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The philosophy of Nursing Education at Oakland University is informed by insights into the empirical, aesthetic, ethical and personal knowledge that inform

Happy Mother’s Day to all the courageous and caring mothers out there! We appreciate your support every day to your fami...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the courageous and caring mothers out there! We appreciate your support every day to your families and communities.

Our Nurses Week spotlight today features a special mother-daughter duo. Lisa Moreton and her daughter work at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac together and are both OU alumni—Lisa graduated from the SON in 1985 while her daughter graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology. Her daughter currently works for Nursing Resources Pool at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland while Lisa works in the ICU, which has recently been turned into a COVID ICU due to the current outbreak. We would also like to congratulate Lisa as she recently celebrated 35 years at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland! We appreciate your work as both a nurse and mother.

Nurses Week Spotlight:The SON faculty have been adding their support during the COVID-19 outbreak in various ways:Part-t...
05/09/2020

Nurses Week Spotlight:
The SON faculty have been adding their support during the COVID-19 outbreak in various ways:

Part-time faculty, Theresa Johnson, works directly with COVID-19 patients as a Nurse Practitioner. She says her heart aches as she looks a patient in the eyes and has a conversation about what is happening inside their body. Patients have cried as they claimed they were not ready to die…and did not want to die alone. Nurses have been there for these patients during these difficult times.

In addition to working directly with patients, OU faculty have also shared their innovative initiatives to provide the nursing community and public community with additional services and support at this critical time. Dr. Kristen Munyan started “The Pragmatist Practitioner” page to help combat online misinformation. She and her colleagues use the platform to offer helpful, evidence-based information to Michiganders.

*Photo from Google

National Nurses Week Spotlight: Our future graduates have already embraced their passion for nursing! Sophomore Priscill...
05/08/2020

National Nurses Week Spotlight:
Our future graduates have already embraced their passion for nursing!

Sophomore Priscilla Dombrowski, pictured below, is currently a nursing assistant at Beaumont–Troy and works full-time on COVID-19 Unit.

Sarah Morrissey, another nursing student, is now more confident than ever that she chose the right path in nursing. She currently works in the ICU and discusses how her hospital has had to expand rapidly with the influx of patients, describing how “nearly every one of our patients is on a ventilator.” She is most concerned about the front-line staff who are providing direct care to COVID-19 patients and explains the challenges they are facing, such as how “simple tasks require extensive planning, as any interaction puts you at greater risk. As nurses, we are now the only human contact for our patients, and we try our best to provide the love and support that family and friends otherwise would. Nurses from almost every unit in the hospital are now helping care for critical patients. The result will be a level of stress and uncertainty unlike anything any of us could have imagined previously, but I am thankful that our forensic training will allow me and my fellow classmates to identify and support them.”

National Nurses Week Spotlight: OU Alumni, Angela Yee, is currently working at University of Michigan Hospital in the me...
05/07/2020

National Nurses Week Spotlight: OU Alumni, Angela Yee, is currently working at University of Michigan Hospital in the medical ICU and the COVID-19 ICU called RICU (Regional Infectious Containment Unit), where the sickest COVID-19 patients are located. She explained some of the sacrifices they are making—from volunteering countless overtime hours working in the RICU to staying at hotels or having family members stay elsewhere in fear of taking home the virus to their loved ones. Teamwork and friendship have kept her team optimistic and motivated during this time. Thank you for your work Angela, and to all the other courageous nurses keeping us safe!

Thank you nurses! #nationalnursesday
05/06/2020

Thank you nurses! #nationalnursesday

Happy national nurses day! We want to thank alumni for their compassion and dedication to their patients and profession, especially during these challenging times

#thisisou #thankyouhealthcareworkers

Happy Nurses Week, students and alumni! A letter of appreciation from Dean Didion:"Wow! Who knew that when the World Hea...
05/06/2020

Happy Nurses Week, students and alumni!

A letter of appreciation from Dean Didion:

"Wow! Who knew that when the World Health Organization (WHO) dedicated 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife just how profound, and true, that would be? If 18 years of being named the nation’s most trusted profession was not enough, nurses have risen above and donned, not capes, but tight face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves and single use gowns to take on the COVID-19 global pandemic. Or as our alumni, Alyssa Ianello noted, “The procedure to get into the room is as follows: Foam. Put on a gown. Foam. Gloves. Respirator (or mask). Eye shields. Foam (with gloves on) on your way into the room. Do what you need to do. It's hot. You're sweaty. Forget something?”

