Videos and Podcasts
The MSU College of Nursing is celebrating the five-year milestone of the MSN Nurse Anesthesia program, and 126 years of anesthesia being delivered by nurses. Henry Talley has been involved in both anesthesia and the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists for years, and says becoming the founding director of MSU’s program was one of the best moves he’s ever made.
According to Kelly Brittain, Assistant Professor, technology such as social media and WebMD are huge influences on a person's choice of whether or not to see a health care provider. “There’s really not a lot of research out there in terms of colorectal cancer, or cancer in general, and how we use that information to make better decisions."
Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Nurse Practitioner Program, Patty Peek, speaks about her work with the MSU Tanzania Partnership Project.
University Distinguished Professor Barbara Given talks about her research in symptom management for cancer patients.
The Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research
In an attempt to broaden MSU's use of alternative energies, an accompanying ground-source geothermal field will be constructed to heat and cool the new building year-round. Expected completion of the project is November 2012. We are excited to give you this CG-visualized "sneak peek" into the building and its geothermal field, brought to you by the MSU Physical Plant.
Largest Gift in MSU College of Nursing History will Fund Building Project
Dean Mary Mundt discusses the largest gift in the College's history - $7 million from the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation.
Rebecca Lehto on Worry and Cognitive Function
After a lung cancer diagnosis, or a suspected diagnosis, nurses expect the majority of patients to have some psychological distress. However, worry and cognitive effectiveness are markers of potentially higher levels of distress. Worry and cognitive function are correlated in that patients have to actually inhibit their worries in order to concentrate on treatment-related information. These worries can be a great distraction to a patient to acquire and understand information and function effectively. It is crucial for a nurse to have a sense of a patient's worry and cognitive function before they go into the operating room or begin a treatment regimen.
Gwen Wyatt on Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care
The latest research, Wyatt says, shows that 80% of patients with breast cancer use complementary therapies. This is a compelling fact and can be problematic if these therapies are being used without adequate safety and efficacy knowledge. Though many complementary therapies do not have safety concerns, there is a need for evidence to support that. In the case of ingestible therapies such as herbs or botanicals, these can interfere with medical management or cause other symptoms.
Nurses Put Girls on a Path to Fitness and a Better Future
It’s a problem too important to ignore: less than 4 percent of the nation’s middle school-aged girls meet physical activity recommendations. And the problem disproportionately affects those in socioeconomically challenged urban settings. In an effort to reverse this situation, Lorraine Robbins is using a $3.6 million federal grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to design a school-based physical activity program that addresses the physical and personal barriers keeping the nation’s young girls from getting the exercise they need to be healthy and to succeed.
PhD Student Studies Effects of Anti-tuberculosis Drugs in South Africa
About one-third of the world’s population is currently infected with the tuberculosis bacterium, according to the World Health Organization — and one MSU student is doing something about it. Ana Maria Kelly, doctoral student, traveled to South Africa to conduct her pre-dissertation research on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Dean Carpenter: A Prescription for Hope
Dean Carpenter (MSN '02) is a Spartan Nurse making a difference in the lives and health of the homeless in Detroit. We invite you to view his story - it is motivating!
Andrea Schewe, Class of 1970, tells why the College of Nursing at MSU was the place for her.
Sharon Buursma, a 1965 alumna of MSU's College of Nursing, thanks her Spartan education for opening doors to leadership opportunities in her career.
Jeanette Klemczak is a faculty member in MSU's College of Nursing. She helped develop a primary care clinic for veterans and other members of the East Lansing community.
Mary Jane Pionk and Joyce Pionk Scott
Mary Jane Pionk graduated from MSU's College of Nursing in 1980 and the College of Human Medicine in 1992.
Joyce Pionk Scott, who has been a nurse for 36 years is now teaching at a school of nursing.
Louise Selanders graduated from the School of Nursing in 1969 and is a nursing faculty member and coordinator of the Nursing in London study abroad program.
Earline Jones, Class of 1978, attended MSU as a freshman at the same time as her son.
Julie Thomas-Beckett (MSN '91, BSN '86) is a family nurse practitioner and has a family practice where she is making a difference and helping to save lives.
Joyce French Rogers
Alumna Joyce French Rogers loves everything about MSU's College of Nursing. The most memorable thing she did at MSU was travel to England to study about the history of nursing and English nurse Florence Nightingale.
Spartan Sagas Submitted by Nursing Alumni and Students:
Shannon (Rawlings) Klein, Class of 1995, served as an officer in the US Naval nurse corps, was a stay at home Mom and later returned to work as a nurse.
Kelly Allen, Accelerated Second Degree BSN student, shares her inspirational story of what it means to be accepted into MSU's Nursing program and how she plans to help save lives.