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2014-2015 Influenza Vaccinations Due
October 1, 2014 is the deadline for all CSUF Nursing students to submit documentation to Certified Profile of the new 2014-2015 Influenza Vaccination (Flu Shot or Intranasal Spray "FluMist"). Older Flu Shot records from last season or before will expire. The new season Flu Shots are already being offered at several locations.
Southern California School Nurses Refresh Skills at CSUF Nursing Simulation Center
CSU Fullerton School of Nursing (CSUF SON), in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), provided a skills lab workshop for Southern California school nurses on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This workshop was held in the CSUF Nursing Simulation Center and provided a review of clinical skills to enhance school nursing practice. Skill stations included diastat administration, insulin pumps and carbohydrate counting, g-tubes, tracheotomy care, otoscopy and catheterization. This is the second year the skills lab workshop has been offered and both CSUF SON and OCDE plan to make this popular workshop an annual event.
Pictured: Karen Temple M.Ed, RN, PHN discussing GT feeding with Southern California school nurses. Organizers of the workshop include Pamela Kahn MPH, BS, RN (Coordinator, Health and Wellness OCDE); Mary Ann Kelly MSN, RN, PNP (Faculty CSUF SON); Barbara Doyer MS, BSN, RN, PHN, CHSE (Faculty CSUF SON and Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Lab Coordinator).
Kansai University Nursing Students Visit CSU Fullerton
Nursing students from Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences in Japan visited California State University, Fullerton School of Nursing on Friday, August 15th. Kathleen Griffith, nursing faculty member, coordinated the visit. Members of the Nursing Student Association (NSA) and Barbara Doyer, nursing faculty member and Coordinator of the United Healthcare Nursing Skills Lab also participated in the visit. The visit included a campus tour, exploration of the simulation center and viewing a simulation lead by Barbara Doyer. Following the simulation the CSUF students shared information on NSA and their experiences as nursing students. Kathleen Griffith presented a seminar on the Entry Level nursing program. Following the presentations, students engaged in a lively exchange of ideas and experiences using translation technology on their smart phones. Getting around language and distance challenges, the students from both universities became fast friends and still maintain virtual contact. The collegiality and leadership displayed by the CSUF students was notable, reflecting professionalism and their Titan Pride.
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.
Students tour Groundwater Replenishing System
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.
Students and Faculty Participate in Donate Life 5K
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.