Wegmans School of Nursing News
The Wegmans School of Nursing recently awarded its very first Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling to Stephanie Bliss, a school counselor in the Rochester City School District. She completed the program in just three semesters, and was known to some of the faculty as “another teacher in the classroom.”
Five years ago, Dr. Karen Parker, Assistant Professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, was working on a clinical scholarship project that she hoped would become a reality in the near future. This fall, that hope has taken shape, and for the first time, Fisher nursing students will have a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) as a clinical site option at Rochester General Hospital (RGH).
Dr. Laura Markwick, Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, has been selected by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, to participate in the prestigious AANP Future Leaders Program.
Being immersed in a crisis scenario in the Wegmans School of Nursing Simulation Center sparked more than a renewed sense of love for nursing in one graduate student; it sparked an idea that she took back to her boss at Rochester General Hospital (RGH) and eventually sparked a partnership.
The St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing will offer free ImPACT baseline testing and concussion education to 200 area middle and high school athletes on Tuesday, August 19. The program, which is being funded by the Wilmot Lecture Series, will conclude with a visit by the students to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp. Program partners also include the UR Medicine Sports Concussion Clinic and the Sports Legacy Institute.
Dr. Colleen Donegan, Assistant Professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, recently attended a national training course on end-of-life care presented by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and City of Hope (COH). The organizations received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop and implement the curriculum.
Dozens of students from the East Rochester School District and the Rochester City School District’s “Horizons” summer camp program recently spent a week on the St. John Fisher College campus for “Discover at Fisher” week, learning about a variety of career options and more. The weeklong program took place July 21-25.
The St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing has received a $700,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for an Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship Program for primary care nurse practitioners.
The on-site evaluation of the Wegmans School of Nursing Baccalaureate program in nursing, Master's program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Nursing (APRN) Certificate program with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled for November 12-14, 2014.
Earlier today, St. John Fisher College officials broke ground on the College’s much anticipated Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building, slated to open in fall 2015. The new building is part of the College’s Building for the Future initiative.