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College of Nursing & Health News

Nov 20, 2015
Wright State nursing students are working alongside medical and pharmacy students as well as Kettering Medical Center staff in the new program designed to give students from different disciplines real-world clinical practice.
Nov 17, 2015

The Wright State University and The University of Toledo Doctor of Nursing Practice Consortium is preparing to host an accreditation sit

Nov 12, 2015
International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attracts future leaders from abroad to exchange experiences in the United States.
Nov 5, 2015
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Oct 16, 2015
Co-Investigators: Dr. Eric Hodgson, Smale Visualization Center, Miami University Oxford, Dr. Whittney Brady, Cincinnati Childrens Medical and Health Center, Dr Elaine Miller, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing
Oct 16, 2015
In the summer of 2015, Dr. John Cutcliffe discovered that his work had been cited more than 4000 times.
Oct 12, 2015
The College of Nursing and Health has launched a new bachelor's degree program for veterans and members of the Air Force, Army and Navy.
Oct 5, 2015
Wright State’s new Student Success Center features high-tech, active-learning classrooms, writing and math support labs and an outdoor rain garden that underscores the building’s environmental embrace.
Oct 2, 2015
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Wright State to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
Sep 29, 2015
Veteran nurse Misty Richmond oversees the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner concentration in the College of Nursing and Health.
Sep 23, 2015
The Presidential Debate will be held Sept. 26, 2016, at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
Sep 14, 2015

Dr. José Carlos P. Santos will present his lecture, “Family and suicidal behavior.

