A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation education coordinator, accepted an invitation by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation to serve on its 2017 scholarship review committee.
Western Carolina University students once again are among the nation’s leaders in the number of research projects accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and this year, for the first time, WCU’s student contingent will include a representative of the School of Nursing.
To help show how music can drastically improve the quality of life for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing will be hosting a screening of the movie “Alive Inside” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Mad Batter Food and Film in downtown Sylva.
Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing, the WNC Health Network and the Mountain Area Health Education Center are partnering to present the third annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on Friday, March 10.
Six new students are enrolled in the RN to BSN Rural Education and Support scholarship program at Western Carolina University this fall as the university and Mission Health in Asheville continue their partnership to improve the quality of nursing care in rural Western North Carolina by increasing the number of baccalaureate-degree prepared nurses.
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Western Carolina University School of Nursing a grant totaling nearly $1 million to develop community-based and primary care clinical experiences to help students enrolled in WCU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs prepare for careers in those health care settings.