A team of four Western Carolina University students recently recorded a third-place finish in a competition that tested the skills of emergency medical service providers from college campuses across the United States and Canada.
Western Provost Kyle Carter presented a preliminary report Friday, Feb. 10, from the college structure review task force, saying that the group's recommendations are still open to discussion but represent progress toward “an organizational structure that will truly serve our students and our university.”
Nurses in Western North Carolina will learn lifesaving skills on medical mannequins that give them instant feedback and a risk-free way to practice, thanks to a new lab funded by The Duke Endowment. Its grant of nearly $400,000 was announced Sept. 26 during a celebration and demonstration at the new lab site by the three organizations that developed the program. They are Mission Hospitals, which served as lead entity, and two educational partners, Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Western Carolina University will offer a new bachelor's degree program in health systems administration beginning spring 2006 to help meet a growing demand for the skilled professionals needed to manage the increasingly complex health care delivery systems of the 21st century.
Vincent Hall, head of the department of nursing at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of a national award from the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for a research article he authored.
A regional initiative to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles among all population groups, especially the growing number of elderly people in Western North Carolina, took a major step toward reality Thursday, Aug. 5, when Gov. Mike Easley signed a statewide capital improvements plan.
A series of collaborative programs offered by Western Carolina University and Pardee Hospital to help the growing population of senior citizens in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina enjoy longer, healthier lives has been recognized as among the best geriatric practices in the Southeast.
It’s been a busy spring for Christine D. Stevens, head of Western Carolina University’s department of health sciences, who has been appointed to a statewide genomics task force and received the state’s top award in the field of immunology.
Recreational therapy – sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Well it can be at times, but it’s also hard work. Just ask the ten Western graduates who took the rigorous national certification exam this past reporting period and passed. The professional certification exam was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS, the folks who bring you the College Boards) and the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.