Sep 10, 2015
Wright State's Center for Healthy Communities works in partnership with numerous Greater Dayton organizations to improve the health of the community.
Sep 1, 2015
Dr. Sherrill Smith received the 2015 National League for Nursing Donnelly-Corcoran Nursing Education Research Grant Award
Sep 1, 2015
A flurry of construction projects, including the new Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building and the Student Success Center, gives Wright State’s Dayton Campus a new look.
Sep 1, 2015
Wright State's 2015-16 Presidential Lecture Series will focus on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Aug 31, 2015
Wright State welcomes 5,066 new students on the first day of fall semester, swelling total enrollment to 17,842, the fourth highest total in school history.
Aug 31, 2015
With the help of more than 500 campus volunteers and over 100 golf carts, 1,400 first-year students brought their belongings to Wright State during Move-In Day.
Aug 27, 2015
Move-in Day on Wright State’s Dayton Campus began at 9 a.m. Aug. 27, as 1,400 new students arrived at their new home.
Aug 27, 2015
More students are interested in living on campus at Wright State University, with the dorms expected to be nearly full when students arrive for fall semester.
Aug 24, 2015
Students, faculty and staff at Wright State's Dayton Campus will soon be able to call university police at the touch of a button.
Aug 19, 2015
Thomas Sudkamp will serve as Wright State's chief academic officer with the title provost and vice president for curriculum and instruction, and Mark Polatajko has been named chief operating officer and vice president of business and finance.
Jul 20, 2015
A board-certified family nurse practitioner, Christina Carter helps Wright State Physicians meet the growing demand for primary and preventive care.
Jun 24, 2015
Jim Gruenberg, deputy director of Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville, says disaster historians can help communities prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Jun 9, 2015
Wright State public health graduate Tami Ashbridge keeps her nursing skills sharp by volunteering at Calamityville and participating in university disaster response program.
May 27, 2015
Wright State’s National Disaster Health Consortium holds training exercises on disaster preparedness, response and recovery at Calamityville.
May 20, 2015
Wright State’s College of Nursing and Health and Premier Health will provide scholarship assistance for Premier Health nurses to earn a bachelor's degree through the university’s RN-BSN Completion program.
May 4, 2015
Wright State University honored more than 2,100 graduating students at its 81st commencement ceremony May 2.
May 2, 2015
Wright State University President David R. Hopkins urged graduates to “do good and inspire others” during the university’s commencement ceremony May 2.
Apr 27, 2015
Wright State will hold its 2015 spring commencement ceremony in the Nutter Center on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m.
Apr 3, 2015
Next fall, sharp-eyed Wright State University students may notice a change at the head of the classroom.
Apr 2, 2015
Wright State University is making its case to again represent Ohio in a presidential election event.
Feb 25, 2015
Faculty, staff and retirees can donate to 1,600 scholarships and programs during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign “RISE. You Make Us SHINE.”
Feb 9, 2015
High school and college students can learn more about careers as doctors, nurses and veterinarians during Path to Health Professions Day on Feb. 16.
Feb 5, 2015
Representatives from the University of Panama visiting Wright State to explore student and research exchange.
Jan 28, 2015
It took over a year of work with the Bureau of Consulate Affairs, but this month, finally Joy Wanderi and the University Center for International Education got their wish: the UCIE is now one of six Passport Acceptance Facilities in Dayton.
Jan 20, 2015
Wright State nursing and medical students to train with pharmacy students and Kettering Medical Center personnel in new clinical program.
Jan 7, 2015
Wright State receives 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Dec 22, 2014
Forty-five families, including 97 children, were adopted for the holidays through the university’s Holiday Gift Program.
Dec 15, 2014
Wright State honored nearly 1,200 graduating students at its Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony Dec. 13 in the Nutter Center.
Dec 13, 2014
The Wright State University Nutter Center was packed with a raucous crowd Saturday, though it was not for an athletic endeavor. It was for Fall Commencement.
Dec 8, 2014
The Wright State University Nutter Center will be packed with a raucous crowd Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. And though thousands will cross the finish line, it will not be an athletic endeavor.
Dec 4, 2014
American Association of Colleges of Nursing provides online resources highlighting key information sources about the Ebola crisis.
Dec 2, 2014
Winter weather came early this year, and it's here to stay whether we like it or not. The November blast of arctic temperatures and heavy snow gave us all a wake-up call.
Nov 14, 2014
Headlined by a visit from Selingo and his seminar, “A World Unbound: The Changing Nature of Higher Education and Internationalization,” the week’s events promote the benefits of global education.
Nov 3, 2014
Ownership of Calamityville, home to the National Center for Medical Readiness, was turned over to Wright State as expansion of Calamityville’s mission picks up speed.
Oct 28, 2014
Professor of nursing appointed chair of the Cardiovascular Team Section’s Advanced Practice Nurses Work Group for The American College of Cardiology.
Oct 27, 2014
View photos from the dazzling Rise.Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University gala at the Nutter Center.
Oct 19, 2014
Tom Hanks, co-chair of Wright State’s Rise.Shine. fundraising campaign, has a long-running love affair with the university.
Oct 16, 2014
Rise.Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University promises to expand scholarships, attract more top-flight faculty and support construction of state-of-the-art facilities.
Oct 3, 2014
A growing effort by Wright State to increase both scholarship money for travel abroad and encounters with students who have already done it is under way.
Oct 2, 2014
Wright State nursing professor Sherry Farra will lead a three-year study on the impact of virtual reality training in newborn intensive care units.
Sep 15, 2014
We’ve all seen and read the stories. Flu season is just around the corner; the mumps has returned to Ohio, a respiratory virus is hitting the Midwest hard, national coverage on Ebola has been non-stop.
Sep 15, 2014
More than 100 businesses will be on hand for the Wright State Career Fair, which is open to students and alumni on Sept. 16.
Sep 8, 2014
Wright State alumnus Jon Reichman thrives in the chaos of the ER at Miami Valley Hospital, where he also serves as coordinator of the Hazmat/WMD Program.
Sep 2, 2014
Enrollment overall — 17,356 students — has increased 1 percent at Wright State compared to the same time last year.
Aug 29, 2014
Wright State President David R. Hopkins addresses the university's efforts to create a new model of higher education for the 21st century.
Aug 28, 2014
Wright State honors faculty for excellent work in the classroom, research, community engagement, professional service and early career achievement.
Aug 25, 2014
The College of Nursing and Health’s new Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program seeks to meet demand and improve health care in region.
Aug 21, 2014
Using umbrellas, ponchos and tarps, more than 1,400 new Wright State University students moved onto campus on Aug. 21 during Wright State University's annual Move-in Day.
Aug 15, 2014
Business leaders, educators, government officials and others discussed developing initiatives in workforce development and globalization during Wright State’s annual Regional Summit.
Aug 12, 2014
College of Nursing and Health launches the National Disaster Health Consortium, a disaster preparedness training program for nurses and other professionals.
Aug 11, 2014
Annual Regional Summit is expected to draw business leaders, educators, government officials and others to the Wright State Nutter Center.
Aug 7, 2014
Nursing professor named chair of prestigious advanced practice nurses group and as one of the 25 Top Nurse Practitioner Program Professors.
Aug 5, 2014
Wright State University has launched a mobile application that enables students on the go to check their class schedule and grades, make payments and learn about campus events.
Aug 1, 2014
First-year students at Wright State are diving into “The Fault in Our Stars,” this academic year’s Common Text.
Aug 1, 2014
Boonshoft School of Medicine’s latest Public Health Grand Rounds event to focus on “Responding to Public Health Emergencies Using a One Health Approach.”
Jul 24, 2014
Rosalie Mainous, dean of the Wright State-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, has been inducted a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Jul 22, 2014
The College of Nursing and Health’s redesigned RN-to-BSN Program seeks to transform nurses into leaders.
Jun 10, 2014
Wright State creates scholarship fund for military personnel and civilian workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base who want to pursue graduate degrees.
Jun 6, 2014
In and out of foster homes throughout her life, Vicky Lindsey was her high school salutatorian and is now bound for Wright State's nursing program.
May 19, 2014
Wright State students and faculty honored for Writing Across the Curriculum achievements and teaching Wright State Core courses.
May 7, 2014
New journal shines spotlight on excellent student writing from Wright State's Integrated Writing courses.
May 5, 2014
Wright State University honored more than 2,000 graduates during its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony May 3 in the Nutter Center.
May 3, 2014
Wright State President David R. Hopkins told graduates that the value of a college degree has never been greater and urged them to change the world with their skills and passion.
Apr 28, 2014
The Class of 2014, which includes more than 2,000 students, will celebrate Commencement May 3 at the Wright State Nutter Center.
Apr 16, 2014

