School of Nursing

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …