2015-2016 Academic Year


Rachel Mcclanahan Awarded

McClanahan Writing AwardThe JOSN-SAGE First Publication Award recognizes writing excellence of a first-time school nurse author. The selected manuscript is judged on the basis of its contribution to thought and practice in school nursing and the writing clarity of the submission. Rachel McClanahan, DNP, RN, NCSN, is the winner of the the JOSN-SAGE First Publication Award by a School Nurse for her manuscript entitled "School Nurses and Care Coordination for Children with Complex Needs: an Integrative Review" (McClanahan & Weismuller, 2015).

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Beverly Quaye Named 2016 ACNL President

BeverlyQuaye Opens in new window Beverly Quaye, assistant professor of nursing, was named the 2016 president of the Association of California Nurse LeadersOpens in new window (ACNL), a nonprofit professional organization representing nurse leaders in hospitals, health systems, academia, research and business. "The opportunity to represent over 1,400 leaders to advance professional practice from across the continuum of care is very humbling,” said Quaye. "It is essential that the nursing community create new knowledge and innovation that adds value in its commitment to change and to keep pace with health care reform challenges."

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NURSING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY - MAY 22, 2016

Facebook capture Opens in new window Cal State Fullerton School of Nursing had the honor of presenting nursing degrees to 372 graduates on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The degrees presented include 26 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), 94 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and 252 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Yvonne Gallegos, DNP Graduate, spoke to all graduates, explaining "this program has helped us develop skills and find our voice... we need to use it." Rinna Harper, MSN Graduate, reminded graduates to never lose hope, and explained "it is our turn to give hope." Coral Roseberry, BSN Graduate, encouraged her BSN collegues that the role of nurse is "advocate, educator, healer, and listener," that "every patient interaction or caring moment is a blessing."

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PRE-LICENSURE PINNING CEREMONY - MAY 21, 2016

Facebook capture Opens in new window Sixty-seven students from Cal State Fullerton's nursing program took part in the Saturday, May 21, pinning ceremony on campus to signify the completion of initial professional nursing education and mark the transition into professional practice as registered nurses.
The ritual dates back to the time of Florence Nightingale when the pin was awarded as a "badge of courage" to encourage students to faithfully serve the sick and dying in challenging situations.

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ANNUAL RECOGNITION LUNCHEON - MAY 14, 2016

FB capture Opens in new window It was a delight to celebrate and honor our 2015-2016 School of Nursing outstanding students, scholarship and award recipients, generous community partners, faculty and staff, and distinguished emeriti who enable us to continue to provide excellence in nursing education, research, and practice.

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2015-2016 SON Award Recipients

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New award established in honor of Dr. Chris latham

ChrisLatham Opens in new window In recognition of Dr. Chris Latham's contributions to the School of Nursing and student success, a new award has been established in the 2015-2016 academic year in her honor. The Latham Support Award for Most Valuable Person (MVP) will be granted to baccalaureate nursing students who are supportive of their peers and demonstrate approachability, friendliness, understanding, open and honest communication and humor. The awardee/s will be in good standing, a good listener, and knowledgeable about resources and how to succeed in the student role. One student from each of the following BSN pathways will be selected each year:
- Pre-Licensure (Tradional and Freshman Entry BSN)
- Accelerated LVN-BSN and Accelerated Post-Bacc BSN
- RN-BSN

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Illumination foundation mobile health clinic - april 30, 2016

FB capture Opens in new window The CSUF School of Nurisng is proud to partner with Illumniation Foundation to send nursing community health and Nursing Student Administration students to serve underserved and vulnerable populations in need of basic health services. Recently, a group of 14 students and 2 faculty worked alongside the foundation's San Clemente Mobile Health Clinic to provide:
- 17 patients with medical care and connections to community clinics and crucial healthcare resources
- 113 patients with much needed vision care
- 90 perscription glasses
- 5 vision referrals for follow-up vision care

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Nursing team participates in DOnate Life 5k Walk/Run - April 30, 2016

FB Capture Opens in new window Organized by Instructor Ms. Sandra James, nursing students had the opportunity to participate and raise funds to bring awareness to the important cause of organ donation. The annual Donate Life 5K Walk/Run is hosted at the CSU Fullerton campus, and participants made the trek through framiliar buildings and facilities.