On November 12, 2013, in the Student Union Atrium at Wright State University, an event took place to honor our Veterans. The staff of the newly created Veteran and Military Center, together with the Office of Human Services and Education, the Office of Disability Services, and the Students Veterans Lounge honored our country’s veterans and showcased the outstanding support services that Wright State has to offer.

Apr 14, 2014
Scholars are honored with books purchased in their names for the Wright State University Libraries’ collections.
Apr 11, 2014
More than 100 poster and oral presentations by Wright State University student researchers were delivered April 11 during the annual Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities.
Mar 11, 2014
Anita Dempsey was honored with the 2014 Secretary's Award for Excellence in Nursing—RN Expanded Role Category from the Dayton VA Medical Center.
Mar 10, 2014
Wright State University’s annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign will launch with a takeoff event on March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Endeavour Room.
Feb 27, 2014
Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine's Master of Public Health Program to host a Public Health Grand Rounds event on disease outbreak on March 21.
Feb 24, 2014
Excerpt A southwest Ohio university is offering intensive training for nursing in flight and in disasters. Wright State University’s program is sanctioned by the U.S. Air Force surgeon general, so students from the nearby Air Force Institute of Technology have …
Feb 24, 2014
The Wright State College of Nursing and Health will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a symposium on “The Art and Science of Nursing,” a lecture by nursing expert Lorraine Wright and a reception on March 20.
Feb 20, 2014
Govind Bharwani, Ph.D., co-director of ergonomics and Alzheimer’s care in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and director of Nursing Ergonomics and Alzheimer’s Care at the Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio, received the American College of Health Care …
Feb 19, 2014
Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville received a donation of personal protective clothing and urban search and rescue training equipment from LION.
Jan 30, 2014
Wright State's Student Technology Assistance Center will showcase its new space for online learners when it celebrates Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Jan 17, 2014
It was dangerous. It was exciting. It was rewarding—swooping down from the sky in the battle zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to save wounded warriors.
Dec 23, 2013
We begin 2014 with a tip of the hat to the best feel-good story of 2013.
Dec 16, 2013
Wright State University honored more than 1,700 graduates during its Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony Dec. 14 in the Wright State Nutter Center.
Dec 14, 2013
Wright State University President David R. Hopkins challenged graduates at the 2013 Fall Commencement to prove themselves “mentally strong” in the future. “We want to prepare you to have not only the intellectual capabilities but the mental strength to deal …
Dec 9, 2013

Wright State graduates will celebrate their accomplishments, and those of a university that prides itself on extending the ladder of educational opportunity, during the 2013 Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Nutter Center.

