Category: Health

Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees
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Davenport University partners with two community colleges to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses needed to serve the U.S. population will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020. Currently, there are not enough nurses graduating to fill this need. Davenport University’s bachelor of nursing concurrent enrollment program is helping to address this shortage by...

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Letter from the Dean: Dr. Karen Daley

Welcome to the first edition of Nursing News – DU’s quarterly nursing newsletter. In this issue, you’ll find the latest updates from Davenport’s nursing department and get a glimpse into our most recent initiatives. As I enter my eighth year as dean of the College of Health Professions, I am so proud of all that...

A learning advantage: Experiencing nursing and health care abroad in Ireland
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A learning advantage: Experiencing nursing and health care abroad in Ireland

Ireland may be a small country, but it had a huge impact on 15 Davenport senior nursing students who traveled there in March to immerse themselves in learning about community health care in Dublin and Galway. This 11-day learning experience fulfilled the clinical requirement of Davenport’s community health nursing course. Students from all four campuses...

Closing the gap: Partnership tackles OR nursing shortage
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Closing the gap: Partnership tackles OR nursing shortage

It’s a troubling reality that isn’t well known: Operating rooms are especially hard-hit by the nursing shortage that has persisted for decades. What’s more, the challenges are intensifying as Baby Boomers retire, people are living longer, medical advances are resulting in more surgeries and the need for health care continues to escalate. Amy Stahley, Ph.D.,...

More Davenport University nursing faculty earn doctorates, building expertise to provide quality education
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More Davenport University nursing faculty earn doctorates, building expertise to provide quality education

In many ways, a successful nursing career depends on the quality of education and hands-on experience nursing students receive while in school. To this end, expert faculty members are essential to the graduation and subsequent success of proficient nurses. While all Davenport University nursing faculty continuously work to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date, some...

DU Day of Research grows in 2019, boasting 85 projects with six students selected for $500 awards
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DU Day of Research grows in 2019, boasting 85 projects with six students selected for $500 awards

Did you know that students and faculty conduct research at Davenport University? Although Davenport isn’t typically thought of as a research institution, you may be surprised to find out how much research is being conducted right under your nose. “We started with 14 presentations the first year,” said Kriss Ferluga, who helped launch the DU...

Davenport University occupational therapy students build sensory room to benefit children at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
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Davenport University occupational therapy students build sensory room to benefit children at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center

Students at Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC) will now have a place to escape from sensory overload and experience something new. Filled with a lively variety of color and equipment like a pod swing, sound machine, resistance tunnel and fidget toys, the new sensory room at the school will provide a safe environment for...

Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Initiative Shows Significant Results, Strengthens Efforts in Supporting Veteran Students
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Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Initiative Shows Significant Results, Strengthens Efforts in Supporting Veteran Students

Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) academic pathway was designed to help service members with military medical experience earn advanced standing and fast-track into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Through this pathway, service members gain credits for their military experience, reducing time-to-degree from four years to three.   ...

Davenport Nursing Student Recognized for Serving Detroit Veterans
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Davenport Nursing Student Recognized for Serving Detroit Veterans

Compassion and care echoes in Edwina Lee’s voice as she talks about caring for veterans at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit. Lee, a nursing student at Davenport University’s Warren Campus, was recently recognized with a DAISY Award – a recognition bestowed on extraordinary nurses nationwide. “It was an honor to...

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