Tag: Nursing

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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Professor of Nursing earns top teaching honor at NIU

Jeanette Rossetti has been awarded the prestigious NIU Presidential Teaching Professorship for 2017-2021. She becomes only the second recipient from the School of Nursing in the 27 year history of the award. The award was established in 1990 to recognize outstanding teachers who inspire students, apply rigorous standards, demonstrate extraordinary commitment to students and their…

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Dean’s Award recipients announced

The College of Health and Human Sciences recently recognized outstanding undergraduate students in each academic program with Dean’s Awards. Criteria for the award included a GPA of 3.5 or better, demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in scholarship, campus and/or community activities, and professional service. The following students were awarded a plaque and a letter of commendation:…

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CHHS students named Forward, Together Forward scholars

Northern Illinois University has announced the 2017-18 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships. In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate a strength of character through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others, integrity and intellectual curiosity. The…

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