Nov 19, 2013

On November 12, 2013, in the Student Union Atrium at Wright State University, an event took place to honor our Veterans.  The staf

Oct 28, 2013

Dan Kirkpatrick, a clinical instructor at the Wright State–Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, was recently elected president of the Ohio Nurses Association.

Oct 11, 2013

The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years...

Sep 23, 2013

Social and political activist Paul Loeb will give a talk on “Community Service and Change” in the Wright State Student Union on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Sep 3, 2013
Rufus Smith, a retired Brigadier General from the Ohio National Guard, takes the helm this week of the university’s medical preparedness and disaster training program.
Jul 24, 2013

People interested in working as nurse aides can now receive training in a new program offered by The Nursing Institute at Wright State University.

May 17, 2013

The Nursing Institute at Wright State University offered some fun [and educational] experiments and presentations to 34 of the 1800 students who came to Wright State University for the tournament, plus some accompanying parents.

Harriet Knowles, RN, MSN, Director of the Nursing Institute, came in wearing her original white uniform and cap.

Apr 29, 2013

Wright State University honored more than 2,000 graduates during its spring 2013 commencement ceremony April 27 in the Wright State Nutter Center.

Apr 27, 2013

Wright State University held its 77th commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 27, in the Wright State Nutter Center.

Apr 5, 2013
The Greater Dayton Area Nursing Research Committee (GDANR) held its Ninth Bi-Annual Symposium on April 5 2013, at the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Fairborn) Ohio.
Apr 3, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State University’s online Master of Nursing degree as among the best online graduate education programs in the nation.

Mar 1, 2013
Health care delivery in the United States is changing by leaps and bounds due to the rising age of our population and the high cost of hospitalization. Patients are being discharged to home much sooner after serious illnesses or complex surgical procedures. The care of these persons falls to either the family, or in most cases, to home health agencies.
Feb 5, 2013

Former Wright State social work student Rebecca Holtkamp and nursing student Karen Herzing were part of the program.

Aug 10, 2012

Alan Dine’s research career began with an internal medicine physician studying cardiac function measurement using echo, Doppler, and EKG.

Aug 1, 2012

At all levels of their education, Wright State nursing students use high-tech simulators to practice caring for patients.

Jul 1, 2012

As new dean Rosalie O’Dell Mainous steers the College of Nursing and Health, she has one simple goal in mind.

Apr 25, 2012

Forty-seven senior students and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health a health fair at Sinclair Community College.

Mar 23, 2012
Working closely with the U.S. Air Force, Wright State has developed the nation’s first master’s program focused on flight and disaster nursing.
Mar 1, 2012

Wright State blood pressure study improves treatment for elderly residents in rural Ohio.

Feb 21, 2012

Several hundred high school and college students interested in pursuing careers as doctors, nurses, veterinarians or other health professions converged...

Jul 5, 2011

Rosalie O’Dell Mainous, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, associate dean for graduate programs and research at the University of Louisville, has been named dean of Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, effective August 15.

Campus Life News

Nov 23, 2015
Wright State students raised $46,590 for Dayton Children’s Hospital during Raiderthon, Wright State's third annual dance marathon, on Nov. 21.
Nov 20, 2015
Kim Demmings became the top scorer in Wright State women's basketball history with 2,057 points during the Raiders' 92-65 victory over Lipscomb Nov. 19.
Nov 20, 2015
Thanks to donations, Wright State University's Adapted Recreation program purchased new wheelchairs for its intramural program.
Nov 12, 2015
International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attracts future leaders from abroad to exchange experiences in the United States.
Nov 12, 2015
Wright State University students, faculty and staff made "Cards 4 Kids" for ill patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Nov. 4.
Nov 9, 2015
The ambassador of India to the United States toured the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, Special Collections and Archives and the Raj Soin College of Business and gave a talk at a reception at Wright State.
Nov 6, 2015
Surgeon Matthew DiPaola will discuss "Rotator Cuff Tear: A Common but Confusing Cause of Shoulder Pain" on Nov. 17.
Nov 6, 2015
For Wright State students who use wheelchairs, having a wheelchair mechanic on campus regularly is a godsend.
Nov 5, 2015
The Wright State women’s volleyball team’s most impactful player has been on the bench for the last three years. Her name is Leah Van Beveren and she’s only 12 years old.
Nov 5, 2015
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Dean's Blog

