School of Nursing

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 …

Interview: Nursing Professor Ernest Lapierre on Death and Dying

School of Nursing Assistant Professor Ernest Lapierre, PhD, joined the Norwich faculty in 2012 after a long association teaching at the School of Nursing at his alma mater Rutgers University, now known as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. An adult psych mental health nurse practitioner who also works in private practice, Lapierre …

Roundup of Navy-Marine Corps Ball at Norwich University

By Molly Forte ’16, School of Nursing Held every year in Plumley Armory, the Navy-Marine Corps Ball at Norwich University celebrates the respective founding of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps on October 13 and November 10, 1775. Each year, two students from the Naval Battalion plan this ball under the supervision of Gunnery Sgt. …

A Lifetime of Mentoring From Colin Powell Comes Full Circle

By Sharon Richie, PhD, School of Nursing Director I first met General Colin Powell in 1980 when he was a major general and I a newly minted Army Nurse Corps major. I was at my first “ROCKS” meeting in Washington, DC, a support organization for field grade officers “of color” that had about 200 male members. At the time, I was the third woman …

DC Whitfield Joins School of Nursing Faculty

DC Whitfield, MS, PhD(c), PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC, has joined the School of Nursing as a visiting professor. Relocating from Aspen, Colo., Whitfield joined the Norwich staff this fall to teach Care of the Adult II (Med Surg 2) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and co-teach Clinical Mathematical Methods. Specializing in psychiatry, she has worked publically …