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The purpose of the baccalaureate program in nursing is to prepare students to be professional nurses in a Christian academic environment with the values, core competencies, core knowledge, and role development essential for leadership and service for the nursing profession. The nursing major builds on a solid foundation in the liberal arts. The program includes study in the natural, behavioral, and social sciences, as well as, the humanities and nursing sciences.

Mission: Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Graduates will be prepared to provide care in and across all environments as a generalist nurse. An educational foundation in the university setting provides the distinguishing cornerstone for the study and practice of professional nursing and prepares the graduate for lifelong learning and graduate level study.

The Pfeiffer Health Fair was a huge success today!  The senior Nursing students in Dr. Dana Martin’s Community Health Nu...
02/13/2020

The Pfeiffer Health Fair was a huge success today! The senior Nursing students in Dr. Dana Martin’s Community Health Nursing course provided health education to many students, faculty, and staff. They all did an amazing job, and we received excellent feedback from the participants. Thank you to all who supported us!

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02/12/2020

Pfeiffer University Nursing's cover photo

In honor of the World Health Organization’s designation of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the senior Nursing...
02/12/2020

In honor of the World Health Organization’s designation of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the senior Nursing students in Dr. Rachel Cozort’s Leadership in Nursing course were filmed describing their philosophies of Nursing and calling to the profession. This experience was a collaboration between the Nursing Department and the Communications Department at Pfeiffer. Special thanks to Dr. Shaun Cashman for filming the students!

Our Junior Nursing Students have completed their second week of Clinical in Adult Health and Mental Health. We are fortu...
02/11/2020

Our Junior Nursing Students have completed their second week of Clinical in Adult Health and Mental Health. We are fortunate that the students have some great clinical sites for Adult Health including Atrium Health Mercy Charlotte. Also, the students learned about Mental Health at various sites including Atrium Health Stanly Albemarle’s Behavioral Health Unit, Atrium Health Mercy Horizons Substance Abuse Unit; and GHA Autism Supports Carolina Farms which is a program in Albemarle that is designed to enable individuals from the autistic population to realize a dream of living and working in a farming environment. The Juniors have had a great start to their clinical experiences!!!

Monday, in Dr. Dana Martin’s Synthesis for Nursing Practice course, the seniors reviewed maternal/newborn nursing materi...
02/04/2020

Monday, in Dr. Dana Martin’s Synthesis for Nursing Practice course, the seniors reviewed maternal/newborn nursing material. They later applied the review information in a game that required creativity and some outside activity on an incredibly beautiful day in February! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

Dr.Martha Bramlett and Brittney Washington from our admissions department spent today recruiting at the Atrium Health Pi...
02/01/2020

Dr.Martha Bramlett and Brittney Washington from our admissions department spent today recruiting at the Atrium Health Pineville college fair. #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

It was an exciting day for the junior nursing students!  They oriented with Professor Caitlin Lofton and Dr. Susan Furr ...
01/31/2020

It was an exciting day for the junior nursing students! They oriented with Professor Caitlin Lofton and Dr. Susan Furr at Atrium Health Mercy where they will be in clinicals for their Adult Health I and Mental Health Nursing courses! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

Pfeiffer University Nursing Club
01/30/2020

Pfeiffer University Nursing Club

We would like to recognize Maddison Carter, Kareem Harrison, Loren Smith, Sydney Gray, and Lauren Bolton for representing the Pfeiffer Nursing Club at Preview Day this past Saturday. Dr. Martha Bramlett was also present to meet with our future nursing students! We would like to say a special thank you to Timothy Cahoon for taking the picture, as well! We appreciate your service to the Nursing Club and to Pfeiffer University! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

Tuesday, in Dr. Dana Martin’s Community Health Nursing course, the senior nursing students explored transcultural nursin...
01/29/2020

Tuesday, in Dr. Dana Martin’s Community Health Nursing course, the senior nursing students explored transcultural nursing as it relates to population health. They focused on the characteristics and culture, health problems, and health beliefs/practices of specific populations. Cultural competence and cultural relativism are important concepts for nurses to develop because they provide care to diverse populations. #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

Today, the junior nursing students participated in simulation led by Professor Caitlin Lofton and Professor Kristy Schma...
01/28/2020

Today, the junior nursing students participated in simulation led by Professor Caitlin Lofton and Professor Kristy Schmaldinst. The students did a great job applying what they have learned in class! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

Dr. Susan Furr attended the North Carolina Nurses Association’s 2020 Annual Psych Retreat on Friday 1/24 and Saturday 1/...
01/26/2020

Dr. Susan Furr attended the North Carolina Nurses Association’s 2020 Annual Psych Retreat on Friday 1/24 and Saturday 1/25. The retreat provided the participants with the most current information in a variety of topics such as pharmacology, human trafficking, violence in the workplace, and addiction. Dr. Furr will be able to present this information to the students during their class in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing this semester.

