Kitko inducted as AHA Fellow

Assistant Professor Lisa Kitko was inducted as an International Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) on Nov. 10 at the AHA's annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida.

Fick co-chairs panel for Beers Criteria update

Distinguished Professor Donna Fick co-chaired a panel of 13 experts convened by the American Geriatrics Society to update and expand the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medicaion Use in Older Adults, one of the most frequently cited reference tools in the geriatrics field.

Third annual "Hospital of Horrors" stresses patient safety to students

For the third year, the College of Nursing took advantage of the Halloween season to teach students about patient and environmental safety issues using the facilities of the Nursing Simulation Laboratory.

Buck, Wolgast inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Assistant Professor Harleah Buck and alumna Kelly Ambrosi Wolgast '85 were among 163 nurse leaders selected for the 2015 cohort of AAN Fellows—a distinction reserved for nursing leaders who have made significant contributions to nursing education, management, practice, policy, and research.

Rayburn receives 2015 Novosel Award

Virginia L. (Smith) Rayburn '73 of Grove City, Ohio, was selected to receive the 2015 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society at the College of Nursing’s fifth annual Homecoming brunch on Oct. 11.

Nursing students join the #PSUFluFight

The College of Nursing is collaborating with University Health Services on the #PSUFluFight social media campaign to spread awareness about flu prevention and encourage students to get vaccinated.

New method could help nurses spot delirium quickly

Asking just two questions may be able to help nurses and doctors quickly and easily identify delirium in hospitalized older adults, according to a new study by Donna M. Fick, Distinguished Professor of Nursing and co-director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State.

Former College of Nursing student begins faculty career at Penn State

After completing four Penn State degrees and a postdoctoral fellowship, Nikki Hill is beginning her career as a faculty member in the College of Nursing.

College of Nursing building receives new name

The Nursing Sciences Building (formerly Health and Human Development East) was renamed in July 2015 to reflect the College of Nursing's growing presence at Penn State.

Laurie Gunter, former Nursing department head, dies

Dr. Laurie Martin Gunter, professor emeritus of nursing and human development and former head of the Department of Nursing, passed away June 15 in Seattle, Washington.

Kitko chosen as 2015 Macy Faculty Scholar

Lisa Kitko, assistant professor of nursing at Penn State, has been selected by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation for the 2015 class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

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