Tagged / Nursing

An $875,000 gift from E. John and Jeanne C. Finn is earmarked for a scholarship that supports nursing students at Niagara University, where students gain practical experience in a state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center.

Major Gift from Finns Pushes NU Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University. Their most recent gift brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million. The scholarship is offered to students from Central and Western New York who demonstrate financial... Read on →

Niagara University Unveils Nursing Simulation Center

October 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University formally unveiled its new Nursing Simulation Center during a blessing and dedication ceremony that was held Saturday, Oct. 10. The state-of-the-art, $1.5 million facility, located in Dunleavy Hall, will provide “hands-on” opportunities for students to manage patient encounters and skills in a risk-free, virtual reality environment, while supporting... Read on →

Michael H. Ackerman, '80

Michael Ackerman Appointed Associate Director of Nursing

September 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, has been named the associate director of the School of Nursing at Niagara University. He is a 1980 NU graduate. Dr. Ackerman is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with a strong clinical, educational and research background who has created both the Sovie Center of Advanced Practice... Read on →

Niagara University Establishes School of Nursing

September 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Acknowledging the proud tradition and promising future of its nursing programs, Niagara University has officially established a School of Nursing. The change in designation from a “department” to a “school” is an academic distinction viewed internally as a strategic branding opportunity for Niagara’s flourishing cadre of nursing programs. “Our intent in... Read on →

Dr. Patricia Benner

Dr. Patricia Benner to Keynote Innovations in Education for Nurses Conference

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s nursing department will host a daylong conference for nursing educators on Friday, Sept. 11. The event will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara campus. Innovations in Education for Nurses will feature several nationally recognized experts in nursing innovation and education, including... Read on →

Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Department Bestows Pins on 40 Program Graduates

May 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University punctuated the celebration of National Nurses Week with its nursing program’s annual Mass and Blessing Ceremony, held Friday, May 8, 2015, in NU’s Alumni Chapel. Forty men and women participated in the pinning ceremony, which serves as the symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. Following... Read on →

Nursing

Niagara University Nursing Programs Reaccredited

December 8, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University received notification today that its nursing programs have been reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. The 10-year accreditation (through 2023) pertains to... Read on →

Nursing Lab

NU Receives $100,000 Grant from Alden Trust for Nursing Simulation Center

November 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Plans to construct a state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center at Niagara University have received a major shot in the arm, thanks to the generous support of the George I. Alden Trust. The Alden Trust’s $100,000 grant will cover architectural work and some construction costs for the center, which will be housed... Read on →

Nurse Pinning

Nursing Department Bestows Pins on 55 Program Graduates

May 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Fifty-five men and women stood in place, palms outstretched, as nursing professor Carol Winkler recited a prayer to bless their hands. “Lord, give success to the work of your hands in the lives of these nurses. Bless these hands for they do the work of your hands. We pray this... Read on →

Vicki Smith, '87

Vicki Smith Maintains Electronic Fetal Monitoring Credential

February 10, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Vicki Smith, faculty fellow in Niagara University’s department of nursing, has successfully met the requirements to maintain the National Certification Corporation’s credential in electronic fetal monitoring (EFM). The credential is earned by meeting educational and/or practice requirements and taking a rigorous examination that covers the specified specialty areas. Smith is among... Read on →

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