GCU nursing students Ryan Gardner and Karen Greenthal discussed diabetes with residents of a Scottsdale senior community during a health fair on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Kehn)
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Nursing students cap summer course with health fairs

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Senior citizens in Scottsdale and Phoenix ate chicken quinoa lettuce wraps and dark chocolate, played brain games, learned ways to avoid or manage diabetes and hypertension and participate in other health-related activities during three health fairs organized and presented on Monday by GCU nursing students. The health fairs concluded the students’ summerlong community health course, in which they built relationships and provided care each week to residents of three communities.

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student in GCU's doctor of nursing practice program, trains new nurses at Phoenix Children's Hospital. 
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Research-to-practice translation is aim of degree

July 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s doctor of nursing practice, which was launched in the spring, begins a new session of courses this month with 90 nursing-leader students who are learning to translate their research into innovative health-care solutions.

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Hikers get fully hydrated, thanks to GCU nursing students

June 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University nursing students helped hikers on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak on Saturday by handing out thousands of bottles of water to promote summer hydration awareness.   

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Maria Quimba, assistant dean in GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, became a nurse at age 20.
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Quimba feted twice for visionary leadership

June 23, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Assistant Dean Maria Quimba of GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions received awards from two organizations last week in Phoenix for her innovative leadership of faculty, staff and students and forward-thinking programs that promote nursing in the 21st century.

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Nursing students receive Sun Health scholarships

May 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Ten students at GCU’s Banner Boswell campus were awarded grants worth $3,000 apiece.

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Cherissa Chacon (left) and Helen Howard advise pre-health students on how to develop successful graduate applications.
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Pre-science coordinators guide health care students

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College of Arts and Sciences staffers Cherissa Chacon and Helen Howard serve as pre-science coordinators, helping pre-med students and others develop the portfolios they need for graduate schools.

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Duty calls 30,000 feet up, and GCU alumna answers

May 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU alumna Courtney Mitchelle was at least 30,000 feet above Ireland, bound for Frankfurt, Germany, when a fellow passenger became ill with stroke-like symptoms. Mitchell, a nursing college graduate, didn’t hestitate to help out with the medical emergency.

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Online nursing faculty honored for volunteering in Philippines

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Online faculty member Carma Erickson-Hurt earned a top honor from international nonprofit Project HOPE for teaching teams of Filipino nurses to manage hospice care for terminally ill patients in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

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Assistant nursing dean Maria Quimba oversees academic programs taught by nearly 450 faculty at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions.
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Quimba named Phoenix ‘40 Under 40’ leader

May 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant dean Maria Quimba, who oversees academic programs taught by nearly 450 faculty at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, was honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ community business leaders.

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Lance Rao graduated with a business degree from GCU on Thursday and already has a job in his field.
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Job prospects brighten for GCU graduates

April 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

With news from a national association that nearly 9 percent more college graduates will be hired this year compared to 2013, GCU students are finding jobs inside and outside the University.

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