August 22, 2012

The 2012 Chicago Breast Symposium

The 2012 Chicago Breast Symposium - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Care: Connecting Patient, Community and Health Care Professionals will be heald on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2012 at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL. This activity has been submitted to the Illinois Nurse Association Approver Unit for approval to award 14 contact hours. The Illinois Nurses Assoiation is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To receive a registration discount visit

Online Registration -

Questions - please contact Amy Dennerlein at 847.967.5122 or email her at

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April 25, 2012

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Meeting

Attention All Students!!!! There is an Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN) Meeting on Friday, April 27th at 9:30 a.m. in the 3rd floor Nursing Lab. We will be discussing topics of interest related to Advanced Practice Nursing. Students are welcome to join us and bring their ideas and questions to the meeting. The committee co-chairs are Dr. Nancy MacMullen and Prof. June Smalec, who look forward to meeting with you. In the future we will try meeting both onsite and online.

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February 09, 2012

David "Sonny" Lacks - Reception & Book Signing

David “Sonny” Lacks — a son of Henrietta Lacks, as featured in the New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — will address his mother’s legacy in a lecture for the community, “The U.S. Healthcare System: Reflected in the Lives of Henrietta Lacks and Her Family,” on Tuesday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.

In 1951, a sample of cancer cells from Henrietta Lacks was taken without her consent and used for medical research. While the research obtained through the use of Henrietta Lacks’ cells led to advances in cancer treatment, the polio vaccine, and gene mapping, the Lacks family neither benefited from, nor knew of the research. Yet Henrietta Lacks’ cells are still the most widely used in medical research today.

This free event is sponsored by the Governors State University Intellectual Life Committee, the GSU College of Health and Human Services, and the GSU College of Education.

Though the event is free, seating is limited and online registration is required by March 20 at

David "Sonny" Lacks Reception & Book-signing

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February 23, 2011

Career Preparation Week - March 8th - 10th

The Academic Resource Center and the Office of Career Services are hosting the Get Ready for Your Future Career Preparation Week Workshops from March 8th through March 10th. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 708.235.3974 or visit Room A1120. More detailed information on the following flyer - Download file

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January 18, 2011

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses' Association

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses' Association are celebrating the contribution of black nurses on National Black Nurses Day, Friday, February 4th. Come out and hear the "History of Black Nurses in Chicago" and participate in the parade of nursing schools. Location: Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL at 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 773.792.7222.

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Interested in Nurse Anesthesia

North Shore University Health System School of Nurse Anesthesia is holding an "Open House" on Saturday, March 5th from 9 a.m. to noon at Evanston Hospital. If you are interested in attending or applying you can call 847.570.1959 or email them at

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Conversation with Marca Bristo - Honorary Degree Recipient

You are invited to attend a program presented by our GSU Honorary Degree Recipient. Our recipient, Marca Bristo, a nurse who as President and CEO of Access Living has helped craft local, national and international reforms to protect the rights of people with disabilities and equip them with tools to lead independent lifestyles. There are only thirty spaces available so please R.S.V.P. to Penny Perdue at

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September 14, 2010

National League for Nursing Accreditation Visit

A meeting with our NLN Accrediting Team has been scheduled on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Undergraduate students will be meeting from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Graduate (Masters) will be meeting from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for students to discuss their program with the visiting team. The location of the meeting is in the CHHS Conference Room G159 located in the FOC building. Please let the Department of Nursing Secretary, Vanyette Exton, or 708.534.4040, know if you plan to attend. We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

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November 04, 2008

Come and Hear About...

