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CWRU and Cleveland Clinic break ground on Health Education Campus; to open summer 2019

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic broke ground Thursday on a four-story, 485,000-square-foot Health Education Campus (HEC) that its leaders vowed would reimagine the preparation of health care leaders for the 21st century. Students from the university’s schools of nursing, dental medicine, and medicine will learn, study, and collaborate together in a structure designed to encourage extensive interaction among the professions furthering meaningful innovation.

Read more on The Daily and cleveland.com.

New partnership to help countries close gaps in primary health care

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, represented the ICN President Judith Shamian at the United Nations launch of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative on September 26, 2015 in New York. The event was hosted by Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, Erna Solbery, Norway's Prime Minister, and John Dramani Mahama, Ghana's President.

The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative aims to support countries to strengthen monitoring, tracking and sharing of key performance indicators for primary health care. While many countries have identified primary health care as an urgent priority, they lack the data needed to pinpoint weaknesses, understand their causes and drive improvements.

Learn more about the initiative.

FPB Graduate Students Participate in English Seminar

The School of Nursing's graduate international students are learning more about American culture, food/restaurants, idiomatic language, English writing skills, social interaction and American history in a seminar run by Educational Services for Students. Seven students from five different countries are participating in the six-week seminar this semester.

Learn more about our International Program.

Old bird gets new life in flight nurse program Helicopter

A 1973 Sikorsky S-76 oil rig helicopter destroyed in hurricane Katrina is back at work, this time on a life-saving mission. But while most emergency services helicopters live a stress-filled, harried life, this one is patient and unassuming. You see, it never leaves the room, yet it can take students virtually anywhere in its new role as a simulator for flight nurse students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

The first-of-its-kind simulator provides a very realistic environment in which to train flight nurses, explained Stephanie Steiner, the director and an instructor in the university’s Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing.

Read more on aopa.com.

The Academic Minute: Kathy Wright on Healthy Housework Kathy Wright Housework

Don’t put away your dust pan just yet: Housework has health benefits.

Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC, instructor at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, touts the benefits of cleaning up.

Wright is a nurse researcher and KL2 scholar from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health-funded Center of Excellence to build the Science of Self-Management at the School of Nursing. Her primary research focus is designing self-management interventions to improve the physical and mental health of low income older adults. Her research interests include mental and physical health outcomes, chronic stress, prehypertension, and quality of life. Dr. Wright received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah.

Listen to the podcast here.

NOTICE: Opportunity for Public Comments

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University is preparing to host an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing, the Master of Nursing, the Masters of Science in Nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Post Masters APRN programs. The visit is scheduled for November 18-20, 2015. CCNE is an autonomous agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body to accredit baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing. As part of the voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and the continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education. As part of this process, written and signed third-party comments are sought from interested individuals (students, alumni, faculty, and practice community) and will be accepted by CCNE until October 27, 2015. The comments will be shared with the CCNE evaluation team; however, comments will not be shared with Case Western Reserve University faculty or staff.

Those desiring to do so, may submit written and signed comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036



Your comments will be welcomed as they relate to the BSN, MN, MSN, DNP and Post Masters APRN program.
Thank you.

Learn more about accreditation.

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  • Stephanie Steiner, MSN, RN, ACNP, director of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, was voted onto the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) Board of Directors
  • Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN , Independence Foundation Professor , received an R25 Research Education Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health for her project, "Bridges to the Doctorate in Nursing for Northeastern Ohio."
  • Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC , associate professor, received an R01 Research Grant from the National Institute Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, for his project, "A Clinical Trial of Decision Support for End of Life Care Among Surrogate Decision Makers of the Chronically Critically Ill."
  • Donna Dowling, PhD, RN, professor, received the Distinguished Service in Neonatal Nursing Award from The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).
  • Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received an award from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health for her research, "Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Mechanism of Cancer-Related Fatigue."

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  • Madigan, E. A. (2015). Partnering with home health care agencies to improve care transitions. Nursing Management, 46, 8, 6-8.
  • Raunick, C, Lindell, D, Morris, D., & Backman, T (2015) “Vicarious trauma among sexual assault nurse examiners”. The Journal of Forensic Nursing. CE Feature.11:3 (123-128). DOI: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000085
  • Susan S. Xie, Carly M. Goldstein, Emily C. Gathright, John Gunstad, Mary A. Dolansky, Joseph Redle, Joel W. Hughes. Performance of the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) in detecting cognitive impairment in heart failure patients . Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, Volume 44, Issue 5, September–October 2015, Pages 387-394. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2015.07.002

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