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February 27, 2008

Spring/Summer 2008 Schedule - Update

Attention Students!!! The paper schedule is out for the Spring/Summer 2008 trimester and it is incorrect! Please go by the online version when determine your courses.

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February 20, 2008

IL Dept. of Health Nursing Education Scholarship Program

The Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship Program Pursuant to The Nursing Education Scholarship Law (ILCS 975/) for the 2008-2009 Academic Year appliation will be available online at http://app.idph.state.il.us/RuralHealth/nesp/ beginning March 1, 2008. The deadline for the application is May 31, 2008.

The purpose of the program is to increase the number of nurses available for employment in Illinois by offering scholarships to overcome financial barriers to education. With regards to GSU, the program provides financial assistance to qualified individuals pursing a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree in nursing.

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be:

a resident of Illinois for at least one year prior to application, and be a citizen or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;

enrolled in or accepted for admission to a nursing program in Illinois that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, Division of Professional Regulations; and

in need of financial assistance based on applicant's 2008-2009 Student Aid Report.

If you have any questions regarding the application process you can call the Center for Rural Health at 217.782.1624 or toll free at 800.821.3635.

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February 05, 2008

The American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association knows that your nursing students are the key to all of our futures.

ANA wants to expose students to all that ANA has to offer while they are in nursing school by giving them access to the Members Only section of NursingWorld.org at no cost to them!! This will give them access to information that they can use in school and help prepare them for their nursing career. Highlights include:

Full ANA Position and Policy papers on important nursing issues
A chance to sign up for Smart Brief — our members only daily news feed that brings together nursing and healthcare news from around the country every business day
Access to the current electronic versions of The American Nurse and the ANA columns in American Nurse Today
Access to the OJIN — a peer reviewed electronic journal available to ANA members on the hot issues facing nursing today
NurseSpace — ANA's new social network just for nurses!!
Discount opportunities on a variety of personal and professional products

We hope you will share this special offer with your students. Click on this link to sign up: http://nursingworld.org/students/

Note: Students will be asked for a Promo Code which will give them free access at the bottom of form when they sign up. The promo code they can use is "EDU".

Thank you for sharing this information.

Be sure to check out ANA's new YouTube video

American Nurses Association
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Silver Spring, MD 20910

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February 04, 2008

Looking for Nursing Mentors!!!
Prairie State College Nursing Retention Program

The Illinois Education Foundation is partnering with Aetna, ISAC, and PSC in a comprehensive program designed to help students attain a nursing degree. We need registered nurses to serve in the program as mentors. Do you have one hour per month to meet with a nursing student? If so, please contact Risa Denenfeld at (312) 920-9605 or risa.denenfeld@iledfoundation.org.

The nursing flyer can be downloaded by selecting this button. Download file.

The IEF Mentor Job Description and Illinois Education Foundation Mentor Application can be obtain by sending an email to Risa Denenfeld at the email address stated above.

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Prof. Comer & Grad Students Attend Clinical Nurse Specialists: Taking the Lead in Healthcare Safety and Quality Conference

On 1-16-08 Faculty member, Shirley Comer, and several students from the GSU master’s degree nursing program, attended a conference entitled, “Clinical Nurse Specialists: Taking the Lead in Healthcare Safety and Quality”. The conference was held at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana and focused on topics that illustrate the contribution of Clinical Nurse Specialists make to the quality of Patient Care. The conference was sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist. The NACNS is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to CNS practice opportunities and challenges. Anyone interested in membership in this influential organization should visit www.nacns.org

Posted by l-mccann at 11:13 AM | Comments (0)