June 15, 2015

I want to start the week sharing some great news from the College of Nursing and Health.  I’m happy to announce after considerable consideration the College of Nursing and Health has been granted additional space in the basement of University Hall.  We have been fortunate to have been given classrooms 056 and 060 and we are in the process of creating plans to utilize this space as additional lab/simulation space.  These rooms will become officially ours August 1st and I’m anxious to build a great space for our students.  This space has been given to the college in addition to the 3rd floor space we have already gained. The third floor is in the process of being painted and having carpets cleaned for a June 23rd move. Summer might be a slower time on campus for some, but not this summer for the College of Nursing and Health!

I want to congratulate Deb Ulrich for her selection by the National League of Nursing in the 2015 Class of Fellows.  Twenty two distinguished nurse educators have been selected for the ninth class of fellows for induction this coming October.  This is a very competitive application process that takes into consideration several contributions including innovative teaching and learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development; academic leadership and community partnerships.  Congratulations Dr. Ulrich, we are very proud of your accomplishments and grateful you are a part of Wright State University’s College of Nursing and Health.

The Director of the BSN program, Lake Campus position has been posted. We hope to have someone in that position before the start of school in the fall.

I also received some good news this week regarding the IDEU. I made contact with the Department of Social Work, and they have agreed to participate in the interprofessional training model at Kettering Medical Center. This project continues to grow and is developing a campus wide reputation.

To close, I want to share again the great news that the CCNE Board of Commissioners has granted full accreditation status to our baccalaureate and master degree programs.  This accreditation was granted for 10 years and is the maximum accreditation period given.  Our current accreditation is now from November 17, 2014 to June30, 2025.

Upon reflection, the students, faculty and staff give me opportunities everyday to be proud of our accomplishments at the College of Nursing and Health.  I believe that we are a great place to study and work and I know we will continue to do great things together in the future.


June 2015

The summer semester is in full swing and students, faculty and staff are back to work. We had a great spring graduation ceremony with 2 DNP graduates, 76 graduate degrees awarded, 19 RN to BSN completions and 94 undergraduates finishing this spring.  Congratulations again to all, we are very proud of our Wright State University nursing graduates!

I want to take the time to announce our newest partnership with Premier Health.  On May 7th, 2015 an agreement was signed between Premier Health and Wright State University for the purpose of furthering the education of their nursing staff in our new online RN to BSN program.  The enhanced Premier Health tuition assistance program means that a full-time employee may be eligible for an enhanced tuition assistance from Premier and then a matching Wright State University scholarship.  Part-time employees are also eligible for enhanced tuition assistance but at a reduced rate of half of what full-time employees receive.  We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to helping Premier nurses reach their educational goals.

The College of Nursing and Health is in the process of hiring graduate research assistants for summer and fall semesters.  We are very interested in hiring at least three research assistants to assist the faculty in their research--no experience necessary-- we will train you! Some things you might do in this role include data entry, literature searches, helping prepare poster presentations, and other research related activities.  The projects involve simulation, psychiatric mental health issues, and interprofessional education to name a few.  You earn a stipend and help with tuition. If you are interested in becoming a graduate assistant please contact Michelle Nkadi at the College of Nursing for more details. I also want to welcome our newest graduate assistant Melissa Meija who has started this semester and is working in the skills lab.  Melissa is a 2011 BSN Wright State graduate and she is beginning work on her graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Calamityville.jpg

Next, I want to mention we have now had three classes go through the National Disaster Health Consortium’s program out at the National Disaster Medical Readiness facility, formerly called Calamityville. I’ve included a picture here so you can see the immersion experience in action! I’m happy to announce that on May 18th we had our third and largest class of 37 participants.  I want to thank Dan Kirkpatrick, Sherry Farra and Harriet Knowles for all of their hard work and dedication to this exciting program and look forward to continued success. We will be conducting and an additional fall course October 12th through the 16th.  If interested in attending please contact Harriet Knowles for additional information. You must be a licensed professional to attend.

