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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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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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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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GCU Today Magazine: ‘Sydney’s Kids’ graduate

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 14 years ago, Grand Canyon University made a promise in the wake of a senseless tragedy, the murder of one of its alumni. Meet the five students who made good on that promise.

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First residency for nurse practitioner students

April 16, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

The first residency for online students in GCU’s nurse practitioner degree program, which is being held on campus this week, has drawn 14 nurses from Arizona and other states who are practicing and being tested on their medical knowledge of the human body, from clammy foreheads and swollen feet to most everything in between.

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Day 2 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 15, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Highlights from Saturday’s graduation in GCU’s largest colleges: Education and Nursing and Health Care Professions.

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Speech and debate team wins national tournament

March 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s inaugural speech and debate team won its division at a prestigious national competition for Christian universities, besting teams from Pepperdine University, Azusa Pacific Universities and Seattle Pacific Universities, among others.

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Online grad overcomes disability, serves seniors

March 10, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Being shot and paralyzed did little to prevent Latisha Anderson from recognizing her path in life. The GCU online nursing graduate student will receive her diploma this week and put it to use as a nurse manager working in the geriatric psych unit at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City.

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Cancer’s cutting edge: Molecular medicine could help customize treatment for children

March 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau A thief lives in the home of every child with cancer. It steals play dates from the little girl too drained to go outside, favorite ice cream from the teenager too nauseous to keep it down and carefree days from siblings whose parents are barely surviving the cruel journey thrust on their family. It holds hostage happiness, promotes job loss, wrecks marriages and wipes out bank accounts. All this, and yet the ultimate crime of cancer is even more unjust. At its worst, cancer robs a child of nearly 70 years of life. “I think cancer is pretty lousy no matter what age you are,” said Dr. Robert Arceci, medical director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a beneficiary of the March 8 GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. “But children’s cancer is a horrible thing. The profound trauma and tragedy of cancer in the very young is that it reverses the age progression. It cuts people short.” Childhood cancer must be caught earlier, treated better and, ultimately, eradicated, and the way to do that is to understand it. Arceci and other prominent oncologists are working to unlock […]

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