Nurses have championed this pandemic and vividly demonstrated to the world their bravery, strength, resilience, fortitude, intelligence and compassion. I could not be prouder to be a nurse, but to also watch our nursing students and alumni heroically battle the virus that has caused tragedy to so many individuals, families, and communities.

We have seen our Oakland University alumni nationally and internationally speak of the challenges and horrors of this pandemic. They have been interviewed on CNN, on local news stations, by Oprah Winfrey, and internationally in African publications. We know all nurses have made great efforts to provide the best care possible to treat those infected and to comfort those that are dying. These efforts are heart wrenching and we have watched nurses worldwide fight to tame the beastly effects of this virus.

Many of our alumni and faculty have shared their feelings and stories these past month and reminded us that nursing is much more than and job but a true calling to serve humanity. They speak of exhaustion and fear but at the end of the day they go back to the patients and families because that is who they are…… A Nurse." -Dean Didion

05/03/2020
CNN Replay

The SON is so proud to share this CNN interview featuring one of our SON alum, Btittani Hosbeke, who shared her video diary with the Washington Post. Brittani emailed Dean Didion to share the story and interview and we'd like to share it with all of you. Oakland graduates do great things!

https://www.facebook.com/CNNReplay/videos/2702532486524446/

A nurse and mother of two posted emotional videos of herself leaving a Detroit hospital after shifts spent treating coronavirus patients.

"Shock is probably one of the best ways to explain what I was feeling," Brittani Holsbeke tells Brooke Baldwin, of her videos. "We still had the fear and anxiety that not only were we exposing ourselves, but then we'd have to go home with our loved ones and potentially expose them as well."

https://cnn.it/35f39Dx

Our nursing alum are telling their stories internationally.  Here is an article printed in a Kenyon journal that was nar...
05/02/2020
US-Based Kenyan Nurse Who Contracted Covid-19 in the Line of Duty Returns to Work After Recovering | Mwakilishi.com

Our nursing alum are telling their stories internationally. Here is an article printed in a Kenyon journal that was narrated by one of our 2012 second degreeAccelerated BSN graduates, Elon Wameyo. Enjoy his story and inspiration. Have a good weekend. Dean Didion

http://www.mwakilishi.com/article/diaspora-news/2020-04-29/us-based-kenyan-nurse-who-contracted-covid-19-in-the-line-of-duty

A Kenyan nurse in the US who contracted Covid-19 in the line of duty earlier this month has returned to work after recovering from the disease. 45-year-old Elon Wameyo was infected with the virus while taking care of patients at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Wameyo says he called his do...

Oakland ranks third on list of safest college campuses in America - 2020 - OUPD - OU Magazine - News - Oakland Universit...
05/01/2020
Oakland ranks third on list of safest college campuses in America - 2020 - OUPD - OU Magazine - News - Oakland University

Oakland ranks third on list of safest college campuses in America - 2020 - OUPD - OU Magazine - News - Oakland University

Oakland University is the third-safest college campus in the nation, and the safest in Michigan, according to a new study by YourLocalSecurity.com. The rankings are based on several factors, including hate crime, property crime, violent crime and violence against women.

Oakland University School of Nursing's cover photo
04/30/2020

Oakland University School of Nursing's cover photo

04/29/2020

STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE:

I wanted to reach out and share my story a little. Thank you for listening, that means a lot.

