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Shepherd University’s Nursing Honor Society Inducted New Members

On April 15, Shepherd University’s Nursing Honor Society inducted 25 new members.   Congratulations to all the new inductees on their achievement!

Students attend the Annual NSNA Convention in Salt Lake City

Jillian Kosenski, Anna Lloyd, Maria Radcliffe, Dr. Carolyn Albright, Rachel Krowpman, Kaitlyn Heginbotham and Megan Bishop attended the annual NSNA convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thousands of nursing students, faculty, and nursing leaders from around the country attended the annual convention. The convention featured multiple speakers, an exhibit hall, focus sessions, mini-NCLEX review and also provided great networking opportunities!

Level 4 Students Travel to DC

On March 20, 2019, Level 4 nursing students traveled to Washington, DC to meet with federal legislators from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  Students discussed healthcare issues important to the nursing profession including safe staffing, violence against healthcare workers, and support for Alzheimer’s patients.

Level II Students Celebrate the End of the fall semester!

Come Explore Nursing and Health

The annual Come Explore Nursing and Health event was held at Winchester Medical Center on November 3. This community healthcare career exploration event was held for 1st through 12th graders. The 275 participants explored nursing as a career and learned ways to lead healthier lives. Level II students did an outstanding job guiding youth in hands-on activities and promoting their nursing career choice!

    

Nursing Students at Winchester Medical Center

Level III students completed their clinical lab rotation at Winchester Medical Center under the direction of Clinical Nurse Educator, John Sykes.

Students attend NSNA leadership Conference in New York City

Nursing students Alyssa Larco, Katelyn Metz-Murphy and Dave Kalaw attended the NSNA Leadership conference in New York City over the summer. They are pictured with Dr. Diana Mancino, the NSNA Executive Director.

The Departments of Nursing education and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation host Poverty Simulation

On February 13, 2018, a poverty simulation took place to help students learn what it is like to live in poverty.  Students role-played various scenarios of being homeless, living on disability and being unemployed.  The faculty and staff took on roles such as police officer, social worker, pawnbroker, mortgage lender, rent collector, utility collector and grocer.  The goal of the simulation was to help students learn the realities faced by low-income populations.

        

        

Nursing Department Joins State Attorney General’s Office to Fight Opioid Abuse

Eighth grade students in six Eastern Panhandle counties will learn the dangers of prescription painkillers and other opioids through a partnership between Shepherd University’s Department of Nursing Education and the West Virginia Office of the Attorney General, which is expanding its drug abuse prevention program aimed at middle school students in the region.  Read more

Level 4 Students Travel to DC

On March 1, 2017, Level 4 nursing students visited the headquarters of the American Nurses’ Association for a legislative briefing.  Afterward, they traveled to Washington, DC to meet with federal legislators from Maryland and West Virginia.  Students visited with Congressional Members and/or their staff from the offices of Senator Manchin and Representatives Mooney, Jenkins, Harris and McKinley.  Students discussed healthcare issues including the current opioid addiction crisis, workplace violence, neonatal abstinence syndrome, support for mental health facilities and the establishment of a nationwide prescription monitoring program.