The National League for Nursing’s Foundation for Nursing Education recently selected Linda Comer, assistant professor of nursing at Western Carolina University, as a protégé for its Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Program.
A national leader in the field of cultural and linguistic competency will visit Western Carolina University on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21-22, to participate in a public forum and meet with WCU students and faculty.
Western Carolina University joined Duke University and the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in a collaborative project to develop strategies to integrate innovative educational technologies into each institution’s nursing programs.
Thanks to nearly $1.5 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Western Carolina University and the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville are establishing a new partnership to provide more nurses qualified to serve the region and its veteran population.
With $825,000 in federal funding over the next three years, Western Carolina University is starting a new online master’s degree program to help nurses gain the necessary skills for management roles in health care facilities and to prepare them to work in today’s environment of increasing cultural diversity.