Category: Health

Davenport receives $2.4 million grant to prepare nursing students in primary care
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Davenport receives $2.4 million grant to prepare nursing students in primary care

Davenport University has partnered with the Wyoming Health Care Center to enhance nursing education for 30 underrepresented students in the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Pre-licensure program and improve the outpatient and veteran care skills of 45 WHCC registered nurses. This effort is supported by a $2.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration....

Creating pathways to health careers for students of color
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Creating pathways to health careers for students of color

Davenport University is joining forces with the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute and six other West Michigan educational institutions to help create academic pathways for students of color within the healthcare field. In November 2017, GRAAHI was awarded an 18-month planning grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation totaling $394,745. GRAAHI and Kellogg Foundation have...

A Healing Touch: Michelle High, ’16 BSN
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A Healing Touch: Michelle High, ’16 BSN

Detroit nursing alumna finds her passion in nursing There is one patient that Michelle High, ’16 BSN, will never forget. “I walked out to the waiting room to greet the family of a patient who just transferred to my floor,” High said. “I was greeted with somber, crying faces.” The family received unfortunate news. Their...

Master of Science in Nursing granted accreditation through 2027
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Master of Science in Nursing granted accreditation through 2027

Davenport University’s Master of Science in Nursing was granted a 10-year term of accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education based on its visit in 2017. The CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. This is the maximum term of accreditation offered by the commission. The program...

Helping military veterans excel in the classroom and into nursing careers
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Helping military veterans excel in the classroom and into nursing careers

Davenport University is helping military students move from combat boots to scrubs through its Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway, the military simulation and research on how to support veteran student success. DU’s VBSN pathway is designed to help service members with military medical experience. It helps fast-track many military personnel by granting advanced standing for...

Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Grant Extended
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Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Grant Extended

Grant funding for Davenport University’s Veterans to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) pathway has been extended for a fifth year to enable the work of the team to continue to progress. The first two students of DU’s VBSN pathway graduated in April, and both have passed boards and are now employed, giving the program...

Nursing Alumni Honored with Daisy Award
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Nursing Alumni Honored with Daisy Award

Two alums from the 2016 Warren Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs received The Daisy Award from the Daisy Foundation. Given to extraordinary nurses, the Daisy Award was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from an auto-immune disease. They deeply appreciated the...

DU’s Nursing Program Joins Prestigious Honor Society of Nursing
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DU’s Nursing Program Joins Prestigious Honor Society of Nursing

The Mable Engle Nursing program was chartered into Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing during a ceremony held on March 30 at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Forming the Psi Omicron Chapter, more than 30 staff and students were inducted into the global organization. “Chartering a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is...

DU Named #1 Online Medical Billing Coding Program in the Nation
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DU Named #1 Online Medical Billing Coding Program in the Nation

Davenport University has been recognized as having the #1 online medical billing coding program in the nation by BestColleges.com. Known as Health Information Technology (HIT), Davenport’s associate degree program is one of the leading programs in the United States, having graduated the fourth most students (86 graduates) out of 262 accredited HIT programs in the...

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