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GRADUATING PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR AND BSN STUDENT CORAL ROSEBERRY

Presidents Scholar Coral Roseberry Opens in new window Members of the 2016 graduating class of President's Scholars include BS nursing student Coral Roseberry of Fullerton. Coral will graduate magna cum laude.

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ASMA TAHA AWARDED FOR SERVICE TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Asma Taha Award Opens in new window Asma Taha, PhD, RN, was awarded the STTI Upsilon Beta Chapter Paula Herberg National and International award for her work with vulnerable populations in Jordan, Jamaica, the West Bank of Palestine and Israel and plans to lead a high impact learning and health care practice expidition of nurse students this summer in Costa Rica.

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STTI POSTER PRESENTATION AND INDUCTION CEREMONY - APRIL 16, 2016

STTIPoster Opens in new window CSU Fullerton School of Nursing's Upsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society celebrated their 10th Anniversary at their annual student research poster presentation and induction ceremony on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Population Health and Systems Cooperative Unit Director at the University of Minnesota, noted author and Past-President of STTI was the featured speaker. He reminded all present of the importance of Lessons on the Good Life and the difference that we could each make for others and ourselves. Earlier in the afternoon 59 posters exhibiting qualitative and quantitative research as well as innovative new programs were on display.

Faculty memeber Asma Taha, PhD, RN was awarded the Paula Herberg National and International award for her work with vulnerable populations in Jordan, Jamaica, the West Bank of Palestine and Israel and plans to lead an expedition of nurses this summer to learn about health care in Costa Rica.

76 new chapter members were inducted.

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DIALOGUE WITH THE DIRECTOR - April 7, 2016

Facebook photo album Opens in new window  Dr. Stephanie Vaughn, Interim Director of the School of Nursing, was joined by nursing students, faculty and staff for lunch and conversation. This was an opportunity for students to share feedback and ask questions about anything related to the School of Nursing. During the session students and faculty talked and brainstormed about new ideas/events for the future of the School of Nursing.

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CSUF Spring Health Fair - March 23, 2016

Facebook photo album Opens in new window Nursing Community Health students in collaboration with the Student Health and Counseling Center conducted interactive educational displays that included games and opportunity drawings related to topics entitled Cholesterol and Your Future Health, Effects of Sleep Deprivation, and Stress Management. The theme of the CSUF’s Health Fair was "Finding Your Balance" held on March 23, 2016. The nursing students' participation in this educational intervention contributed to the promotion of good health among roughly 300 students. Special thanks to Waterbottles.comOpens in new window for the donation of CSUF personalized water bottles for this enjoyable event.

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Nursing Graduate Programs Top-ranked in the nation

OCRegister thumbnail Opens in new window Two of Cal State Fullerton's nursing programs rank in the top tier in the nation ofU.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings of graduate schools. The Nurse Anesthesia program offerend in partnership with the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia is ranked #4 in the nation and the Nurse-Midwifery progam is ranked #20 in the nation.

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Hollywood hasn't caught up with college life of today

OCRegister thumbnail Opens in new window In Dr. Mildred García's recent OC Register article, Christine Latham, Professor in the School of Nursing, recognized that underrepresented and first-generation college students strongly value and benefit from relationships, particularly with those whose backgrounds and experiences mirror their own.

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CSUF WELCOMES NEW SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY

Sakamoto Opens in new window Rosario Sakamoto, DrPH, MSN, CCRN, NP-BC, joins the School of Nursing as an assistant professor. She has served as a school nurse, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, charge nurse in a critical care-intensive care unit, clinic supervisor and an educator both locally and internationally.

