Nursing alumna takes her skills overseas

Angela Spahr, ’13, recently participated in her second medical mission to Haiti. She traveled with a healthcare team as part of CHAMPS: Connecting Hope and Medicine to People in Haiti. They create rural clinics and provide medical care to Haitians in Croix de Bouquet and Mirabalais. She personally treated 370 Haitians and hiked into a…

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Nursing student elected to state position

The Student Nurses Association of Illinois (SNAI) is a state-wide organization of student nurses and is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. It was founded in 1950 and is associated with the National Student Nurses Association. The SNAI Board of Directors is made of elected nursing students from nursing program across the…

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CHHS professor named Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year

The National Council on Rehabilitation Education has named Noel Ysasi Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year for making a significant contribution to recent research in the field of rehabilitation education. Ysasi has recently published research about counseling families of active duty military personnel; factors influencing hiring people with disabilities; employment of Latinos with disabilities; and life care…

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People with disabilities sought for job readiness study

The NIU Rehabilitation and Disabilities Services and Rehabilitation Counseling program faculty are looking for participants for their research on the impact of a job readiness training intervention to support the job search process. Study participants will receive $50. “When searching for work, many individuals with disabilities deal with barriers such as stigma from prospective employers,…

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NCLEX pass rates exceed national average

The results are in:  Graduates from the NIU School of Nursing have a 93 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national licensure exam. These results for the 2017 reflect an increase over 2016. “The pass rate is a continuing trend that began in 2015, and can be attributed to the hard work of NIU…

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A Northern Nurse success story: Keeping the faith

M.S. in Nursing graduate Maria Vanessa Simoy Mabazza was featured in NIU President Lisa Freeman’s Graduate School Commencement address December 2017. Maria Vanessa Simoy Mabazza is one of those rare people who actually like being in the hospital. As a young child, she had a fascination with all things having to do with hospitals. Her…

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