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Aging Transitional Care Model Examined During Discussion on Campus
Partnership for Education & Scholarships
Aging Population Key Area of GW SON's Focus
CNF Signature Policy Series
SON teaches students about nursing, technology at STEMosphere
Accelerated BSN students learn about health care & technology
Wreaths Across America
VSTC & SON host Health IT's Judy Murphy
Mission to Haiti
Nurses and their colleagues from a variety of disciplines gathered April 2 at the George Washington University for a discussion about providing care to caring for the aging with Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN. Naylor is director of the New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
W2 is a new partnership between the George Washington University School of Nursing (GW SON) and MedStar Washington Hospital Center that offers major scholarship benefits and the promise of employment to Accelerated BSN students over the next six years.
Northern Virginia has a larger-than-average population of senior citizens, making GW SON’s efforts to prepare a new generation of nurses to work with aging patients a critical contribution to the region the school calls home, according to a recent article in Northern Virginia Magazine.
Through a unique collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), The George Washington University School of Nursing (SON) has been developing, producing, and disseminating Charting Nursing’s Future (CNF) since 2012. CNF is the Foundation’s signature policy series about nurses and the nursing profession.
“Little Johnny” helped introduce about 500 children to the world of technology and nursing this weekend as they checked his vital signs and asked questions about the tick wound on his torso. “Little Johnny” is a high-tech mannequin used at GW SON’s Simulation Lab to prepare nurses for clinical settings. On Saturday, Patty Davis, the lab’s director, brought Johnny to the STEMospshere as a way to engage children K-12.
Dr. Nancy Falk and a group of 35 Accelerated BSN students took advantage of GW SON’s location in the nation’s capital and visited the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, an interactive learning destination that, “demonstrates what Kaiser Permanente and others have done and are doing to advance health care in the United States.”
“Remember, Honor, Teach,” is the mission of Wreaths Across America, a group that honors the service and sacrifices of veterans by laying Remembrance Wreaths at cemeteries throughout the country every holiday season. A group from GW SON did its part to “Remember, Honor, Teach” in late January, when it came time to clean up the Remembrance Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Weeks after most had moved on from the charitable season surrounding the holidays, SON students Pooja Shah, Kellie Ketelson, and Becky on Jan.
During a wide-ranging policy discussion Jan. 15, 2014, Judy Murphy of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT in the US Department of Health and Human Services touched on everything from definitions associated with health informatics, the rise of quick care centers in pharmacies, broadband connectivity in rural areas, to patients’ engagement with their own healthcare – and how it all relates to the implementation of electronic health records, quality care, and big data.
“It’s like going back 100 years in healthcare,” said Dr. Joyce Pulcini upon her returning from a medical mission trip to Haiti with eight GW SON students and three other faculty members. The group spent Jan. 5-11 in Haiti, providing care to patients in a women’s health center, mobile clinics and patients’ homes. They also made health education presentations to both patients and healthcare providers.
Simulation Course Offered this Summer
With the increased use of simulation as a learning strategy in healthcare education, it is important for healthcare educators to gain the knowledge and skills to develop and facilitate simulation curriculum that is effective and compliant with international standards. The Simulation in Healthcare: Designing and Facilitating Scenario-Based Learning Summer Institute aims to provide a pathway for the development and implementation of inter- professional simulation in healthcare.