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RN-BSN Jump Start Summer 2014
On Monday, June 2, 2014, students in the RN-BSN Jump Start program attended the Jump Start Orientation on the CSUF campus. The Jump Start program allows students to take 1 or 2 RN-BSN courses while they are completing an ADN program. Community Colleges represented by this year’s Jump Start program include Golden West College, Mt. San Antonio College, Riverside Community College, Saddleback College, and Santa Ana College. The half-day orientation allowed students to get acquainted with the technology that will be used in their online class as well as the ability to meet their professors and classmates.
During their Public Health Community Nursing clinical rotation, CSUF Spring 2014 nursing students toured the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) and the Orange County Water District (OCWD) plants in Fountain Valley.
The OCSD is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment and recycling for approximately 2.5 million people in central and northwest Orange County and treats an average of 207 million gallons of wastewater each day.
The OCWD and the OCSD have collaborated in a project, the Groundwater Replenishing System (GWRS) which is the world’s largest advanced water purification system for potable water. Treated water from OCSD flows to the OCWD where it undergoes a state-of-the-art three-step purification process to produce near-distilled-quality water. The daily 75 million gallons of water processed is used to create a seawater barrier and deposited in OCWD’s percolation basins where it filters through sand and gravel to the deep aquifers of the groundwater basin.
Recognized for their joint project, these agencies were lauded as global leaders in water reclamation and reuse. Their efforts are a way to reduce regional water insecurity and provide a local drought-proof water supply, necessary as an important public health issue.
On Saturday, April 28, 2014, several CSUF School of Nursing students and faculty joined the Donate Life organization in doing a 5K run/walk event. The event was held at the Fullerton campus which drew a large crowd from the community to bring awareness in being an organ donor. The 5K had many teams that walked in memory of a loved one who had been an organ donor. The CSUF SON students and faculty ran/walked in memory of faculty, Sandra James's niece, Sharayah James who was in a fatal car accident at age 20 and was an organ donor. The students were excited to show support and many are making plans their next 5K.
Participants included students Mary Kate Grady, Mariah Storm, Camille Diolosa, Christina Oh, Hiram Diaz, Amanda Diaz, Josh Blas-Donley, Jessica Riner, Jewell Dominguez, Kiran Singh, John Paulino, Marijoyce Dimatulac, Jessica Nguyen, and faculty Sandra James & Kathryn Goode.