Tag: Nursing

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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Alumnus Randall Moore II named AANA CEO

Randall Moore II (’99), DNP, MBA, CRNA is the new Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), a professional organization representing over 50,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA). According to a news release from the AANA, Moore has worked as the director of Perioperative and Anesthesia Services at Passavant Area Hospital…

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Nursing simulation lab gets upgrades

The nursing simulation laboratory received several upgrades this summer. The lab replaced an obsolete medicine dispensary machine with a current, state-of-the-art version, called the Pyxis MedStation. This device will not only help nursing students better understand medication safety and efficiency, but it is also the same machine used by many hospitals today, making this hands-on…

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Nursing professor discusses research at AHNA Annual Conference

NIU School of Nursing Assistant Professor Maryann Abendroth, recently presented her research on caregiver stress at the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) national conference in Palm Springs, California. Abendroth’s research focuses on the strain caregivers experience when they care for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. her research, which partially funded by both a Joan E. Wood Award for…

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Nursing professor to study patient transfer devices

Jie Chen, assistant professor of nursing,  recently received a grant through the Joan E. Wood Award for Nursing Faculty Research. The research project will involve comparing three patient transfer devices and the amount of physical stress that caregivers experience as a result of handling those devices. It will also examine differences in the head impact…

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Education + Service = IMPACT

Lily Chen’s Population-Focused Nursing class took the classroom on the road and brought health education to a food pantry in Aurora. The class project required students to prepare visual aids to help educate pantry patrons on making healthy food choices. One of the products was several salt intake cards that could attach to the shopping…

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