of the Week is Kayla
Miller, a critical care nurse from Dayton, Ohio who performed CPR
on victims of the shooting that occurred early on the morning of August 4.
Miller was fleeing the Ned Peppers Bar after hearing gunfire ringing out when
she spotted victims who had been shot. Putting her own life in danger, Miller
stopped to perform CPR on the wounded victims on the sidewalk.
Miller was at the Ned Peppers Bar celebrating a friend’s 25th
birthday. As she was attempting to flee the scene for her own safety, she felt
compelled to stop and help in any way she could. According to Miller, chaos
ensued after hundreds of people in the area heard the shots.
Miller tells NBC’s TODAY, “I look down the sidewalk and see just a row of bodies. People shot, some alive, some not. I’m grateful to be able to be alive and talk to my family and friends and tell them I’m OK, but my heart breaks for these families.”
Nine people were killed in the shooting and 27 were injured
after a 24-year-old opened fire outside the Ned Peppers Bar in the city’s
popular Oregon district just after one o’clock in the morning. It was the
second mass shooting in the United States in less than 24 hours, following a
shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas the day before that left 20 people
To learn more
about Kayla Miller, a critical care nurse who performed CPR on victims
of the Dayton, Ohio shooting on August 4, visit here.
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Clinic will unveil a new home for their dental, medical, and nursing students this Spring — the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. The new space is part of the Health Education Campus where the hospital and university can enhance their collaborative efforts for students, such as shared courses and health programs.
The four-story, 477,000-square-foot building will open to 2,200 students from the CWRU dental, nursing, and medical schools, including students from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Students from the university’s social work school will also come to the pavilion for shared coursework.
One of the most striking features of the new Samson Pavilion is the 80-foot high, 27,000-square-foot central courtyard. The Pavilion will also feature cutting-edge technology including two distinct digital anatomy programs, simulation programs for flight nursing and ultrasound training, and a large LED wireless touch screen in the classrooms, which allows students to participate in video conferences from around the world. The new space encourages interaction and allows students to relax and study in a shared space on the first floor.
Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder tells News5Cleveland.com, “We know that team-based care is best for patients and providers alike, yet universities have continued to prepare students largely apart from one another. Thanks to the extraordinary support of the Samsons, our original donors from the Mt. Sinai Health Care and Cleveland foundations, and so many others, students now will learn together in a truly inspiring structure.”
To learn more about the newly unveiled Samson Pavilion from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, visit here.
The University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College have joined forces to provide a new bachelor of science in nursing degree, in order to help meet the four-year credential requirement that more and more health care employers are mandating.
The new degree program is designed for students to start their coursework at the University of Dayton in their first year. In the second and third years, students are dually enrolled at Dayton and Sinclair, balancing nursing courses and clinical rotations. At the end of the third year, students will complete their ASN from Sinclair, before moving on to year four at Dayton to complete their BSN. Additionally, after gaining their ASNs, students will be allowed to work as licensed registered nurses through the National Council Licensure Examination.
“The bachelor of science in nursing offers students an affordable pathway to a high-quality degree,” said UD School of Education and Health Sciences Dean Kevin Kelly. “The program draws on the strengths of both institutions, including UD’s Marianist tradition of educating the whole person and Sinclair’s long and excellent reputation in nursing education, and helps meet a critical workforce need in the Dayton community.”
As the nursing shortage continues, more degree program options like the one designed by the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College are crucial. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a 15 percent job growth for registered nurses through at least 2026. With RNs needed in hospitals, extended care facilities, schools, and other organizations, it is critical to increase more education and certification options for those planning to become nurses.
“Employers in our region appreciate the caliber of the Sinclair nursing graduate, but also place value on registered nurses having a BSN degree,” said Rena Shuchat, Sinclair College Health Sciences dean. “Sinclair and UD have a long-standing partnership and this is another example of two great institutions partnering to provide our region with high-quality nurses with an advanced degree.”
This program is especially helpful for those wanting to pursue a BSN but concerned about costs. Sinclair tuition costs are locked in for years 2 and 3 of the program, and students are locked into a transparent net-tuition plan through the University of Dayton for years 1 and 4. Beyond the financial benefits, students will be able to seek academic help from faculty at both schools. These BSN candidates will also be working alongside UD and Sinclair students in other health science degree programs, providing them with a well-rounded education that will assist them as they begin their RN careers.
For more information on this new degree program, visit the University of Dayton’s website.
Kent State College of Nursing associate dean for undergraduate programs, Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, has been appointed to the newly redesigned Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative (NEONI) Advisory Board. NEONI is a workforce initiative under The Center for Health Affairs and the only group in the US which identifies and addresses healthcare issues and initiatives through collaborative efforts between academic and professional partners.
Motter tells Kent.edu, “NEONI allows healthcare professionals and educators to make a connection in the same room while using the same terminology to address challenges. With the endless changes occurring in healthcare, it is important for us to be in contact with healthcare and community agencies so that we can continue to educate graduates who are ready to practice.”
Kent State is the largest College of Nursing in northeast Ohio, graduating more than 44% of the practicing nurses in the area, according to Kent.edu. Dr. Motter felt it was important for the university to have a voice within NEONI and to lead discussions about the challenges that the nursing profession faces, as well as be a part of the solution process.
NEONI consists of three subgroups: the Issues Workgroup, the Initiatives Workgroup, and the Communication and Engagement Workgroup. Each workgroup is co-chaired by an Advisory Board member and a member from the general membership.
The Kent State College of Nursing and NEONI are proud to work together to identify and address healthcare issues that impact local communities. To learn more about Dr. Motter’s appointment to the NEONI Advisory Board, visit here.
After launching a 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in January 2017 in partnership with Orbis Education, Xavier University recently celebrated the pinning of the first cohort of program graduates.
The ABSN program addresses the current and future nursing shortage in both the state of Ohio and nationwide. Offering college graduates with non-nursing degrees the opportunity to start a nursing career, the program delivers high-quality, clinically intensive nursing education in a short amount of time through online learning, simulation lab practicals, and clinical rotations in the greater Cincinnati area.
Dr. Lisa Long, associate director of nursing, online and hybrid program at Xavier University, tells PRNewswire.com, “We offer experienced and credentialed faculty and state-of-the-art labs and simulation experiences to our students. We put all of that, as well as an emphasis on Xavier’s Jesuit, Catholic mission of care for the person, into a package that prepares students for a successful transition into nursing.”
The ABSN program was developed in partnership with Orbis Education, a leading provider of pre-licensure healthcare programs for universities. Orbis funded the development of a high-tech learning facility which includes meeting rooms and simulation labs featuring high-fidelity manikins.
To learn more about the partnership between Orbis Education and Xavier University to create an accelerated BSN program, visit here.