The School of Nursing, the WNC Health Network and the Mountain Area Health Education Center are partnering to present the third annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on Friday, March 10.
With this being the season of giving, students from Western Carolina University’s Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Program at the Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville did their part recently.
Six new students are enrolled in the RN to BSN Rural Education and Support scholarship program at Western Carolina University this fall as the university and Mission Health in Asheville continue their partnership to improve the quality of nursing care in rural Western North Carolina by increasing the number of baccalaureate-degree prepared nurses.
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Western Carolina University School of Nursing a grant totaling nearly $1 million to develop community-based and primary care clinical experiences to help students enrolled in WCU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs prepare for careers in those health care settings.
Betty Plemmons of Asheville had a lifelong dream of riding in a hot air balloon. Thanks to a couple of Western Carolina University students involved with Beyond Clinic Walls, a multidisciplinary group of students working with the elderly, Plemmons and her husband, Glen, managed to realize that dream recently.
Alex Sargsyan, assistant professor of nursing at WCU’s Biltmore Park Town Square instructional site, has been invited to lecture on “Animal Assisted Therapy for Patients Undergoing Surgical Intervention” at the Russian Federation Ministry of Health International Conference.
Imagine an explosion just took place on the campus of Western Carolina University. Picture it occurring at the soon-to-be replaced Natural Sciences Building, if you like.
Prospective nursing students can learn about career opportunities in the field as Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing hosts its eighth annual Education Fair on Saturday, April 2, at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.
Duke University awarded $7,668 to Barbara St. John, associate professor of nursing, in continuing funding for a collaborative project to develop strategies to better prepare students for the challenges of providing health care with 21st-century technology.
The Jonas Center awarded $15,710 to Vincent Hall, director of the nursing school at WCU, to support a project implementation in North Carolina to create a multiregional model to increase the proportion of baccalaureate nursing students in the United States.