October 2015
How the 80’s are Helping Prevent Infection

One Nurse’s Journey from Performing SNL Skits to Developing Dressing Change Kits
Years ago, DNP student Jackeline Iseler dreamed of being on television. Iseler, who is a clinical nurse specialist, recently found a way to incorporate her passion for video into patient care. She worked with a team of experts to create YouTube tutorials of how to correctly change Ventricular Assist Device dressings. Iseler’s work was published in Progress in Transplantation; the article is titled “Developing a kit and video to standardize changes of left ventricular assist device dressings.”

Donors Strengthen Leadership in Nursing by Funding $1.1 Million in Scholarships

The Scholarships and Awards Ceremony, hosted on October 2, honored 89 students, faculty, and alumni who have shown exemplary dedication to the nursing profession. Thanks to the continued generosity and support of our donors, more than $1.1 million in scholarships and awards have been given since 2008. Future Spartan Nurses, Benjamin Van Dyke and Kyle Wilson, shared their experience and gratitude with guests. Read the full story to learn what they had to say.

Strengthening Leadership in Nursing

The College of Nursing seeks to raise $14.1 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. Be part of the effort to grow our reach as we prepare nurses to play increasingly vital roles in research, healthcare leadership, and primary care.

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Alumni and Development
Recognizing Roberta’s Reach

The Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni whose devoted work and service have benefited their community as well as the nursing profession. This year’s recipient is Roberta Hoebeke, PhD, FNP-BC, CON BSN ‘74. “The education I received through the MSU College of Nursing has opened so many doors for me throughout my nursing career and created an appetite for life-long learning,” Hoebeke said. “My path in life would have been very different if I had not gone to MSU. It is because of the start in my career that the MSU College of Nursing gave to me that I am able to give back to others as a nurse and as a faculty working with students and the underserved.”

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Kelly Adams

PhD Student

Accepted a
post-doctoral offer
at Case Western Reserve University

Kelly Brittain


Panelist on “Engaging Underserved & Minority Communities with Health IT” at the Consumer Health Information Technology Summit

Nancy Schmitt


MSU 2015 Outstanding Supervisor Award

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Spartan Nurse Monthly:
What is the Flu?

Katherine Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC, addresses assumptions about influenza, the once a year occurrence that causes fever, chills, cough, sore throat, and more. Routine flu immunization is recommended for all persons over 6 months of age. Even though all of us should be immunized, it is particularly important for individuals who are at high risk of complications including those with chronic disease such as asthma, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.

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Exchanging Enthusiasm and Education

Fei Wang and Hailing You are the latest scholars to participate in MSU’s nursing and healthcare exchange. “We learned that the teachers and students of nursing have great enthusiasm about nursing. MSU attaches great importance to nursing research and gains a great achievement. We find that we need to keep improving ourselves. More research, more knowledge, more confidence,” said Fei Wang, visiting scholar from Chongqing Medical University, China.



October 29

Accelerated BSN Information Session


November 5

2015 Fall Prospective Doctoral Student Reception


November 6 and December 4

College of Nursing High School Information Days


November 19

Accelerated BSN Information Session




Accelerate your career. Seeking talent in the areas of:

  • PhD prepared behavioral scientist/psych mental health nurse
  • Funded nurse researcher with experience mentoring doctoral students
  • Health services/ epidemiologist/bio-informaticist with ability to analyze large health system data sets
  • Physiologist/biochemist with omics experience

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Randolph Rasch at


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