Category: Students

Donation helps more PT students attend national meeting

Thanks to a donation from Jakob Awender ’15, graduate of NIU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, 14 PT students were able to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s national Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans recently. This important meeting brings together different sections of the physical therapy association such as pediatrics, sports, neurology, cardiovascular, and…

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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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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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Public Health student success story: Transferring success

Michael Amaya, B.S. in Public Health, was featured in NIU President Lisa Freeman’s Undergraduate School Commencement address December 2017. Michael Amaya is not unlike many NIU Public Health students. He  worked exceptionally hard to get to graduation day December 2017 where he was featured in NIU President Lisa Freeman’s commencement address. Amaya worked summer jobs…

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Nutrition and Dietetics students earn scholarships

Congratulations are in order for two NIU Nutrition and Dietetic students who were awarded scholarships from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Georgia McArtney earned  the Colonel Frances G. Ballentine Scholarship Fund for $3,000. Megan Farris, also an NIU Nutrition and Dietetics student, the Jessie C. Obert Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. The Academy of Nutrition…

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Nursing students earn honors

Four nursing students scheduled to graduate this December were recognized at the NIU Honors Ceremony on Dec. 5, 2017. Nursing seniors Alesha Gauntt, Amanda Puls, Justin Suda and Ling Zhu all received recognition for meeting honors requirements during their undergraduate career at NIU. During the ceremony, the four nursing students received their honors regalia, which…

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