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How a lecture was an Rx for passion

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Stuart Harris came to GCU mainly to play baseball but became a serious student determined to make a difference in the world. He has aided thousands in the Philippines.

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Daily Dose of STEM blog
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Daily Dose of STEM blog

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today brings you a Daily Dose of STEM-related information to summarize how Grand Canyon University’s academic programs are being designed for the future.

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GCU nursing and premed students have excelled in STEM academics. Computer science and IT students could be next.
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With tech programs, GCU sees its focus on the future

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The launch of the two new programs signifies Grand Canyon University’s re-emphasis on an academic commitment to training on science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as the STEM disciplines.

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Nursing students at GCU on Wednesday learned many things during a poverty simulation, including what happens to your little brother if you're late getting to day care.
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Nursing students look into faces of poverty

August 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions had the opportunity this summer, through their new community health course, to stare poverty in the face. On Wednesday, about 85 students completed a poverty simulation in which they roleplayed fictional characters who struggled daily to eat, live, learn and survive.

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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 / 6 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

May 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

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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