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Department News

Some of the most exciting news around the Department of Nursing these days involves planning a new facility for nursing and science. We are looking forward with great anticipation to the possibilities for teaching, learning, working and gathering spaces in our future. With approximately 200 pre-licensure students in our Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program and approximately 150 additional students in our non-traditional RN-BS and Graduate Programs, space is a major issue.

Alumni Awards and Achievements

Heidi Paul BS, RN,  (Class of 2011), received the Florence Nightingale Award for exceptional care of patients and their families at her hospital in July 2013.  This award is given quarterly by vote of the medical staff.

Sue Zumchak BS, RN, NCSN passed the certification test offered by the National Board for the Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN), March 2010.

Krista L. Yoder, (Class of 1987) is the Program Director of the UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University in Erie, PA since 2009.

Joshua Smith (Class of 2008 ) was a winner of the First Annual Upstate New York March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in October 2011.  The award recognizes nurses throughout Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and the Southern Tier in fourteen different categories.  Joshua received the award in the area of Critical Care.

Bethany Morse (Class of 1999) works at Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital in Sierre Leone, Africa.  Over 1500 children were treated in the pediatric ward in 2011.