Florence Nightingale wrote, “I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actio...
01/19/2020

Florence Nightingale wrote, “I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.” Today, the Pfeiffer Nursing department performed actions that will bring positive and healthy results to the community. Senior nursing students, Mara Beck and Avery Wright, together with faculty member, Dr. Dana Martin, participated in a service opportunity with Seed and Harvest. Seed and Harvest is a non-profit organization that provides fresh produce, cooking demonstrations, and health education to the local community. Mara and Avery did an excellent job teaching the participants about hypertension and diabetes. Mara, Avery, and Dr. Martin also checked blood pressures and provided individual health education at the event. Pfeiffer Nursing believes in going #beyondboundaries to improve the health of the community!

Pfeiffer’s Nursing faculty spent the day immersed in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Faculty Me...
01/10/2020

Pfeiffer’s Nursing faculty spent the day immersed in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Faculty Meeting today. We are excited to provide them with important feedback.

Professor Kristy Schmaldinst, Dr. Dana Martin, and Mrs. Cheyenne Little decorated cookies with the Nursing Living Learni...
12/24/2019

Professor Kristy Schmaldinst, Dr. Dana Martin, and Mrs. Cheyenne Little decorated cookies with the Nursing Living Learning Community and others the week before exams! It was a creative and fun way to relieve stress!

In the last week of Fall classes, the senior Nursing students participated in simulation exercises led by Professor Cait...
12/20/2019

In the last week of Fall classes, the senior Nursing students participated in simulation exercises led by Professor Caitlin Lofton, Dr. Susan Furr, and Dr. Dana Martin. The faculty started with a pre-briefing lesson; then, each student performed his/her simulated situation individually, followed by individual debriefing, and ending with group debriefing. The students did an excellent job! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing

The week before exams, the junior Nursing students had fun playing final exam review games in Professor Kristy Schmaldin...
12/19/2019

The week before exams, the junior Nursing students had fun playing final exam review games in Professor Kristy Schmaldinst’s Foundations course, Dr. Susan Furr’s Therapeutic Communication and Health Assessment courses, and Dr. Dana Martin’s Pharmacology course! The juniors were very competitive and engaged during the review games. The Nursing Department faculty make learning fun! 😁

On 12/3/19, the senior Nursing students in Dr. Rachel Cozort’s Nursing Research course, presented their research finding...
12/15/2019

On 12/3/19, the senior Nursing students in Dr. Rachel Cozort’s Nursing Research course, presented their research findings at Atrium Health Stanly. Our Nursing students are prepared upon graduation to participate in research studies that will impact their practice. #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries

Today we were so happy to see one of our graduates, Katie Beecher, RN who graduated May 2019. She came by to speak to th...
11/27/2019

Today we were so happy to see one of our graduates, Katie Beecher, RN who graduated May 2019. She came by to speak to the seniors in Dr. Cozort’s class! Currently, she works in the Emergency Department at Atrium Health Union in Monroe. We are so proud of her!!

The concepts of communication are based on strategies and behaviors that can be observed and studied from illustrations ...
11/26/2019

The concepts of communication are based on strategies and behaviors that can be observed and studied from illustrations that film and media provide. The students in Dr. Furr’s Therapeutic Communication class chose a film and analyzed family dynamics, communication styles, roles, and community dynamics and presented their findings to their peers. The students did an excellent job!!!

It was exciting to see our students on the North Carolina Nurses Association’s Instagram page...and this was not the fir...
11/26/2019

It was exciting to see our students on the North Carolina Nurses Association’s Instagram page...and this was not the first time!

Today in Dr. Susan Furr’s class, the junior Nursing students played Health Assessment Tic-Tac-Toe and Bingo!  It was a f...
11/25/2019

Today in Dr. Susan Furr’s class, the junior Nursing students played Health Assessment Tic-Tac-Toe and Bingo! It was a fun day of review from the semester!

The junior Nursing students recently completed presentations regarding developmental information across the lifespan, co...
11/24/2019

The junior Nursing students recently completed presentations regarding developmental information across the lifespan, complementary and alternative modalities used for pain relief, or cultural health practices from across the globe in Professor Kristy Schmaldinst’s Fundamentals of Nursing course. They all did an excellent job!

