School of Nursing

Yale Nursing grad Lisa Hardy Joins Norwich faculty

Lisa Hardy, MSN, CNM, has joined the Norwich University School of Nursing faculty as a lecturer, having taught Nursing for the Community as an adjunct professor last spring. Hardy specializes in community health and has worked in that field in Vermont for the last 10 years, most recently implementing the Nurse-Family Partnership in Franklin and Lamoille …

Building lasting community partnerships

By Shane Parks, BS, BSN, RN Simulation Lab Technician, School of Nursing In May 2014, Norwich University’s School of Nursing initiated an outreach program to help neighboring community hospitals provide simulation training. We hosted two groups of intensive care unit nurses from Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC). The purpose of this initiative …

Serving and learning with Norwich University Emergency Medical Services

By Madison Lumbra Class of 2018, School of Nursing Norwich offers a wide range of groups, teams and clubs on campus that foster learning and support student interests that range from honor societies and sports to board games. Yet few campus programs teach students practical skills and the ability to immediately apply those skills at Norwich and in the …

Nursing capstone: Care of psychiatric patients in the ER

By Rebecca Adams, BSN, who recently graduated from the School of Nursing and is now working in the emergency room at a Vermont hospital My capstone paper focused on emergency department care of psychiatric patients. Each year, an average of 129 million patients are treated in emergency departments nationwide. Of these patients, about 6 million arrive …

Incivility in nursing education

By Chelsea Neimeyer, a recent BSN graduate The word “nurse” typically evokes terms such as compassion, respect, and honesty. Historically, nurses have always been seen as almost angelic human beings, tending to the wounded and representing a face of kindness for patients in the hospital. In recent years, however, incivility and bullying in nursing …

School of Nursing holds research day

This past spring the School of Nursing held a research day in which seniors presented papers and posters on their capstone research. Capstone Presentations Melissa Adams: Preventing Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection in ICU Rebecca Adams: Psychiatric Care in ERs Christine Aye: Bedside Reporting Elizabeth Boynton: Physician Assisted Death AnneMarie …

Nursing student teaches Yoga, a melding of mind and body

Announcement by Christine Aye, SNA Coordinator In fall 2013 the Student Nurses Association (SNA) announced that they were sponsoring new weekly evening yoga classes, taught by a senior nursing student, Kristina Moore. Kristina is a 200-hour Burlington Yoga Teacher Trainer who graduated with a Hatha certification accredited by the Yoga Alliance. As part …

Lapierre evokes Hemingway in the art of letting go

By Dr. Ernie Lapierre Assistant Professor, School of Nursing In my last article, I wrote that for the past two years senior nursing students have taken a required course titled, “Care of Clients and Families at the End of Life.” This course immerses the student in the current theory and research about contemporary practices of caring for clients …

Nursing student reflects on D.C. veterans conference

By Phil Stolz, NU School of Nursing Student Norwich University sent its first-ever contingent to the annual American Veterans Center Conference and Honors in Washington D.C. last November. As a nursing student attending Norwich on a VA scholarship, I was honored to be among the 11 veterans chosen to go. This conference is designed to honor and give …

Simulations mimic challenges of patient care

The Norwich University School of Nursing’s simulation lab provides students with a unique, state-of-the-art hands-on approach to nursing education. The lab uses several different types of mannequins, ranging from basic VitalSim simulators to fully automated SimMan 2G and 3G simulators. The models are housed in virtual hospital rooms complete with …