I’m also excited to announce the College of Nursing and Health has been granted significant additional space in University Hall on the 3rd floor.  This new space will include faculty offices, a conference room and a central location to support the research enterprise.  Walls need to be painted, carpets cleaned and furniture ordered before we can move in but we have a tentative date of the week of June 15th for a move in.  One of the best benefits of this additional space will be as faculty and staff move into the new space on the 3rd floor it will open up space on the faculty side of the first floor and no member of the faculty will have to share an office as we rearrange office assignments.  Once everyone has moved to the 3rd floor, we will work on reassigning offices on the first floor. The goal will be to have everyone moved into their new spaces before fall semester.

Change is a constant part of our lives and the biggest change in terms of faculty recently is the retirement of Dr. Donna Miles Curry and Dan Kirkpatrick.  I want to thank Donna and Dan for their service to the College of Nursing and Health and the lasting impression that they have left on the students, faculty and staff.  It is going to be hard to imagine the College of Nursing and Health without them and they will be missed. Both have plans to return after their mandatory retirement period to contribute to the mission and vision of the college using their special skill sets.  Another change in the College of Nursing and Health is that our Business Manager Steve Johnson has taken an opportunity at the University of South Florida and will be leaving us On June 19th.  We will begin our search for a suitable replacement and we wish the best to Steve and his family on their new adventure.

As always I want to that the faculty, staff and students for making the College of Nursing and Health a great place to work and learn. 

Best wishes for a great summer!

Dean Mainous

May 2015

1 May 2015

The culmination of the semester is here, finals week!  All of the hard work of students, faculty and staff for the entire semester comes down to this week.  I couldn’t be happier watching our students move through the program, each one approaching graduation and beginning or advancing their careers.  I congratulate all of our graduates as they move from students to graduates.  I know your family, friends, and the faculty and staff are proud of your achievements here at Wright State University’s College of Nursing and Health. 

Convocation ceremony will be this Friday, May 1st at 3:00pm at the Nutter Center.  After the ceremony we will have a reception for graduates and family so please plan to attend and wish your classmates good luck and farewell to the faculty.  We look forward to a great afternoon and I’m anxious to see each on you as you finish this part of the journey and begin the next.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Las Vegas on the latest thinking and strategies for promoting civility in the academic and practice environments.  In all, a group of eight from the College of Nursing attended the conference.  In attendance was myself, Associate Provost Steve Berberich, Rosemary Eustace, Cindra Holland, Beverly Bias, Maura Boesch, Nicole Loy, and student Anthony Schwaiger.  We came home with great strategies on promoting civility and we will continue to work on creating a positive environment in the College of Nursing and Health.

I would like to take the time to congratulate our faculty and students who presented their research at the Midwest Nursing Research Society conference that was held April 16th through the 19th.  Representing Wright State University were faculty members Sherry Farra PhD, Sherrill Smith PhD, Deb Ulrich PhD, Tara Konicki PhD, and Yi-Hui Lee PhD.  Additionally the following five students presented their work representing the College of Nursing and Health: Lisa Jasin DNP, Camilla Brewer, Charlene Dusing, Eva Fried and Jennifer Wiedel.  Additionally, Charlene Dusing who is in the AC-PNP program she was awarded honorable mention in the Master's student competition.  Thank you all for representing the college so well at this event.

Lastly, I want to mention we have now had our second class go through the National Disaster Health Consortium’s program out at the National Disaster Medical Readiness facility, formerly called Calamityville.  The National Disaster Health Consortium is an interprofessional disaster training program developed and offered by the College of Nursing and Health with support from the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR). The innovative program provides critical training to a broad range of health care professionals and first responders to facilitate teamwork. We were fortunate to have the nursing leadership team of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital come and visit the class while in session on Friday to see the training exercises.  We were encouraged by their positive comments and hope to work with more institutions to offer this valuable training. The last training session this spring is scheduled for May 18th through the 22nd and an additional fall course October 12th through the 16th.

Finally, I need to report I have cancelled my trip to Nepal which was scheduled to occur the last two weeks of May. There is such sadness and suffering now in Kathmandu; I can’t even imagine the devastation and heartache. Please keep the Nepalese people in your thoughts and prayers. I still hope to develop an international service-learning course in Nepal for our nursing students that want to focus on the reduction of infant mortality and have an interest in global health.

Best wishes for a peaceful, relaxing summer!

Dean Mainous