School of Nursing

8-Week Program Seeks to Bolster Nursing Clinical Competence and Safety

By Jess Clarke It’s one thing for nursing students to have a theoretical understanding of such basic tasks as hand hygiene, taking vital signs, bathing patients, and helping them use a walker and cane. It’s another matter to perform those tasks proficiently and safely. To strengthen nursing students’ clinical competence and reinforce safety, the …

Hourly “Huddles” Improve Care for Birthing Mothers

By Jess Clarke Once a woman gets to the pushing part, or second stage, of labor, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to several/many hours for the baby to emerge. The longer labor lasts, the greater the possibility that medical professionals and patients will miscommunicate or not communicate at all. And that can lead to bad outcomes. Researching …

A Nursing Student Aims to Bring Skills Home to Uganda

By Jess Clarke As a teenager growing up in central Uganda, Brenda Shattuck ’18 assisted with her mother’s midwifery duties in their village. The babies usually were born at her family’s house in Nkuke. Shattuck, who is currently studying at Norwich for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, prepared the women’s rooms and helped them bathe. Sometimes …

New Lecturer Lyndsey Gates is Former Norwich Nursing Student

By Daphne Larkin You might call Lyndsey Gates MSN, RN, a boomerang student, the kind Norwich is fortunate to have. A standout nursing undergraduate and master’s student at NU, Gates now teaches Nursing Informatics as a new lecturer in the NU School of Nursing. She also co-teaches the clinical mathematical methods lab section, as well as the health …

SON Interim Director Ann Marchewka Reflects on Teaching and Well-being

By Interim Director Ann Marchewka, PhD, RN, School of Nursing Asked about why I came to Norwich University, I’d simply say for new experience. Hospitals have been my world and with that a focus on the problem of strength, resilience and the restorative capacity of patients being largely ignored within the context of current medical and reimbursement …

Capstone Projects Showcase Scholarship of Nurses in the Class of 2015

By Ann Marchewka, Interim Director, Norwich University School of Nursing The capstone project is the culmination of the senior graduate’s work in a particular field of interest. Knowledgeable presentation and academic writing on important issues facing patients and nursing in today’s diverse health care setting is a key attribute of the graduate …

2015 Nurses Pinning Ceremony

By Ann Marchewka, Interim Director, Norwich University School of Nursing Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony is a long held tradition that symbolizes strength, courage, and service. This tradition marks accomplishment and a passage into the nursing profession. A time of joy and celebration, families, friends and loved ones participate in this ceremony held …

Nurse Academy Day for Incoming Freshman

By Sharon I. Richie, PhD | School of Nursing Director Each year, the Undergraduate School of Nursing offers two programs called Nurse Academy Days. One program is for high school students across the state, who are interested in careers in one of the health care professions. For last year’s event, we proudly welcomed over 100 students to this two-day …

In her own words: Faculty Profile, Assistant Professor Kate Healy

Greetings to our alumni and partners of Norwich University’s School of Nursing! I have had the pleasure of being on faculty at Norwich since fall 2011. My expertise is in adult health nursing (sometimes referred to as medical/surgical) and adult critical care. I went to the University of Pennsylvania for my BSN, which was completed in 2003, and my …