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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Faculty & Students "Pod Party"

The SCRUBS Society has challenged the faculty at the Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences to host a "Pod Party" once a month through out the semester. This gives the students an opportunity to stop by each office pod, pick up a treat and get to know their faculty and see where their offices are. 

Part of the SCRUBS Society’s mission is to provide positive representation, leadership and encouragement to students and to increase enthusiasm towards the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the nursing profession.

Thanks to Cara Russell, Penny Snyder, Val Kuenkele, Jada Craze, Brenda DeHaan, and Tracy Crum for starting the semester off right! 




Monday, May 5, 2014

"Weight Loss in Women: An Interdisciplinary Study" - Dr. Karen Estridge



Karen Estridge, DNP, RN
Dr. Karen Estridge, Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently presented a poster at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Region 10 Conference, “Bridging Nursing Leadership and Research - What Will the Future Hold?” in Ann Arbor, MI.   Karen is the primary investigator for an interprofessional study with Dr. Melissa Snyder, Dr. Beth Patton, and Mrs. Denise Reed titled, Weight Loss in Women:  An Interdisciplinary Study that involves students from Nursing, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Dietetics.  The students work in teams to design programs that assist participants to meet weight loss goals.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nursing Faculty Member Billie Maglott MSN, RN along with Junior Nursing Students Kellie Cline (SNA President), Sarah Mormino, and Morgan Lauderbaugh presented a poster entitled Providing Culturally Competent Healthcare: The Student Nurse Journey at the Student Nurse National Convention held in Nashville on April 9-12, 2014. The National Student Nurses Association is a pre-professional organization where nursing students develop leadership skills and learn how to become change agents in their future healthcare profession. Nursing Faculty SNA Co-Advisor Laura Gilmore MS, RN traveled with the group as well. 


Faculty: Billie Maglott, MSN, RN
Nursing Students: Kellie Cline, Sarah Morimino, Morgan Lauderbaugh





Friday, March 28, 2014

Interventions for Weight Loss in Women: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Faculty and students at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are participating in an interdisciplinary weight loss research study.  The study focuses on lifestyle changes for positive weight control through individualized health nutrition and safe exercise plans.  The research subjects are working together, learning from other health disciplines though information sharing and discipline-specific coaching as client-specific plans are administered.  The primary investigator for this research study is Karen Estridge, DNP, RN; with co-investigator Melissa Snyder, PhD, AT, ATV, SCSC; Beth Patton, PhD; and Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD. 

Billie Maglott, MSN, RN; Melessa Damoff, MSN, RN; Angela Miranda (Dietetics);
Matthew Lioi (Exercise Science); Sally Trout (Athletic Training); and Andrew Lioi (Exercise Science)






Jonathan Darmon (Athletic Training); Val Kuenkele, MSN, RN; Ashley Lorah (Exercise Science)






Braxton Wright (Dietetics); Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD; Tracy Crum BSN, RN; Abby Leboza (Exercise Science);
Melissa Hill (Athletic Training) partially hidden; Sharon See, MSN, RN.

Not shown in the photos above are team members Karen Estridge, DNP, RN; Laura Gilmore, MSN, RN; Lisa Young, DNP, RN; Tina Cunningham, Kelly Kossick, Natasha Kikbride (Dietetics), Danielle Crouse (Nursing); Lydia Kallini (Nursing); Lauren Blakney (Nursing).