School of Nursing

Apple iPad Pilot is Connecting and Transforming the Classroom

By Llynne C. Kiernan, DNP, MSN, RN-BC and Lorraine B. Pitcher, MSN, RN When Aron Temkin, dean of the professional schools at Norwich, notified university faculty in February 2016 of a pilot program opportunity using Apple iPads in the classroom, the faculty in the School of Nursing eagerly accepted the invitation to be part of the initiative. Using …

Facing Growth, School of Nursing Adds New Clinical Placement Coordinator

By Cheri L. Goldstein, MSOL (NU ’96 &15) Like other undergraduate programs at Norwich University, the School of Nursing saw an influx of students enter its bachelor degree program this fall. At a time when the nursing and healthcare landscape offers many new opportunities, the nursing program is expected  to see continued high demand and …

Three Questions for Sarah Manacek, a New Lecturer in the School of Nursing

By Daphne Larkin, Office of Communications In 2016, Sarah Manacek graduated from Norwich’s Master of Science in Nursing, completing the education track because she wants to teach. She currently teaches clinical and health assessment lab, and in the spring, Manacek will become a new lecturer in the School of Nursing overseeing clinicals. She has worked …

New Nursing Director Brings Entrepreneurial Drive to Norwich Programs

By Jess Clarke As the former owner of two successful Vermont businesses, Paulette Thabault takes an entrepreneurial approach to life. “I always try to figure out how we can do something rather than why we can’t do it,” says Thabault, Norwich’s new School of Nursing director. That approach worked well when she climbed nearly 20,000 feet to the …

New Lecturer in Nursing Brings Passion for Global Health to NU

By Daphne Larkin New to the School of Nursing faculty this fall, Cynthia McCormack earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education degree from Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in 2015. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Vermont and spent the last four years working as an ICU nurse in …

Former Refugee Embraces Challenge and Service in Nursing Program

By Jess Clarke When Pabitra Bhattarai decided at a young age that she wanted to be a nurse, it wasn’t because she had nurses as role models. It was just the opposite for Bhattarai, a first-year nursing student at Norwich. Bhattarai grew up in a Nepalese refugee camp, after her parents and thousands of other Nepali-speaking Bhutanese settled there …