Tag: Nursing

Kishwaukee College and NIU announce nursing agrrement

Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University recently expanded their academic partnership, announcing a new degree completion option for the Associate Degree Nursing program at Kishwaukee and the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Completion Program at NIU. The agreement will be formally signed and executed by both institutions Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Kishwaukee College. “This…

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IBHE names Chen to Nurse Educator Fellowship Program

Associate Professor of Nursing Jie Chen has been named a Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. She becomes one of 19 distinguished educators selected from across the state. She joins a select group of only 149 Nurse Educator Fellows over the past 10 years who have been honored for their commitment…

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Nursing community health delivers holiday health education

NIU School of Nursing students in the class “Population-Focused Nursing” brought health education and a little holiday spirit to some special people recently. The class, complete in holiday garb, went to the Westmont iCARE senior building on Dec. 4 and Peace Manor in Downers Grove on Dec. 6.  Santa and his nursing student elves showed…

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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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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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