Wegmans School of Nursing News
There is a significant shortage of mental health providers to meet the needs of children in the greater Rochester region. The Graduate Program in Mental Health Counseling at St. John Fisher College hopes to address that by providing students with enhanced opportunities to gain cutting-edge skills to effectively counsel this underserved population. Housed in the College’s Wegmans School of Nursing, the Mental Health Counseling Program’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Counselor Training Program will launch this spring thanks to a $292,000 grant from Health Resources and Services Administration.
At St. John Fisher College, a recent campaign to raise awareness of Be the Match and encourage donors added an impressive 60 individuals to the worldwide registry.
A trio of St. John Fisher College faculty members attended the Council on Undergraduate Research Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, held Oct. 27-29.
The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College was recently honored with the Pinnacle Award for Collaboration in Education (PACE); given by Laerdal Medical, a leading provider of medical training products and medical equipment. The School is one of only two nursing education organizations to have ever received the award, which recognizes programs or initiatives that have exhibited consistent excellence in educational philosophy for the purpose of helping to save lives.
Dr. Joanne Weinschreider, director of the Wegmans School of Nursing Glover-Crask Simulation Center, was featured in an article in the Rochester Business Journal
Dr. Laura Markwick, an assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, was recently featured on Fox Rochester for being named the 2016 New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year.
Dr. Laura Markwick, an assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, was given the Nurse Practitioner Association’s (NPA) 2016 New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award. Markwick was honored as a part of the association's annual conference, held the weekend of Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.
This summer, eight students in the Wegmans School of Nursing completed internships at Rochester and Buffalo area health care facilities.
St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing graduate Mary Alice Frazier ’16 was named a recipient of the Future Nurse Leader Award, given by the American Nurses Association.
One hundred percent of the May 2016 Wegmans School of Nursing graduates who took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) this spring passed the licensure test.