They've Made Us Proud
The 24 members of Hybrid Cohort 5 finished their final Gateway class on August 1, 2012. Congratulations to all!
Make Way for Online Cohort 6Congratulations to 62 individuals who were offered admission to our new online cohort. Classes begin soon! If you haven't yet applied, the next opportunity will be for the hybrid cohort which will begin in May 2013 (the application deadline is February 1).
Congrats to Hybrid and Online Cohort 4!Our fourth hybrid cohort finished their Gateway classes in August of 2011, and our online Cohort 4 completed theirs in December. Congratulations to all our graduates! The photo shows Hybrid Cohort 4 at their Orientation in April of 2010.
Eastlake Health FairGateway students participated in a community event "Eastlake Family Festival & Health Fair" on Saturday, February. 20th. They sponored a booth on nutrition, tobacco awareness & B/P screening. These activities were focused on health promotion and disease prevention. It was well attended by the East Lake community.
Foot Clinic During Project Homeless Connect 2010On January 29 a group of Gateway nurses from cohort 3 were part of a large number of Chattanooga volunteers at Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to provide on-the-spot, one-stop help to the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless. Hundreds of men, women and children crowded into the National Guard Armory for services that ranged from legal advice, medical and dental care, and our own nurses providing a much-in-demand foot clinic.
Gateway Nurses Assist with Smoking Cessation
Elaine Cook, Erika Foppiano, Brandon Posey and Martha Weeks collaborated on a smoking cessation exhibit in the lobby of the UTC University Center on January 14. The exhibit focused on the health risks of smoking and the benefits smokers receive when they quit, from twenty minutes to fifteen years later. The display also included video excerpts from Scene Smoking, a documentary distributed by the Centers for Disease Control.
World AIDS Day
Many thanks to Gateway students Aimee Satterfield, Erin Mabry, Rebecca Roberson, Joan Rankin, and Stephanie Sutton for participating in UTC's World AIDS Day at this very busy time of year! These five students earned credit for their community health group project by developing and presenting an educational outreach to UTC students in the University Center. The group also collected student surveys to identify myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS that are still prevalent on UTC's campus.
Gateway Students Attend Gerontology Conference
Gateway students joined well over a hundred other UTC students and faculty at the annual Fall Syposium for the School of Nursing on November 21. The session topics included Gerontology Nurse Agency from Dorothea Orem’s framework, legal/financial issues for the older adult, medication management and the older adult, physiological changes and the older adult, and loss/depression.
At left, Karen Sarnosky examines some of the several dozen medications that senior citizen "Tom" has to deal with every day.
Davidson, S. (2012). Challenging RN-BSN students to apply Orem’s theory to practice. Bulletin luxembourgeois des questions sociales, 29, 131-138.
“Challenging RN-BSN Students To Apply Orem’s Theory to Practice”, a paper presentation at the 12th International Orem Society World Congress, Luxembourg, May 2012.
Accepted for poster, “Does Social Support Predict Student’s Choice of Online Only Versus Hybrid RN to BSN Programs, February 2012, at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association for the CEPO Undergraduate Research Program, New Orleans, by Finley, S. (UG student), Davidson, S. & Metzger, R.
"Blending Delivery Approaches and Social Support: Using Social Support Theory in Nursing Education", a paper presentation at the 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge University, UK, September 2011
"Blending Delivery Approaches and Social Support: Using Social Support Theory in Nursing Education", a poster presentation at the Emerging Technologies in Nurse Education conference in San Francisco, CA, July 2011
"Hybrid Curriculum Model for RN-BSN Students: Elements of Social Support That Lead to Success", a paper presentation by Dr. Susan Davidson at the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing 7th Annual Faculty Development Workshop: Using Technology to Increase Teaching Effectiveness, Lexington, KY, May 2011.
Dr. Susan Davidson, Boston, July 2010
Dr. Susan Davidson, Chicago, November 2009
Manuscript published: Davidson, S., Metzger, R. & Lindgren, K. (2011). RNs in the Classroom: Supporting Each Other for Success. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42 (5), 223-232.
Dr. Susan Davidson, Singapore, July 2008
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