Tag: Nursing

Donor funds learning aid

Thanks to the generous donation of Janiece Bollie, our students have a new educational aid. The donation helped fund the creation of an “edema leg” by a specialist in make-up effects. The leg was created to not only look real, but provide different visual cues depending on where the examiner pushes on the skin during…

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NCLEX results rise dramatically

The gold standard metric for nursing program quality is the first-time pass rate its graduates achieve on the national licensing exam (NCLEX). NIU School of Nursing 2016 average  score was 92 percent, exceeding the national and state averages of 85 percent. School averages are released quarterly. For 2017’s first quarter, NIU’s nursing students had a 98.4…

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Nursing scholarship awards top $160,000

Thanks to the generosity of some incredible people, the School of Nursing awarded over $160,000 in student scholarships for school year 2017-2018. This represents the highest dollar amount awarded in the Nursing School history. The School of Nursing held a  recognition ceremony for students in April. To make the event even more meaningful, a number of…

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ISAPN Boot Camp returns to NIU

The NIU School of Nursing was proud sponsor of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice  Nurses (ISAPN) Boot Camp on April 28-30. This was a regional event made available to all interested advanced practice nurses (or soon to be advanced practice nurses). Approximately 85 nurses attended the training. While this is the first time NIU…

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Nursing school grad named to lists of NIU top alumni

Every year, the NIU Alumni Association recognizes 10 alumni for their professional accomplishments. Among the 2017 alumni award recipients recognized at the Thursday, May 4, banquet was Joyce Marie Barra, Ph.D., RN, who recieved her B.S. in Nursing in 1980. Barra is an instructor at Weber State University in Utah, where she teaches nursing courses…

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Nursing student makes news

Kali Kossakowski, a senior nursing student, was recently featured in the Daily Herald. Kossakowski talks about her achievements as a middle infield for the Huskies Softball, her volunteer work, and career aspirations are featured. We’re proud of you Kali! Read the article here.  

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Nursing students provide heart screening at high school

NIU nursing students participated in the Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) EKG screening at Larkin High School in Elgin, Ill. in February. YH4L is the largest heart screening program in the U.S. and offers free heart screenings to detect conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac death later in adults. Students from Karin Glenn’s and Alicia…

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Huskie alumna blazing a trail

Erin Fallis (’12) has received a commission to become a U.S. Army  Second Lieutenant and will be the first recipient of the military’s Healthcare Provider Scholarship Program (HPSP) for midwifery. After completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice and becoming a midwife, Fallis will begin her eight-year obligation to the U.S. Army – the first three of…

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