Faculty Accomplishments Current Faculty Achievements Click to expand - Faculty Achievemens Laura Coles Laura Coles, one of our newest faculty members, recently completed a Master of Science in Nursing Education from University of Phoenix. Additionally, Laura became certified in Emergency Nursing. Congratulations to Cheryl Crotser Congratulations to Cheryl Crotser as the co-author of the manuscript on Decision Support Needs of Women with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. This manuscript will be published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling and is currently available electronically ahead of print. Dr. Cheryl Crotser & Dr. Susanne Mohnkern Dr. Cheryl Crotser recently presented results of a qualitative study conducted with Dr. Susanne Mohnkern of recent graduates of the traditional undergraduate program on their experiences learning and providing spiritual support and care at the Sigma Theta Tau International and NLN Education Research Conference. She also presented this study at the Innovations in Faith Based Nursing Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University in June of 2014. Dr. Cheryl Crotser Dr. Susanne Mohnkern Sharon Davis and Sandra “Sam” Brzoza Sharon Davis and Sandra “Sam” Brzoza participated in a poster presentation at two nursing education conferences in June of 2014 on their experience with developing a Interim Leadership Plan for the RN to BS program. This presentation summarizes current literature and outlines the plan and evaluation used to provide leadership during Professor Brzoza’s sabbatical leave. Sharon Davis Sandra “Sam” Brzoza Carol Griswold Carol Griswold presented at the National Association of School Nurses 46th Annual Conference in Texas in June 2014 on the Prenatal Care at School Program. Sara Manning Sara Manning is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. This certification provides formal recognition of her expertise and accomplishments in simulation education. Additionally, Sara is one of 20 applicants nationwide who has been accepted in the National League for Nursing Faculty Development Leadership Program for Simulation Educators. This program is led by Pamela Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN, ANEF of Johns Hopkins University and a national expert in simulation education. Participants in this year-long program examine issues in design, development, use and integration of simulation in nursing education. Sara will have access to the Simulation Innovation Resource Center, attend webinars, be provided with executive coaching and attend three national meetings in Nursing Simulation. Congratulation Sara on this great accomplishment! Congratulations to Georgia Lowmaster, Adjunct Professor in the RN to BS program Congratulations to Georgia Lowmaster, Adjunct Professor in the RN to BS program on the completion of her DNP at the University of Rochester. The results of Dr. Lowmaster’s project were recently published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing in January of 2014. The article is titled, An Evidence-Based Approach to Breastfeeding Neonates at Risk for Hypoglycemia Missions and Service Work Click to expand - Missions and Service Work Patricia Myers Patricia Myers led her church youth on a mission trip to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Carol Griswold organized a mission trip to Guatemala Carol Griswold organized a mission trip to Guatemala (RWC adult students and alumni are invited) through Bethel Christian Ministries. Participants took part in a wheelchair distribution ministry as well as helped build homes and provide other services. Watch our video, click here. Pictured above, Marissa Struckle, Roberts Nursing Graduate, Class of 2009 on Guatemala mission Trip Sarah Culhane Sarah Culhane served as spiritual director (along with her husband) for a week at Camp Koinonia, a spiritual retreat for families and ten teens, this past July. Dianne Kandt Dianne Kandt continues to serve at the House of Mercy in Rochester New York. Her ministry involves case management services. Several nursing students have accompanied Dianne to serve this population. Laura Coles just returned with 10 Roberts Wesleyan College Nursing Students on a Transcultural Nursing Trip to Costa Rica. Laura Coles just returned with 10 Roberts Wesleyan College Nursing Students on a Transcultural Nursing Trip to Costa Rica. Laura reports that the group primarily served the people of La Carpio in conjunction with a Christ for the City team and clinic. The slums of Carpio, just outside of San Jose, house over 35,000 refugees and immigrants from Nicaragua and other countries, and much is needed in the way of health care and education. The students from Roberts were able to see approximately 600 people at health fairs and provide screening for height and weight, blood pressure and blood sugar, teaching on nutrition and parasites, distribute multivitamins and parasite medications, and pray with patients. “We are blessed to see God’s provision and faithfulness – what a testimony to myself, the students, and the people we serve.” - Laura Coles Awards and Recognition Click to expand -Awards and Recognition Carol Griswold DNP, M.S., R.N. Carol Griswold DNP, M.S., R.N. received the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in the Women’s health Category in 2013. Her work with the Prenatal Care and School Program was highlighted. Congratulations Dr. Griswold! Dianne Kandt, Vice President of the Tau Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Dianne Kandt, Vice President of the Tau Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Internationalattended the international Sigma Theta Tau Conference. She was joined by Josh Wement, Senior Nursing Student and member of the Tau Xi chapter as a delegate. There were 2000 nurses from 36 different countries that attended this convention. Cathy Wells was accepted into The Sage College Doctoral of Nursing Science Program Cathy Wells was accepted into The Sage College Doctoral of Nursing Science Program. Cathy received the Patricia McGee Scholarship, a competitive scholarship, towards her doctoral program.