I am one of the clinical faculty/lab instructors here at OU, but I am also an ER nurse. My home is Children's Hospital in Detroit in the ED, but COVID has not been bad at Children's at all and they're actually overstaffed so a lot of us, myself included, have been picking up in our sister adult EDs and ICUs. I primarily have been working at Sinai-Grace and Detroit Receiving in their EDs. As a former Detroit Receiving ED RN I get to work with my old coworkers again, which has been kind of nice. The patient loads are a lot at both hospitals and everyone is incredibly busy. I am so proud to be a nurse, now more than ever, because of all the support we are given by our management, but especially my coworkers. We encourage each other and are there for each other, especially when we can't see our families. It is incredibly difficult for everyone right now, but especially those seeing it first-hand. I am grateful to so many community members delivering food and sending gift baskets for the staff, it makes us feel appreciated when a lot of times as bedside nurses we do not. Cat Golden at Nine Lives Health and Nursing started a movement called Nurses Inspire Nurses and she is an absolutely incredible soul. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and has the biggest heart. She has been doing care packages for nurses around the country and I know that is helping a ton of people. I know there is a lack of PPE and we are seeing it every day, but the fact that so many people have come forward and donated homemade masks and are writing us love notes showing support on chalk outside the hospital really makes us feel like we're doing some good. The media and the public are calling us healthcare heroes, but I really don't feel like a hero. I am "just a nurse" trying to do what I can to help people. I feel like a hospice nurse every day and I've cried a lot for these people. It breaks my heart holding the phone while they video chat and say their goodbyes to their loved ones. Standing by and not being able to do anything to help hurts every fiber of my being. My advice for new grad and students is remember why you went into nursing. We're all here to help people and that's all we want to do. Don't lose sight of that and definitely rely on your coworkers and your nursing friends for support. Find a way to release your emotions; cry, do some yoga, go for a run, meditate, take a bath, drink a glass of wine, read a book, watch some Netflix, do something. Take time for yourself, don't burn yourself out, and practice self-love and self-care. It is so, so, so important to put yourself first, especially in tough times like these. I absolutely love being a nurse and I am so proud to be on the front lines helping with my nursing brothers and sisters! We are COVID strong and we will get through this.

Support nursing students through Operation Bald Eagle! This is a fun fundraising opportunity that one of our AVPs of Adv...
04/29/2020
A Video from Oakland University

Support nursing students through Operation Bald Eagle!

This is a fun fundraising opportunity that one of our AVPs of Advancement at OU, Rick Rachner, has taken on to support emergency scholarships for our dedicated nursing students. Click video link below to hear his awesome message.

You can also check out the crowdfunding page and donate by clicking this link: Operation Bald Eagle - http://isupportou.imodules.com/s/1001/fund/interior.aspx?sid=1001&gid=4&pgid=2711

Enjoy and please share on social media or with friends and family. We are super grateful that they have chosen to support nurses with this crazy special challenge! If you know Rick, please send a thank you his way. We look forward to sharing pictures of what is to come!

https://oakland.thankview.com/video/5e9de3e2cf697/jacqueline-mcintosh

Oakland University sent me this amazing personalized ThankView video.

OU SON alumna interviewed by Oprah Winfrey
04/28/2020
Amy Finnegan and Donnella James on Apple TV+

OU SON alumna interviewed by Oprah Winfrey

With COVID-19 cases surging in Detroit and New Orleans, Oprah speaks to nurses from each city about hope, fear, and how we can all help.

The School of Nursing is looking for a part time clinical simulation facilitator. If you are interested, click the link ...
04/26/2020
Clinical Nurse Simulation Facilitator, Part-Time

The School of Nursing is looking for a part time clinical simulation facilitator. If you are interested, click the link for details.

https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/18989

The Oakland University School of Nursing is seeking applications for a part time clinical nurse simulation facilitator to begin May 4, 2020. Applicants will manage under-graduate student simulation experiences. Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to, operating simulat...

Donate to support our healthcare heroes! Assisant Vice President of Advancenent, Rick Rachner, is challenging the OU com...
04/24/2020

Donate to support our healthcare heroes! Assisant Vice President of Advancenent, Rick Rachner, is challenging the OU community to raise $5,000 by April 29 at noon for the School of Nursing Scholarship which offers one-time hardship support for when emergency circumstances affect our students' ability to continue their nursing education. If the goal is reached, Rick will shave his head! Donate to Operation Bald Eagle by clicking this link now! http://isupportou.imodules.com/s/1001/fund/interior.aspx?sid=1001&gid=4&pgid=2711

Future OU School of Nursing student, Isabella Johnson is a nursing assistant at Troy Beaumont Hospital. When the 17-year...
04/23/2020
mms.tveyes.com

