DSON Invites YOU to Join in the Fight us Against Breast Cancer
What: THE BINGHAMTON BREAST CANCER WALK When: Sunday September 30th 2012 at 10:45am near the white Gazebo Where: Binghamton's Recreation Park What to Wear: Pink or Decker School of Nursing Apparel! Donations for the cause accepted all week via the Decker donation box on the main floor of Academic B outside Jazzmans. For more information contact Kali Gehring: firstname.lastname@example.org or Victoria Koke: email@example.com. All friends, family, and pets (leashed please) are invited to join us for this Sunday Morning Event!
Commencement 2012 profile: David Klimachefsky
Spending most of the past decade as a clergyman has helped David Klimachefsky prepare for his new career as a nurse. "The pastoral role is not really that different (from nursing)," he said. "It's a different focus: spiritual pain and spiritual need. But it's still helping people in need. So even though this path seems very different on some levels, there is a central thread of caring for other people." Klimachefsky, a 34-year-old originally from Baldwinsville, will receive his bachelor's in nursing as part of the Decker School of Nursing's Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Program for college graduates from fields other than nursing. Read More.
ANF scholar works to better understand HIV preventionDSON BS '99 alumna, Tanyka Smith, MS, FNP-Certified, RN, a PhD student at the New York University College of Nursing received a 2010 American Nurses Foundation (ANF) research grant made possible by the generosity of donors who support nursing innovation through research. ANF's work with nurse scholars helps nurses like Smith advance the profession. Read more.
Decker School of Nursing seniors learn about Binghamton traditions and build community ties through pieroghi production in the spring semester . . .
Women, this is not your father's heart attack
The problem: Heart attacks in women go largely unrecognized 30 to 55 percent of the time because women experience a range of symptoms that might not include the kind of chest pains that men feel during a heart attack. Those who miss the warning signs and fail or delay getting help run the risk of death or disability. The researchers: Pamela Stewart Fahs, professor and Decker Chair in Rural Nursing at Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing, in collaboration with Melanie Kalman, associate professor and director of research, and Margaret Wells, assistant professor, in the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University. . . Read more.
Broken heart syndrome study
So heartbroken you actually feel pain in your heart? Well, a recent study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, proves that heartache can actually cause a heart attack. "Broken Heart Syndrome is a syndrome that occurs under severe emotional or physical stress,” said Pamela Stewart Fahs, RN, DSN, BU Professor of Nursing
. “It was originally discovered in Japan. But we've found that two percent in cardiac deaths that occur, we see this sudden emotional or physical trauma." . . . Read more
The Unfiltered Truth: Nurse crafts a smoking-cessation message for pregnant women
, assistant professor of nursing, hopes that showing pregnant women a new video will lead them to quit smoking or cut down on cigarettes. Hoping to devise better smoking-cessation strategies, Britton and her colleagues in ITURP, supported by a March of Dimes grant, conducted a series of nine focus groups. Three of those groups consisted of pregnant smokers and six of healthcare providers. "The purpose was to increase the understanding of the pregnant smoker, including the motivation to quit," Britton says. The researchers also asked for ideas about how to communicate the message. . . . Read more
The Decker School of Nursing three years ago established its graduate-level Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
In May 2011, the program graduated its first two students. In addition, three other students received post-master’s certification as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. Following professional certification, all will be qualified to assess, diagnose and treat patients with mental illness. Read more
Binghamton University Professor Awarded Prestigious Nursing Fellowship
, director of undergraduate programs and faculty member in the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, has been selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. See article in Inside BU
Graduate School ceremony is a family affair
Nicole Rouhana, PhD '11 and son Ziyad will both receive degrees at the Graduate School ceremony. Nicole is getting a doctorate in rural nursing; Ziyad is getting a master's in engineering. Read more
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A ‘role model’ for Decker School of Nursing students . . .
The family-like environment at the Decker School of Nursing has played an integral role in Birant Akbay’s(below
) success at Binghamton University. . . . Read more
Four students to deliver Commencement addresses
Nicole Rouhana, receiving her PhD in Rural Health from Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing, will speak at the Graduate Schools ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sharif Khalil will speak at the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Harpur College ceremony, Yann Ilboudo will speak at the professional schools ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and Nathan Satin will speak at the 3:30 p.m. Sunday Harpur College ceremony. Read more
Decker School joins other departments across campus for a day at the Oakdale Mall
Binghamton University held its second annual “Day at the Mall” event April 30 at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, sharing some of the University’s programs and talents with the Greater Binghamton community. Read more
.Click image below to check out a photo album at the Think Binghamton website on the Advocacy News page:
Decker School of Nursing 2011 Mock Disaster Drill . . .
The annual disaster drill coordinated by Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing students, faculty and staff was held Thursday, April 28, in the University Events Center. Read press release.
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Birthing simulator to help Decker students . . .
A new birthing simulator (pictured below) will soon give Decker School of Nursing students an experience similar to a hospital delivery room.. . . Read more.
Decker School NSA students (below) teamed up with volunteers from the American Cancer Society, Lourdes and UHS Hospitals
at recent Cancer v. Coaches basketball games on campus. Read more . . .
Decker School Dean Joyce Ferrario takes her cardigan Welsh corgi to Westminster.
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Decker School professor and students travel to Dominican Republic on nursing mission
Professor Laura Terriquez- Kasey travels annually to the Dominican Republic taking nursing students along to enlighten them regarding health care systems and practices outside of the United States, as well as to expose students to community health nursing that serves local people living in extreme poverty. The nursing mission team provides desperately needed basic health care and medical supplies to those for whom no other means is available. Click here to view a slide show of photographs taken when the group went to the DR in summer 2010.
Visiting Nurse Service Honors Decker School Alums
Decker School of Nursing alumni Yvan Fortunat '08 and Diana Motti '09 were among eighteen honored in September by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) for completing a nine-month home health care nursing internship designed especially for new nurse graduates. Read more.
Memory Clinic Opens on Campus
Binghamton University is helping to reach out to elder community members and their families, thanks to the recent opening of the Memory Clinic on campus. The clinic, coordinated through the Decker School of Nursing’s Elder Services Center, offers geriatric assessments, consultations and case management services for local residents. The clinic is located in Room 337 of the Academic B building and operates every other Thursday evening. Read more.
BU nursing students conduct annual disaster drill (2010) . . .
BU expands nursing program to meet local demand . . .
While many industries have seen a decline in recent years, there's one that's projected to have substantial growth well into the next decade. The demand for nurses has been on the rise nationwide. YNN's Janelle Burrell tells about two new programs at Binghamton University that are aimed at curbing the shortage. Click to view.
Decker instructor volunteers in Haiti
Karen Feltham is still struck by the scenes she observed while volunteering in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in early March . . . Read more.
Three entrepreneurship projects to receive funding
Carolyn Pierce, assistant professor in the Decker School of Nursing, will create a class focused on complexity science as a tool to develop innovative health-care provider roles . . . Read more.
Decker professors with interdisciplinary team receive faculty development project funding to continue tobacco use research
DSON Professors Geraldine Britton and Gary James, along with Sean McKitrick and Steven Lynn, received $43,575 to continue Binghamton's Interdisciplinary Tobacco Research Use Program (ITURP) from the University's recently launched Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund. Decker Clinical Faculty Joyce Rhodes-Keefe and Lori Sprague have also been involved in the project. PhD students Rosemary Collier and Tina Abbate were contributing writers on the grant proposal. Collier and FNP Grad Student, Taffae Cadeau, have worked with ITURP since junior undergrad nursing students. . . . Read Inside BU article. Click here to view the ITURP Project Proposal.