2018-2019 Academic Year
Donation Supports Nursing’s State-of-the-Art Simulation Center
Recently, medical equipment manufacturer Hill-Rom donated four state-of-the-art hospital beds to the simulation center, where students are developing technical and cognitive skills through a wide range of simulated patient cases!
NURSING STUDENTS CELEBRATE AT TRADITION-FILLED PINNING CEREMONY
As part of the 100-plus year tradition that serves as a rite of passage into the nursing profession, nursing students were “pinned” and recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge promising that they will practice their profession faithfully, maintain and elevate the standard of their profession and dedicate themselves to the welfare of those committed to their care.
Titans Work Together to Change the Lives of Foster Youth, One Bag at a Time
The School of Nursing and Guardian Scholars Program for current and former foster youth teamed with the community organization Together We Rise to raise $4,128.43 for the project dubbed "Sweet Cases."
DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEEKS SOLUTIONS TO PROBLMS SEEN IN THE WORKPLACE
Lisa Baughman wants to see foster youth get the best medical and dental care possible but sometimes this proves difficult in the foster care system. William Glasser was seeing partners of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder developing similar PTSD symptoms but not getting care. Both DNP candidates decided to make these issues the subject of their doctoral research.
Researcher Helps Others Identify Human Trafficking’s Youngest Victims
Dr. Hannah Fraley has focused her research and passion on helping some of the youngest victims of human trafficking. “There are approximately 300,000 youth trafficked in the United States — and those are only the identified victims.”
University Awards Recognize the Work of Titans
In addition to recognizing employees’ years of service and achievement of advanced degrees, the awards program presented three campus wide awards. Dr. Sharrica Miller, assistant professor of nursing, was awarded this year’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Award for her leadership in establishing the first annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium within the School of Nursing.
Championing Women’s Health Care
Cal State Fullerton has become an in-demand institution for the education of nurses trained specifically for midwifery/women’s health care. Ranked among the nation’s top programs in the field, according to U.S. News & World Report, it is one of only two universities that offer a nurse-midwifery program in California, and admits only a fraction of the student applicants who apply every year.
CSUF School of Nursing Seeks to Expand Admission Criteria for Freshman Program
To enhance its ability to admit applicants who demonstrate academic readiness and potential for success, the School of Nursing at Cal State Fullerton seeks to augment the current admissions criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre-licensure program.
Campus Establishes Streamlined Pathway to Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
In a move to increase the number of nurses and the diversity of workforces, Cal State Fullerton has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Riverside City College to create pathways from the associate degree in nursing to a bachelor of science in nursing.
CSUF nursing students challenged to understand life in the cycle of poverty
120 students from the Cal State Fullerton’s School of Nursing participated in a Poverty Simulation, designed to help them understand how easy it is for individuals and families to fall into the cycle of poverty, and to make them better advocates for their patients in those situations.
Students Receive Training in Evaluating Substance Abuse Disorders
Students in Cal State Fullerton’s Nursing are getting training on substance abuse thanks to a three-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. The final year award of $258,521, brings the total award to nearly $700,000.
Learning About Poverty at the Personal Level
“To drive home the issues facing their future patients and clients who may be living paycheck to paycheck, perhaps in poverty, Cal State Fullerton’s School of Nursing is offering a Jan. 20 poverty simulation in which students will serve as patients/clients.”
Health, Human Development and Student Affairs Leaders Receive Honors
Stephanie Vaughn, professor and director of the School of Nursing, is the 2018 recipient of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to rehabilitation nursing and demonstrated leadership in ARN activities.
Men in Nursing 2018: Jose Llanas, RN
Male nurses hail from different backgrounds and specialties, but they are united in their dedication, clinical expertise and compassion.
Meet one of them, Jose Llanas, a California State University, Fullerton student.
Midwife Dr. Angela Sojobi teaches Titans from experience
“Angela Sojobi, assistant professor of nursing at Cal State Fullerton, said she’s delivered so many babies as a midwife that she stopped counting after 5,000.“
TitanWell’s health clinic fights the flu at Cal State Fullerton
The effort was a partnership between the Health Services department and the School of Nursing to give shots to those who are enrolled at CSUF as a way to help prevent the spread of the flu.
Summer Experiences Range from the ER to Thailand
Future nurses at Cal State Fullerton learn to care for diverse community
To ensure that the workplace of professional nurses is prepared to care for the changing demographics and be culturally sensitive to all cultures and groups, Cal State Fullerton’s School of Nursing is making it a top priority to not only increase the diversity of its students but add instruction to help them better care for their future patients.
Nursing students cheered as they don their white coats
Seven New Tenure-Track Faculty Join Health and Human Development College
The College of Health and Human Development welcomed seven new tenure-track faculty members this fall, including a cancer prevention researcher and an assistant professor of social work whose research explores how children and adults acquire and apply the skills, attitudes and knowledge to understand and manage emotions.
CSUF recognized for championing diversity and inclusion
Nurse Anesthetist, Dr. Sassoon Elisha, inducted as fellow in academy class
Dr. Sassoon Elisha, assistant director at CSUF’s Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia, is one of three certified registered nurse anesthetists inducted as fellow in the American Academy of Nursing’s 2018 highly distinguished academy class.
Ellen DeGeneres awards CSUF nursing student $50,000 to pay off her student loans
Student loans are daunting for college student across America. That’s why when Lauren Wakefield, a nursing major, saw Ellen reach out to her college audience on social media about debt and she instantly responded.
BSN WHITE COAT CEREMONY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Each year, the CSUF School of Nursing hosts a White Coat Ceremony, in honor of the newly admitted class of nursing students. The ceremony is a celebration of the students’ start on their journey through nursing school.
During the ceremony, a School of Nursing faculty member coats each student which marks the transition into their first hands-on clinical course at a local partnering hospital. After each student has been coated, the cohort of new students recite the nursing pledge aloud together.
This year, the ceremony featured CSUF Alumni speaker Stacy Pico, MSN, RN. Stacy spoke about her own experience as a nursing student at CSUF, and encouraged the new students to recognize the important role their support systems will play as they go through nursing school.
Science Has No Borders for Students in International Health Disparities Research Program
School of Nursing students at CSUF spend 10 weeks conducting research in Argentina, the United Kingdom, Thailand, and Canada through CSUF’s Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program, known as MHIRT.
SON Faculty and Staff Fall Retreat
School of Nursing faculty & staff started the 2018 Fall semester with a Star Wars themed retreat focusing on engagement. After a festive morning of photobooth fun, Dr. Erica Bowers presented on engagement tools and Chewbacca made a special appearance! May the force of engagement be with us this academic year!
CSUF Among Top 12 Percent of ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’
Fall 2018 Orientation
Summer programs take CSUF students into new—and ancient—worlds
NURSING STUDENTS GAIN INSIGHT INTO SERVING RURAL COMMUNITIES
"There is a great need for primary care providers in rural areas," said Ruth Mielke, women's health care concentration coordinator. "The hope is that if a student has a positive clinical experience training in an underserved site that student may be more likely to consider working in that site or a similar site after graduation."
Titans Primed for Doctoral Programs
With curriculum vitaes pages deep with research presentations, publications in progress, teaching experience and accolades, four Cal State Fullerton graduates are continuing their educational journeys this fall with support from the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.
TENURE AND PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED
Asma Taha, Professor of Nursing
Maria Matza, Associate Professor of Nursing