Tag: Nursing

Nursing Honors Poster Day winners for fall 2017 announced

The School of Nursing hosted its bi-annual Honors Poster day competition Nov. 16. Nursing honors students make professional poster presentations on research topics along with the help of a faculty mentor. School of Nursing staff and faculty review the entries and winners are selected based on strict criteria. There were 17 entries. Here are the…

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Nursing students deliver presentation at national honors council

NIU University Honors nursing students Rachel Shapland and Lauren Greene recently presented:  “Student-run leadership and student engagement: Serving on an honors council,” at the 52nd annual National Collegiate Honors Council, held in Atlanta recently. Specifically, in collaboration with Jordan Reich and Logan Turner (honors students from Northwestern State University in Louisiana), the session explored ways to…

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Nursing alumnae receives promotion in Arizona

GlobalMed of Scottsdale, Arizona has made Gigi Sorenson its Director of Clinical Integration. Sorenson most recently spent 15 years at Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff Medical Center, where she was director of Telehealth & Community Connected Care. Sorenson has held clinical positions focused on cardiovascular health at Freeport Health Network, Rockford Cardiology Associates, Saint Anthony Medical…

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STEM camp gives high schoolers a sample of nursing school

The School of Nursing was one of several stops for high school students participating in the Career Explorations STEM Camp at NIU July 30-Aug. 4. The camp offers exploration of four fields during this session, to include health sciences. Students get a chance to explore what it takes to become physical therapists, lab technicians, cancer researchers,…

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More authority for advanced practice nurses

Illinois legislation that gives advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) greater authority to administer health services was signed into law last week. The action lifts burdensome licensing regulations for APRNs, allowing them to qualify for full practice authority under their license. “This policy shift allows for advanced practice nurses to practice to the level they were…

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NIU earns honors for educating male nurses

Northern Illinois University recently received the “2017 Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing Award” from the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) as for its commitment to preparing men to be nursing leaders. Since graduating its first male nurse in 1968, NIU has been at the forefront of educating with equity. Today, men…

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2017 faculty awards announced

Recently CHHS Dean Derryl Block announced the 2017 faculty awards. We congratulate the following recipients: Diversity Award for Excellence in Academic Equity The recipient of the 2017 Diversity Award for Academic Excellence is Patricia Tattersall, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. After attending the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation…

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