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CSUF Welcomes new school of nursing faculty

Instructor Beverly Quaye Opens in new window Beverly Quaye, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, joins the School of Nursing as an assistant professor. Beverly Quaye brings her rich service experience as a nurse, manager, clinical instructor and administrator at several Southland medical facilities to the classroom.

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Barbara haddad honored for 20 years of service

Instructor Barbara HaddadBarbara Haddad, MSN, RN, CM, a lecturer in the School of Nursing, was recognized by the university on Nov 5, 2015 for her 20 years of teaching. This week, she was also honored by her peers in the School of Nursing. Interim Director, Dr. Stephanie Vaughn thanked Ms. Haddad for her many contributions to the school, including her integral role in the RN-BSN pathway. She has been a longstanding member of the Undergraduate Program Committee where she has helped shape the curriculum, developed policies, and assisted with accreditation reports and surveys. She chaired the Scheduling Committee for several years as well as represented the School of Nursing on various committees and task forces across the university. Ms. Haddad has mentored many new faculty over the years, including Dr. Vaughn.


Rosa pham '13 gives back to her VieTnamese community

OCRegister thumbnail Opens in new window  Rosa Pham, 25, was excited to visit Vietnam, the country her parents left behind decades ago. But not to explore her cultural heritage. Instead, the Cal State Fullerton grad and Santa Ana resident went last year to share her nursing skills with the people of Saigon (renamed Ho Chi Minh City after the war), paying for the cost of the trip with the Fountain Valley-based Project Vietnam Foundation.

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Dialogue with the director - november 3, 2015

Facebook photo album Opens in new window Dr. Stephanie Vaughn, Interim Director of the School of Nursing, was joined by dozens of nursing students for lunch and conversation. This was an opportunity for students to share feedback and ask questions about anything related to the School of Nursing. During the session students and faculty talked and brainstormed about new ideas/events for the future of the School of Nursing. The date for the next Dialogue with the Director will be announced soon. We hope you can join us!

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Nursing Community Health students administer Free Flu Shots at SHCC Clinics - october 7-15, 2015

Facebook Album thumbnail Opens in new window The annual Fullerton Flu Fighters - Free Flu Shots clinics offered by the CSUF Student Health and Counseling CenterOpens in new window  (SHCC) were hosted at both the Fullerton and Irvine campuses October 7-8 and October 13-15. Nursing Community Health students helped the SHCC administer the free flu shots to CSUF students.

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OCDE School Nurse skills Day hosted at CSUF Nursing Simulation center - September 19, 2015

OCDE School Nurse Skills Day album Opens in new window The annual Skills Day offered by the Orange County Department of Education, Center for Healthy Kids and SchoolsOpens in new window and hosted at the CSUF School of Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Lab is designed to provide school nurses with a review of clinical skills to enhance their practice.

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Community Health Poverty simulation - September 12, 2015

Daily Titan article thumbnail Opens in new window Over 150 nursing students serve the community every semester through our Community Health Nursing classes. The rotation includes 120 hours per student placed at Departments of Public Health in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino counties as well as other community based organizations serving the homeless, under served populations, migrant families, youth at risk, youth with disabilities, etc.

Daily Titan article thumbnail Opens in new window For the very first time, as an introduction to the course, the School of Nursing hosted a life-like, Monopoly-style poverty simulation exercise to increase awareness about the complexities of living in day-to-day poverty and to gain a better understanding of the types of patients they will encounter throughout their career.
"Poverty is not a game for over 49 million people living in the United States." -Dr. Maria Matza (Nursing Community Health Lead)

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Pre-licensure BSN White Coat Ceremony - September 5, 2015

White Coat Ceremony Facebook album Opens in new window The ceremony marks the start of the clinical rotation phase of the students' nursing studies. In association with the AACN and The Arnold P. Gold FoundationOpens in new window , we were honored to present each student with a specially designed pin that serves as a visual reminder of their oath and commitment to providing high quality care.

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