursing Student Receives Board of Trustees Award

Jessica Mutrynowski, Traditional BSN student, was one of 50 students recognized with a Board of Trustees' Awards. The award was given to those having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University. They all received a 4.0 GPA. The students were also recognized at spring commencements.

Do you have more than one Chronic Condition?

Research study seeks individuals ages 21 to 85 with two or more chronic conditions. Participants will need to travel to MSU one time for an evaluation that includes an interview, a physical assessment, and a blood draw. Participants will receive a $20 gift card to Meijer or Walmart.

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AWARDS & HONORS

Kathy Forrest

MSN, RN

 

Service to Our Country Award

 

Linda Keilman

DNP, GNP-BC

 

Outstanding Long-Term/End of Life/Hospice Care Award

Elyse Kalil

Traditional BSN Student

 

Undergraduate Outstanding Student Award

Lauren Hurlburt

Traditional BSN Student

 

Undergraduate Spirit Award

Jessica Martin

MSN Student

 

Graduate Outstanding Student Award

Michael Superfisky

MSN Student

 

Graduate Outstanding Student Award

Jana Belisle

MSN Student

 

Graduate Outstanding Student Award

Sue Weirs

DNP Student

 

MICNP People's Choice Award

Randolph F. R. Rasch

PhD, RN, FAANP

 

Appointed to AACN PhD Summit Planning Committee

Della Hughes-Carter

DNP, BC-GNP, RN

 

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Innovations in Healthcare Award

Gwen Wyatt

PhD, RN, FAAN

 

Elected to the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Board of Directors

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PRACTICE
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Spartan Nurse Monthly: Blaze Trails During Older Americans Month

The month of May is Older Americans Month, and this year's theme is "Blaze a Trail." Older adults continue to impact our lives and communities in positive ways. "We can help enrich the lives of all ages through promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and social involvement," Linda Keilman said.

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EDUCATION
 
Green Runs in the Family: Q & A with Elyse Kalil

Elyse Kalil, Traditional BSN student, was inspired by her family members to choose MSU and its nursing major. Both her mother and grandmother are medical professionals. When she was a teenager, she realized that she wanted to pursue this position after nurses had a strong influence on her health. "My time as a student in the College of Nursing has been the most challenging yet rewarding of my life," Kalil said.

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JOB OPENINGS
SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITION

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs provides creative leadership in the promotion of excellence in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. The role encompasses oversight of academic affairs, directing faculty, the structure of educational programs, and is accountable for the quality and currency of nursing curricula. This position assumes the responsibilities of the Dean as delegated and serves as the CEO in the absence of the Dean.

To read the full position summary go to jobs.msu.edu, posting #3301.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITION

 

Associate Dean for
Research

The Associate Dean for Research is responsible for advancing the College of Nursing research mission and the leadership of the PhD program. Seeking a leader that can provide guidance for research, expand NIH and other federal and foundation research funding, build strengths consistent with strategic priorities, mentor faculty, and serve as a role model by maintaining scholarship and a funded program of research.



To read the full position summary go to jobs.msu.edu, posting #3300.

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