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November 2015
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Della Hughes-Carter: Inspired by Dad

Diabetes continues to cause serious complications such as kidney failure, blindness, amputations, heart disease, and stroke. Spartan nurses teamed up with a primary care facility to initiate an interprofessional quality-improvement venture and improve the capture of kidney disease in those with diabetes. “[My father’s] journey has inspired me to help others prevent and manage the complication of diabetic kidney disease,” Della Hughes-Carter said.

 
NP Week: Honoring Our Alumni

From Michigan to Washington, our NP alumni make a difference in their patients' lives. Spartan Nurses love their careers because of the impact they can have; many treat their patients holistically to improve outcomes.

 

Empower Extraordinary

What impact would you like to make on the College of Nursing before 2016 arrives? Areas include student scholarships to alleviate the cost of an education and research to help influence patient care. Learn about what #SpartanNurse opportunities you could contribute to before the ball drops.

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RESEARCH
 
A Voice for the Voiceless

Although elder abuse affects one out of 10 community-dwelling older adults, only one of every 26 cases is reported. Carolyn Pickering is researching policies and procedures to reduce—and ultimately eliminate—abuse and neglect in nursing homes.


View her interview with WILX News 10 here.

 
CIT Provide Complementary Care

53% of American adults have used complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) in their lifetime; they may help relieve issues like fatigue, nausea, and anxiety. Gwen Wyatt and Rebecca Lehto encourage nurses to inform themselves so they can create a dialogue with their patients.

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AWARDS & HONORS

Gretchen
Schumacher

PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C

 

2016 NP State
Award for Excellence from AANP

Kelly
Brittain

PhD, RN

 

2015 National
Health Equity Summit Speaker

Amy
Hoffman

PhD, RN

 

2016 ONS Excellence
in Surgical Oncology Award

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EDUCATION
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Leading Others Toward Their Best Self: Q & A with Kristen Sorrow

Kristen Sorrow, DNP student, has always wanted to improve the well-being of others — not only by caring for patients, but by helping other nurses achieve their goals. “My DNP degree from MSU will ideally shape how I continue to be a leader,” Sorrow said.

 
It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dream Degree

Kimberlee Jones, RN to BSN student, has worked as a practicing registered nurse for the past 24 years. When Jones looked into employment opportunities she was interested in, she realized many of the jobs required a BSN degree or higher. “My decision to return to school is to advance my career and to achieve a personal goal. Going to MSU was always something I wanted to do,” Jones said.

HAPPENINGS

 

December 18

Fall University Advanced Degree Ceremony

 

December 19

Fall University Undergraduate Commencement

 

December 19

College of Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Assistant/Associate Professor
Apply online at jobs.msu.edu, posting #0973.

 

Instructor
Apply online at jobs.msu.edu, posting #1002.

 

For a full list of open positions visit our Employment page.

 

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