A Nursing Program Information Session will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Hall of Honors. All programs will be discussed. If you wish to attend RSVP to Vanyette Exton at 708.534.4040 no later than November 10, 2008.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ;
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December 06, 2007

College of Health Profession Career Fair

The Office of Career Services is presenting the College of Health Professions Career Fair on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Center of Performing Arts Lobby. Please dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. For more information, please call: 708-235-3974

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June 21, 2007

Nursing Weblog Wows Miami Conference

Dr. Nancy MacMullen, Interim Nursing Program Chair, and Linda McCann, Academic Advisor, presented a poster presentation of Governors State University’s Department of Nursing’s Weblog “The Stethoscope: Nursing News in a Heartbeat” at the DUNEI Drexel University Nursing Education Institute’s “Creating the Learning Environment of Tomorrow” Conference in Miami, Florida from June 7th through the 10th. The title of the poster presentation was “Nursing Blog: Technical Innovation for Student Participation.” It was well received by the attendees of the conference that stopped by the poster exhibit.

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Drexel Conference Photo

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May 08, 2007

CAAN Academy of Nursing "Ballin' & Biddin'" Benefit

Two of our master degree program graduates, Carol Alexander and Rose Murry, are engaged in an effort to provide LPN education to high school students in the South Suburbs. To defray cost involved in starting up the program (CAAN Academy of Nursing), Rose, Carol, and their committees are having a benefit called “Ballin’ & Biddin’” on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Lakewood Bowling Alley located at 5125 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL, telephone 708/481-3313. Bowling and non-bowling tickets are being sold for $25.00 and $15.00 respectively. Please contact Dr. Nancy J. MacMullen at 708/534-4043 or if you are interested or need further information. Also, for those who do not bowl, Steppin’ with D.J. Sam Chatman will be taking place along with Bid Whist Tournament. There will be door prizes and raffles.

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April 15, 2007

Higher Education Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 is HIGHER EDUCATION DAY in Springfield, IL.

The faculty union has chartered a bus to transport GSU faculty, staff, retirees, and students.

If you would like to participate please contact Edna Fry at 708-534-4949 to reserve your seat on the bus. SPACE IS LIMITED!

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Recognition Night

Congratulations to undergraduates Donetta Lanier and Roslyn Lampkin, and graduate Jennifer Crosby for being recognized as oustanding students in the Deparmtent of Nursing. The Recognition Banquet will be held on April 24, 2007.

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April 02, 2007

Community Education Day

The Northern Illinois Affiliate of the WOCN* will be presenting The Fourteenth Annual Community Education Day on "Off the Beaten Path...Finding Your Way." on May 8, 2007 at the Abbington Banquet Facility in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The registration form and agenda are available by sending an email to Linda McCann at Please mention the Community Education Day and both forms will be sent to you immediately. We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.

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February 18, 2007

GSU Nursing Honors Student Presentation on HIV/AIDS in African-American Women

Roslyn Lampkin, an undergraduate in the Nursing Program and a member of the GSU Student Honor’s Society, will be representing Governors State University on March 3rd when she gives her presentation on “AIDS and the African American Woman – The New Epidemic” at North Central College in Naperville.

Ms. Lampkin originally decided on the topic of “HIV/AIDS in South Africa” but when faced with the overwhelming statistics on the plight of African American women was moved to change her topic to address of African American women and HIV/AIDS. During her research, Ms. Lampkin discovered that women are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in that women are twice as likely to contact HIV than men, but are less likely to receive optimal levels of care.

Her interest in HIV/AIDS developed early on in her nursing career, having spent four years in ICU and eight years in ER, though for the last year she has been currently working as an occupational health nurse for Union Pacific Railroad. During her time in ICU and the ER, Ms. Lampkin became aware that the patients who came to the hospital already having been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS were being treated like lepers. Being not only a nurse but a mother of seven. Ms. Lampkin is aware that this disease expands beyond the individual. Just looking at our country, this disease is affecting us in staggering numbers, let alone what it is doing globally. She believes as a nurse, that she and others in her field, should be instrumental in helping patients deal with this disease and also in educating people to help prevent others from getting the disease.

If you are interested in the issue of HIV/AIDS, Health Science offers a course, HLSC 501 – HIV: The Epidemic this Spring/Summer 2007 trimester on Tuesdays from 4:30-7:20 p.m.

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