Friday was a fantastic day of learning for the junior Nursing students!  Professor Kristy Schmaldinst, Professor Caitlin...
11/23/2019

Friday was a fantastic day of learning for the junior Nursing students! Professor Kristy Schmaldinst, Professor Caitlin Lofton, Dr. Susan Furr, and Dr. Dana Martin led a faculty-developed simulation that helped the students cultivate critical thinking and clinical judgement skills. The faculty also witnessed other positive outcomes from the simulation experience like teamwork, collaboration, delegation, and caring. We are very proud of our junior Nursing students! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries

Tuesday in Dr. Rachel Cozort’s Nursing Research course, the senior Nursing students presented their research posters on ...
11/23/2019

Tuesday in Dr. Rachel Cozort’s Nursing Research course, the senior Nursing students presented their research posters on the Misenheimer campus. We are so proud of their excellent work!

Last week in Professor Kristy Schmaldinst’s Fundamentals course, the junior Nursing students worked together in teams to...
11/22/2019

Last week in Professor Kristy Schmaldinst’s Fundamentals course, the junior Nursing students worked together in teams to complete an unfolding case study related to sleep and rest. They had to apply their knowledge of medications, treatments, diagnostic studies, and more to the scenario.

Dr. Rachel Cozort has been hard at work recruiting for our RN to BSN program. Last Tuesday, she attended a college fair ...
11/22/2019

Dr. Rachel Cozort has been hard at work recruiting for our RN to BSN program. Last Tuesday, she attended a college fair at Catawba Valley Medical Center with Jaclyn Davis, one of our admissions counselors. Last Thursday, she also attended a college fair at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby. We appreciate her hard work!

The Pfeiffer Nursing Department was excited to host the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Southwest Region 3rd An...
11/21/2019

The Pfeiffer Nursing Department was excited to host the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Southwest Region 3rd Annual Networking with Nurse Leaders Event last evening at our Charlotte campus. Accompanied by Dr. Martha Bramlett and Dr. Dana Martin, our upper division Nursing students were in attendance and learned a great deal from the Nurse leaders who presented. We are thankful that NCNA invited us to hold the event because of our strong faculty and student involvement in the Nursing organization. #beyondboundaries #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing

During the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC, Dr. Dana...
11/20/2019

During the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC, Dr. Dana Martin also presented her poster entitled, "Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals in Undergraduate Nursing Education." She described how she incorporates the Sustainable Goals into her Community Health Nursing Course, and her educational intervention created a lot of discussion with other nursing faculty across the country and globe. #beyondboundaries #pfeiffernursing #pfeifferuniversitynursing

Professor Caitlin Lofton, Dr. Susan Furr, and Dr. Dana Martin were honored to present “Using Simulation to Combine Menta...
11/19/2019

Professor Caitlin Lofton, Dr. Susan Furr, and Dr. Dana Martin were honored to present “Using Simulation to Combine Mental Health and Adult Health in an Unfolding Case Study” today at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC. The presentation generated great discussion about collaboration in simulation practices. #beyondboundaries #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing

We are pleased to announce that Kristina Everhart, one of our senior Nursing students, presented her research entitled “...
11/14/2019

We are pleased to announce that Kristina Everhart, one of our senior Nursing students, presented her research entitled “Effect of Orange Aromatherapy on Anxiety of Students, Faculty, and Staff in an Academic Setting” at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Gamma Iota Chapter Fall Research Showcase in Charlotte Tuesday evening and won the third place prize for her presentation. She worked with Dr. Martha Bramlett and Dr. Dana Martin on the study. This award was particularly special because Kristina was the only undergraduate BSN student presenting research at the event; all of the other presenters were graduate level nursing students from other schools. We are so proud of Kristina!
#pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries #pfeifferishome

Tuesday evening, Dr. Martha Bramlett represented the Pfeiffer University Department of Nursing at the Atrium Health Tran...
11/13/2019

Tuesday evening, Dr. Martha Bramlett represented the Pfeiffer University Department of Nursing at the Atrium Health Transition to Practice Fall Networking Event at Atrium Mercy in Charlotte, NC. It was also exciting for her to see one of our Nursing alumni, Jeremiah Nance, class of 2019, at the event!
#pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing

We are blessed to have students and faculty willing to volunteer their time to share how amazing Pfeiffer’s Nursing prog...
11/09/2019

We are blessed to have students and faculty willing to volunteer their time to share how amazing Pfeiffer’s Nursing program is at numerous events! #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries

It was another exciting day on campus...Falcon Preview Day! 🎉 A special thank you to Dr. Martha Bramlett and nursing club leaders, Tim Cahoon, Maddison Carter, Loren Smith, and Sydney Gray for representing the Nursing Department and the Nursing Club at the event!

