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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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Stellar Hall of Fame class inducted at homecoming

March 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Samantha Murphy, who redefined “student-athlete” at the University on the basketball court and in the classroom, and six others were honored at Ethington Theatre on campus.

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GCU nursing site ends heart month on healthy note

February 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Banner Boswell nursing site in Sun City rolled out the purple carpet for its community on Thursday, offering tours, student presentations and healthful food as February, known as National Heart Month, came to a close. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions facility at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea will hold a similar event on Wednesday.

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Poverty awareness comes to front burner at GCU

February 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students have heard about hunger and poverty, and some have experienced it. An event on campus on Thursday is about to bring them face-to-face with these critical global issues.

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College of Nursing receives support for family nurse practitioner program

December 13, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A student in the family nurse practitioner program in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions will be awarded a $6,000 scholarship next spring, courtesy of the Health Care Clinics at select Walgreens.

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Lifesaving tactics help GCU transfer student save life, stay in school

December 12, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Craig Becker may have prevented a tragedy by using the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver — learned last summer at a GCU athletic training camp — on a choking man at a Scottsdale restaurant.

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Nursing Students Planning for Major Mission Trip to Costa Rica in March

October 07, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has partnered with International Service Learning, a Texas-based nonprofit organization, to bring up to three teams of students and faculty to Puerto Viejo in northeastern Costa Rica.

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Nursing Students Enjoy Collaborative Learning at New Sun City Site

October 02, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The newest cohort program in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is located across the street from Banner Boswell Medical Center and represents a partnership with Banner Health. It is the seventh cohort in CONHCP.

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New GCU Doctoral Program Emphasizes Health Care Leadership

October 01, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

With health issues facing the baby-boom generation and the Affordable Care Act changing the way services are delivered, the University’s program is designed to address a new age of health care.

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