Lynchburg nursing graduate Mary Deis ’16 recently spent 11 weeks off the port of Conakry, Guinea. Her home was the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship operated by the nonprofit Mercy Ships. Along with other nurses, doctors, dental assistants, and other medical professionals, Deis provided medical care to people who lack access to care in their […]
The University of Lynchburg’s planned giving efforts have resulted in estate plans that will eventually add millions of dollars to the institution’s endowment, University officials announced today. In October, Dr. Mike Bonnette, senior vice president for advancement, received a letter from an attorney confirming estate plans by one couple to give the University several million […]
Nursing students at the University of Lynchburg are shadowing nurses at the campus health center and doing presentations for the student body about various health-related topics. These opportunities give students practical experience in a community health setting.
It’s a midsummer afternoon in a biology lab on the third floor of Hobbs-Sigler Hall and Mandy Larsen ‘19 is standing over a Petri dish full of termites. The tiny, off-white creatures are yellow-footed reticulated termites — Reticulitermes flavipes, to be exact — and Larsen has spent much of her summer trying to find out […]
A new iBook available in iTunes highlights how the University of Lynchburg nursing program used Apple technology to revolutionize nurse education. Launched in 2014, iON Nursing provides an iPad tablet to each nursing major. The program has led to high-tech teaching , improved retention, higher NCLEX pass rates, and a decrease in paper usage. In the […]
Lynchburg nursing, PA, and DPT students work together in healthcare simulations, part of an interprofessional education program designed to make sure future clinicians can work together seamlessly and provide better patient outcomes. Future collaborations between these programs will involve students in athletic training, mental health, and special education and involve community service, seminars, and clinical experiences.
University of Lynchburg has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019, recognizing the excellence of its iON Nursing program. The iON nursing program integrates iPad and other Apple technology into classrooms, simulations, and clinical settings. Launched in 2014, iON Nursing has fostered innovation, problem solving, and critical thinking in nurse education at Lynchburg. […]
Dr. Stephanie Ferguson recently gave a report to more than 240 global health leaders outlining recommendations for focusing future health spending. Dr. Ferguson, who returned to the University of Lynchburg nursing faculty last year, spoke at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. She shared the results of the Committee on Global Health and the Future of […]
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has awarded University of Lynchburg nearly $250,000 to support scholarships for students in health-related fields. The grant will provide $190,000 undergraduate nursing scholarships and $58,750 for general undergraduate scholarships, which the College will apply to students in health promotion, athletic training, and exercise physiology. The scholarships will support students enrolled […]
Dr. Stephanie Ferguson has been appointed to a committee whose goals are to maintain the United States’ focus on global health and provide guidance for the investments that would make the biggest impact in global health.