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11/08/2019

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Congratulations to our newest inductees into the Pfeiffer University Honor Society of Nursing!

This past Tuesday, Dr. Dana Martin presented research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in...
11/07/2019

This past Tuesday, Dr. Dana Martin presented research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The round table discussion entitled, A primary Prevention Program for Faith-Based Communities, described research that she and Dr. Sherry Adams have implemented related to the Clergy Health Institute at Pfeiffer University. APHA is an organization that advocates for the health of all people through science, research, education, and health policy. #APHA2019 #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing #beyondboundaries

Today as part of the Nursing Living Learning Community and Pfeiffer Life, Cheyenne Little, Administrative Assistant for ...
11/06/2019

Today as part of the Nursing Living Learning Community and Pfeiffer Life, Cheyenne Little, Administrative Assistant for the Nursing Department, gave an excellent presentation on Professionalism in the Digital Age. It was very informative. Thank you Mrs. Little!!

Today in Dr. Furr's Therapeutic Communication class the topic was Communication and Collaboration. Teams of nurses and s...
11/05/2019

Today in Dr. Furr's Therapeutic Communication class the topic was Communication and Collaboration. Teams of nurses and student nurses are made up of individuals that vary in their comfort level and ability to speak up, listen, lead and follow. The students participated in an improvisation activity that promoted learning in all of those directions.

Wednesday, Dr. Martha Bramlett recruited potential students at the Granville Medical Center College Fair in Oxford, NC. ...
11/02/2019

Wednesday, Dr. Martha Bramlett recruited potential students at the Granville Medical Center College Fair in Oxford, NC. #beyondboundaries #pfeifferuniversitynursing

11/01/2019

Happy Halloween! 🎃

Happy Halloween from the Pfeiffer Nursing Department!  🎃  Today, we had a party for the students with lots of treats and...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the Pfeiffer Nursing Department! 🎃 Today, we had a party for the students with lots of treats and no tricks! #pfeifferuniversitynursing

Tonight, Professor Kristy Schmaldinst and Dr. Dana Martin attended a simulation alliance meeting held at Central Piedmon...
10/30/2019

Tonight, Professor Kristy Schmaldinst and Dr. Dana Martin attended a simulation alliance meeting held at Central Piedmont Community College where they learned about new trends in simulation.

Today Dr. Dana Martin attended the North Carolina Nurses Association Finance Committee meeting. It was held at NCNA head...
10/29/2019

Today Dr. Dana Martin attended the North Carolina Nurses Association Finance Committee meeting. It was held at NCNA headquarters in Raleigh, NC. This is Dr. Martin's second year serving on the committee. We are very proud of her!!!

Today, Dr. Martha Bramlett represented Pfeiffer University at the Feeding Kannapolis Hunger Event which works to provide...
10/26/2019

Today, Dr. Martha Bramlett represented Pfeiffer University at the Feeding Kannapolis Hunger Event which works to provide nutritionally dense foods and health education to the local community! The Pfeiffer Nursing Department participates in activities that positively impact the health of the community!

It was another exhilarating day for the Nursing department because the junior Nursing students engaged in their first cl...
10/26/2019

It was another exhilarating day for the Nursing department because the junior Nursing students engaged in their first clinical experience in the hospital. They performed nursing assessments, and some implemented orders for urinary catheter insertions and wound dressing changes. One group experienced a rapid response event, as well. Professor Caitlin Lofton’s clinical group is assigned at Atrium Heath University City, and Professor Kristy Schmaldinst’s clinical group is assigned at Atrium Health Pineville.
#beyondboundaries #pfeifferuniversitynursing #pfeiffernursing

This week in Dr. Rachel Cozort's Introduction to Professional Nursing course, the students presented about nursing theor...
10/25/2019

This week in Dr. Rachel Cozort's Introduction to Professional Nursing course, the students presented about nursing theorists, Jean Watson, Dorothea Orem, Imogene King, Sister Calista Roy, Hilda Peplau, and Madeleine Leininger. Nursing as a profession is strengthened when nursing knowledge is built on sound theory. Theory is a useful tool for critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision making.

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