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The Dignity and Respect Campaign visits the SNHS

IMG_6231On Friday, January 8, 2016, The Founder and CEO of the Dignity & Respect Campaign, Candi Castleberry Singleton, visited the faculty and staff of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The workshop focused on the 7 Pillars of Dignity & Respect.

Objectives included:

  • Build cultural awareness to help us appreciate differences
  • Find common ground with people who are different than themselves
  • Make a difference by working effectively with others
  • Make inclusion a part of what we do every day

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) held its first externally funded White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

On Monday, Oct. 12, to emphasize compassionate care to nursing students preparing to enter the clinical setting for the first time, 81 students were given an oath and be cloaked in a white coat to mark their entry into clinical service and prepare them to administer compassionate care to their patients. The students who participated are juniors and accelerated first-year second degree nursing students. Giving a keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony was Margaret DiCuccio, the vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Allegheny General Hospital and a member of the RMU Board of Trustees. David Lee Folk (BSN'10 & DNP '15), who leads the efforts of the "Colonials CAre" initiative, will provide the alumni address. The event took place in the International Suite of the Sewall Center. RMU received funding to support the White Coat Ceremony from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as part of a collaboration between the two organizations to promote patient-centered care among the next generation of nurses. 


Health and Wellness Expo

The second annual What's on your Plate Health and Wellness Expo was a huge success thanks to our wonderful SNHS team.  We had record breaking attendance at the event which featured over 90 Vendors and BP Screenings provided by the nursing students.  The Expo was co-sponsored by Heritage Valley Health System, Fittsburgh and RMU, and organized by senior Management major Bobby Catley.This event provided much needed screening for our community members, share health and wellness tips, AND showcased our stellar SNHS programs!  


Nursing Professor Named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Ph.D., professor of nursing at Robert Morris University, will be the first RMU faculty member selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), one of the highest achievements in the field of nursing.  

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Read about it in the Post Gazette.

Hard Hat LadiesRMU Breaks Ground on New School of Nursing Building

The 30,000-square-foot facility will include the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center, RMU’s state-of-the-art medical simulation laboratory that currently is housed in the John Jay Center with the rest of the university’s nursing programs. 

UPMC Passavant Hospital Calls on RMU To Help Improve Patient Safety

UPMC Passavant Hospital called on RMU’s Janet Barber to train two medical teams at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Barber, a registered nurse, is the operations manager and education planner for the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center at RMU. She is also a TeamSTEPPS master trainer.

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SMART Meet and Greet

Many had a great time this past Sunday at the Nursing SMART Meet n' Greet!! It was well attended with nearly 90 students from all academic levels including our 2nd degrees!!  It was so nice to see all the students mingling together, sharing stories, supporting one another and playing "bingo"!  There were several winners:)

Thanks to all that attended and everyone who pitched in and helped!!

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RMU Hosts Panel Discussion on Pittsburgh Hospitals And the Affordable Care Act

The Health Services Administration Program at Robert Morris University hosted “The Modern History of Pittsburgh Health Care and Its Future Under the Affordable Care Act,” a lecture and panel discussion at RMU’s Moon Township campus. The Health Services Administration program offers online bachelor's and master's degrees.

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