Future OU School of Nursing student, Isabella Johnson is a nursing assistant at Troy Beaumont Hospital. When the 17-year-old was offered a chance to go home, she decided to stay at work and join the frontlines against the virus. In the small ICU, all of the COVID-19 patients are on ventilators. Johnson was provided this opportunity from a co-op program with Henry Ford II and Utica Community Schools. Watch the full story click here http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTI3NTY0MSZNRElEPTEzMDc3NTQ1Jk1EU2VlZD0yOTI4JlR5cGU9TWVkaWE%3D

04/22/2020
Michigan CRNA COVID-19 Crisis

"I want to share a video that one of our graduates, Andrea Holowchak, MSN, CRNA, created as a tribute to the heroic work CRNAs are doing during his pandemic. This video is going viral. Anne Hranchook pointed out to me that many of our Nurse Anesthesia graduates are in this video as well. Enjoy and be proud of the fruition of your work at Oakland." - Dean Judy Didion
Click link to watch Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eQ4VL7SABk&feature=youtu.be

Troy Michigan CRNAs on the Front Line

Congratulations to Dr. Zorica Klein-Kaurec for being awarded the American Nephrology Nurses' Association Evidence-Based ...
04/17/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Zorica Klein-Kaurec for being awarded the American Nephrology Nurses' Association Evidence-Based Practice Research Grant in the amount of $12,293! Her research proposal was submitted to the American Nurses' Association (ANNA) on "The Effect of a Yoga Intervention on Physical and Psychological Outcomes in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis”

STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE:"The building and the work are somewhat familiar, just not quite like you remember. There is ...
04/13/2020

STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE:
"The building and the work are somewhat familiar, just not quite like you remember. There is a heightened awareness of everything you do and everything going on around you. There is no nursing experience autopilot. You do everything like you are doing it for the first time. It's mentally exhausting. At the end of the day, though, you feel the peace and pride that comes with the responsibility of caring for and protecting the community, your family and yourself. Then you feel like a SUPERHERO." - Jessica Shannon; Clinical Nursing Instructor; RN, BSN, CMSRN

With stay-at-home orders keeping people isolated, mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise...
04/12/2020

With stay-at-home orders keeping people isolated, mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise. While physical distancing is critical, social distancing in terms of reaching out to the vulnerable in need of forensic nursing services is not. All across the country, non-acute, medical-forensic exams are being delayed for patients of all ages. As forensic nurses, we need to continue to be able to offer necessary care and resources to those at risk and who have experienced violence or abuse. Forensic nurses on the front line may still offer services via telehealth so that patient-victims receive the necessary support and referrals for service to best meet the patient’s health and legal needs.

As April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, it is important to shed light on the individuals experiencing violence or abuse during this global pandemic. With hospitals overburdened caring for the critically ill and contagious patients, victims may be unable or unwilling to seek and receive the necessary care and services required when experiencing violence or abuse. Dr. Kelly Berishaj, forensic nurse, and director of the forensic nursing program at Oakland University states that “many FNE agencies have reported a decrease in the number of patients reporting sexual assault despite statistics that there is an increase in violence and abuse during times of crisis. Forensic nursing services are even more necessary during this time."

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Dr. Bill Smock, world renowned police surgeon, will once again be lecturing as part of the Forensic Nursing Program at OU. He will be providing a one-day session on "The Clinical Evaluation of Gun Shot Wounds: Applications for Domestic, Felony, and Officer-Involved Shootings" as well as "The Pathophysiology and Medical Evaluation of Non-Fatal Strangulations: Investigation and Prosecution of Felony Cases". This free session will be offered on Thursday October 19th from 0800-1700 and is for healthcare, law enforcement, and legal professionals. Students are also welcome :) Space is limited to the first 40 registrants and we are filling up fast!!. Please email Kelly Beria at [email protected] if interested in registering!
Dr. Bill Smock, world renowned police surgeon, will once again be lecturing as part of the Forensic Nursing Program at OU. He will be providing a one-day session on "The Clinical Evaluation of Gun Shot Wounds: Applications for Domestic, Felony, and Officer-Involved Shootings" as well as "The Pathophysiology and Medical Evaluation of Non-Fatal Strangulations: Investigation and Prosecution of Felony Cases". This free session will be offered on Thursday October 19th from 0800-1700 and is for healthcare, law enforcement, and legal professionals. Students are also welcome :) Space is limited to the first 40 registrants and we are filling up fast!!. Please email me at [email protected] if interested in registering!
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