September 09, 2008
Nursing Program Information Session
There will be a Nursing Program Information Session on Tuesday, November 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Hall of Honors. The Information Session will cover the BSN Completion, MSN, DNP, and Certificate Program. You will be required to RSVP by calling Vanyette Exton at 708.534.4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 3 in order to attend. Please let your RN friends know about this event if they are interested in furthering careers through education.
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Orientation/Reception
The DNP Orientation/Reception took place on Tuesday, September 2nd in the E-lounge where Provost Jane Hudak and Dean Linda Samson warmly welcomed the new students. Dr. Hudak discussed research activities at GSU, Dean Samson provided information about future classes and expectations. Dr. Paul Blobaum, Library Faculty, discussed information needed to utilize resources. This was a fitting celebration of our brand new DNP, which is only the third in Illinois.
Feeling Blue/Overwhelmed - Life or School Getting to You!
Personal counseling is available in the newly re-named Academic Resource Center (formerly Office of Student Development). Please contact Dr. Katherine Helm at 708.235-7334 to set up an appointment.
Welcome to a new school year to our undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty and staff of the nursing department are looking forward to another productive year. Please let Linda McCann (708.534.4035 or email@example.com)know if there is anything that you would like posted on the nursing blog.
Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Waivers
Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Waivers (1 each) are available periodical by trimester. Applications can be obtained either outside the Department of Nursing or from the Department’s Secretary. Information regarding the tuition waiver can be found at http://www.govst.edu/chhs/dn/bsn/default.aspx?id=5654. This is a competitive process. The Nursing Faculty selects the tuition waiver recipients. A waiver gives the student a tuition-free trimester of classes; the student is responsible for the fees. The eligibility for the undergraduate and graduate tuition waivers is slightly different so please pick up the appropriate forms. Please submit your applications to your Academic Advisor, Linda McCann by the appropriate date listed on the forms, the decision will be made by the faculty and you will be notified prior to the start of the trimester. If you have any questions, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (708/534-4035) your Academic Advisor, Linda McCann.
Calling All Students
Interested in governance? Want to get your interest/concerns heard? Here is the solution! Be a class representative to the faculty by attending the faculty/curriculum meetings once a month. The meeting dates are: September 12th & 26th; October 17th & 31st; November 7th, 14th & 21st; and December 5th, 12th and 19th. Representatives need only attend one per month, which would be mutually agreed upon. We need representatives from the BS, the MSN, and the DNP programs. There is no better way to have your voice heard then to attend these meetings to represent yourself and your classmates/constituents. Please call Dr. Nancy MacMullen at 708.534.4043 to volunteer.
National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health
Dr. Catherine Tymkow and graduate nursing student, Lisa Lowe attended the National Human Genome Research Institute( NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health August 3 to Aug. 8, 2008 in Bethesda, Md. The goal of this intense, week- long, institute is to create awareness of genomic advances and genomic research, and to foster the development of a community of genetic educators that share resources to assist in education, research and promotion of health across communities. Program attendance was competitive and included a diverse group of nurse educators, faculty, scientists, and selected students from across the nation. Attendees interacted with experts in the field including Dr. Francis Collins, retiring director of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Alan Guttenmacher , newly appointed acting director of the Human Genome Project, Nurse leaders in genetics, Jean Jenkins, and Dale Halsey Lea, and Dr. William Gahl, Director of the new NIH Center for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases among many others. Lecture and lab topics included: Bioinformatics, social and behavioral research including genome wide association studies, DNA sequencing, nanotechnology, genomics and health policy and ethical issues. For information about this program and other exciting programs available to nurses through the NIH contact Dr. Tymkow or see the www.genome.gov ; www.coge.nih.gov