UMKC Health Sciences Librarians Win Video Contest

UMKCLibraries-300x240Challenged to spread the word about how health sciences librarians make a difference, Sue Sykes-Berry and Kristy Steigerwalt received first place for their winning entry in the Wolters Kluwer Health Video contest.

Wolters Kluwer is global information services and publishing company whose products include the OvidMD database. Video entries were judged by a panel comprised of clinicians, librarians and publishers who reviewed the videos on the basis of creativity and originality, quality and content of the message. The winning entry received a $5,000 cash prize.

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ATI TEAS dates for 2014 now available

Below are the available dates and times for the TEAS test being given at the UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies. To sign up, please visit http://sonhs.umkc.edu/undergraduate-degrees/teas.asp and follow the steps there.

Tuesday, January 7th, 1:00 p.m., room 3309ATI
Friday, January 24th, 9:00 a.m., room 3309
Monday, February 3rd, 1:30 p.m., room 3309|
Thursday, February 20th, 9:00 a.m., room 3309
Wednesday, February26th, 9:00 a.m., room 3309
Tuesday, March 4th, 1:00 p.m., room 3309
Monday, March 10th, 8:30 a.m., room 3309

Retake Dates (for retakes ONLY)
Wednesday, March 12th, 9:00 a.m., room 3309
Tuesday, March 18th: 9:00 a.m., room 3309

Ideally you will bring nothing with you. Paper and pencils will be supplied. You may not take calculators, all books and back packs and cell phones will need to be left at the front of the room (we are not responsible for lost articles). Please remember that this is a 4 hour test, those showing up AFTER the designated start time will not be allowed to test.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN N101 (Introduction to Nursing) at the UMKC School of Nursing will be required to bring a check, money order, or cash in the amount of $80 to pay for the testing fee. This fee is waived for students who have taken N101 as it was assessed as part of their course fees.

School of Nursing and Health Studies Wins $930K Grant

Know what SBIRT is? You will, soon enough. It will probably be part of your annual checkup in the near future.

SBIRT is Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for alcohol and drug use. The University of Missouri-Kansas City won a $934,223 federal grant to develop SBIRT training into its curriculum for health professional students in its School of Nursing and Health Studies and School of Social Work.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, funder of the grant, wants to increase SBIRT throughout the healthcare system.

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2013 School of Nursing & Health Studies Faculty/Staff Awards

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Staff Awards:

School Collaboration Award: Matt Gardner
This award honors staff members who recognize that their success contributes to the success of others and who accepts accountability for their performance.

Education First Award: Emily VanArsdale
This award honors staff members whose actions recognize that students are integral to the mission of the School and who create and encourage the desire to learn.

Faculty Awards:

Outstanding Scholar Award: Margaret Brommelsiek
This award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the School through achievements in scholarly activities, bringing regional, national or international recognition to the school.

Outstanding Educator Award: Melissa Smith
This award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the educational mission of the School and who demonstrate excellence in supporting and mentoring others.

Dean’s Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards:

Dean’s Distinguished Staff Award: Jennifer Lyles
This award honors staff members who serve as leaders by exhibiting a strong work ethic as well as a commitment to our community, our students’ welfare and to the future of the School.

Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award: Janis Ellis-Claypool
This award honors faculty members who serve as leaders in providing oversight of the School’s academic programs and who enhance a positive work environment.

SoNHS & Truman Medical Center Launch New Anesthesia Doctoral Degree Program

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies and Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia launched a new doctoral degree program.

Graduates will receive a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from UMKC. The new program is 36 months and accepts about 15 students per year.

The first students, class of 2016, recently started the new program. They will maintain dual enrollment in the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies and the Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia during 73 credit hours of nurse anesthesia education and more than 1,600 clinical anesthesia hours averaging 900 anesthetics in the operating room, labor and delivery unit, gastroenterology lab and cardiology. The Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia also operates a high-fidelity simulation lab which students use throughout the entire curriculum. Students also attend specialty clinical anesthesia rotations at seven other hospitals throughout Missouri.

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2013 Clinical Recognition Ceremony

Please join the BSN Accelerated Class of 2015 and the BSN Pre-Licensure Class of 2016 for a celebration in honoring their entry into the clinical portion of the nursing program. This special ceremony is recognition of the Classes of 2015 and 2016 on their accomplishments on their journey to a professional nursing career.  Please RSVP to Major Hatch if you will be attending and the number of guest (space is limited please no more than 5 guest) at 816-235-1700 or via email at hatchm@umkc.edu .  All students attending are to be at Student Union at 4:15pm sharp for lineup and appropriate dress for this event is dress clothes, white lab coat, and your name badge.

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies
BSN Accelerated Class of 2015 and the BSN Pre-Licensure Class of 2016 Clinical Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
5:00pm Program and Ceremony
6:00pm Light Reception

UMKC Student Union
5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110

We look forward to seeing you there on September 25th!

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SoNHS holds 9th Annual Clinical Jump Start for incoming students

The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies held its 9th Annual Clinical Jump Start for students on Monday, August 12 at the Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill campus. All new and returning students in the school’s accelerated and pre-licensure nursing programs are required to attend to prepare for the clinical phase of the nursing education program. Over the course of the day-long orientation program, the nursing students became CPR certified, had photo IDs made, received immunizations and were tested for tuberculosis, all of which must be done before entering the clinical phase of their education. Health care vendors were also on hand to share information with students about their products and services.

Check out the Clinical Jump Start photo gallery on the UMKC School of Nursing’s Facebook page.

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Note: You do not need a Facebook account to access these photos.

UMKC Increases Innovative Team Approach in Health Education

Published on August 15, 2013

Grant funds collaborative care with Schools of Nursing and Health Studies, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Social Work

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, in collaboration with the Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Social Work, has received a three-year federal grant of $722,208 to fund the creation an interprofessional collaboration model at a Kansas City area health clinic.

The purpose of the grant is to improve interpersonal communication and ethical decision making in caring for medically underserved persons with multiple chronic conditions at Kansas City CARE Clinic, formerly Kansas City Free Health Clinic. Clinical teams will be made of faculty and students from UMKC’s Schools of Nursing and Health Studies, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Social Work and clinical staff at Kansas City CARE Clinic. The grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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