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After a 16-member contingent from GCU spent an 18-day nursing exchange in China last July, the College of Nursing returned the favor by welcoming a 22-member student and faculty contingent from Changchun, China, for a two-week stay. “We have been blessed this week with our colleagues from China,” said Dean Anne McNamara in an introduction at Monday afternoon’s faculty lecture. The contingent spent last week in Phoenix getting acclimated to the time change and life at GCU: living in the residence halls, taking a campus tour, attending Chapel and the Gathering, and even dressing in togas to attend last Thursday night’s “Mr. GCU” student event in the North Gym.
GCU’s recent growth as an institution was on display Friday for a record number of high school students from across Arizona at the annual Health Sciences and Nursing Day. An estimated 2,500 students — an increase of 1,000 over 2010 — visited campus, attending a number of breakout sessions and touring points of interest such as the cadaver and simulation labs. About 60 high schools were represented, from as far as Prescott, Bisbee, Tucson and Nogales. Dr. Cheryl Roat, associate dean for the College of Nursing, had a standing-room-only audience for her early morning talk on “The Top 10 Reasons to Be a Nurse.”
The blond wigs were out in force for Monday’s meeting of College of Nursing faculty, with Dean Anne McNamara overseeing a wild and crazy Halloween costume competition between graduate and undergraduate instructors. “There’s a little bit of frivolity going on here,” McNamara acknowledged as things got under way at the Howerton lecture hall.
Senior nursing student Heather McKean has her sights set on graduation, and then a future in forensic nursing. She credits her friend and fellow nursing student Kim Wright with helping her succeed in the GCU nursing program. “Find a classmate that thinks like you do,” she advises. “Connect with someone you can study with and support each other.”
The College of Nursing opened the doors to its new simulation lab Thursday, providing tours of the state-of-the-art facility and an opportunity to speak with instructors on how it will be used. In addition to the SimMan3G room, there also is an obstetrics room with a birthing mother and babies, a pediatrics room with a child mannequin, three exam rooms and a makeshift apartment for Home Healthcare and Hospice.
The conical straw hats and Antelope T-shirts gave them away as a 16-member contingent from GCU returned home Monday evening from an 18-day nursing exchange in China. Dean Anne McNamara of the College of Nursing organized a welcoming party at Sky Harbor International Airport for the 12 graduate students and four faculty members who had flown nearly 16 hours, showing up exhausted but exhilarated by all they had seen and done.
Question: What do GCU’s HOSA Bowl and women’s basketball teams have in common? Answer: Neither has a problem with passing to Samantha Murphy. The Antelopes’ All-American is part of a team of three that will compete this week in Anaheim, Calif., at the National Leadership Conference for HOSA.
Crystal Ericksen’s first year out in the “real world” has been one she’ll never forget. Crystal, a 2010 graduate of GCU’s College of Nursing, works in the cardiology unit at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Her husband, Matthew, is a first-year resident at the same medical facility.
The president and CEO of Tallhouse Consulting gave the keynote speech for the convocation of the colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences on Thursday afternoon at Phoenix First Assembly of God Church.
The president of the Bioethics Defense Fund visited the College of Nursing on Tuesday and presented a historical context for the controversial subjects of human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. In an engaging hourlong talk at Howerton Lecture Hall, Nikolas T. Nikas said the Dred Scott slavery decision and the horrific experiments conducted by Nazi German doctors during World War II have much in common with a current culture that sees human beings as merely utilitarian in value.