We've had many exciting developments since our last issue of Pirate Nurse Notes. It's been a busy summer and early fall here at the college!
I'm pleased to share that we have received 10 years of accreditation, the maximum granted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The outcome is a real testament to the excellence of our programs, and I'm so thankful to each and every member of our organization for their involvement. It was a true team effort to make our accreditation process such a success.
ECU awarded $2.5 million to enhance geriatric health care
To help address the pressure that a rapidly aging population will put on North Carolina's health-care system, the Health Resources and Services Administration is giving ECU a three-year $2.5 million grant through its Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.
The ECU Board of Trustees broke ground on the Health Sciences Student Center in July. The 76,000-square-foot facility will include recreation space, dining options and satellite offices for student health and career services. The building will rise in the area between the Health Sciences Building and the East Carolina Heart Institute. See the live web camera of the building site.
Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Ann Schreier wrote the second-edition Pain Management Principles and Practice. Published by Western Schools, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of pain and effective pain management.
Do you know an exceptional College of Nursing alumnus or alumna? Someone who stands out and deserves to be recognized for his or her contributions to the field of nursing? We want to hear from you. Learn more and make a nomination.