Winter 2013

IPE continues to broaden healthcare education

A collaborative healthcare education consortium USF started last March has experienced great growth and interest, with attendance nearly doubling over that time period.
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Holly PilewskiMy journey from PA school to palliative care

With an initial interest in physician assistant studies, a USF alumna describes her path to palliative care, as well as her efforts to gain recognition and involvement for physician assistants in the palliative care field.
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Nursing Resource CenterHigh-tech learning for nursing students at USF Crown Point

Through the advanced technology used in the Nursing Resource Center and Simulation Laboratory at USF Crown Point, students are taught nursing in a high-tech yet safe environment.
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Family Nurse PractitionerFNP students share pediatric experience

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students and their children participated in a clinical day of standardized patient scenarios.
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Chelsea Dick PTA Alumnus Receives State Scholarship

USF graduate Chelsea Dick was awarded APTA’s Indiana Chapter PTA Student Scholarship for 2012. She is the ninth USF student to receive the scholarship out of the 12 times it has been awarded.
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Medical TechnologyTechnology changing nursing’s future

Cheryl Mioduski, USF Crown Point’s enrollment manager for nursing programs, sees medical technological advancements as both a boon to education and a future challenge for nurses.
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RadiographersRadiographers get CE credits at RT event

The Radiologic Technology Department hosted its first annual event offering free continuing education credits for radiographers. The event provided a means for students to show their appreciation for radiographers’ mentoring.
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Nightingale LampNightingale Lamp for Nursing Pinning

Ryan Bredlau, SOCA studio technician, designed and created Nightingale lamps for use in USF’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
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PT Studies ClubPT Studies Club very active last fall

The Physical Therapy Studies Club hosted several service and educational activities last fall.
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No-sew blanketsInterdisciplinary “ties” provide an internal journey

A service learning project in Patricia Luckey’s class—making no-sew blankets for assault victims—ended up being beneficial to both the recipients and the USF students who made the blankets.
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Northern ExposureNorthern Exposure

Kathy Nuttle and daughter Lori, both SOHS graduates, are now living in Alaska and putting to good use the degrees they earned in USF’s Surgical Technology and Physician Assistant Studies programs.
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