School of Nursing

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 …

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 …

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 …