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Category: Nursing

HHS Parkinson disease research extends to patients and their families

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Written by: Tim Brouk Parkinson disease affects millions of Americans, yet there is still much mystery behind the debilitating and incurable disease. Symptoms and progression of the disease are highly variable from person to person. While we often talk of curing Parkinson disease, it is critical to consider how to improve quality of life for […]

Purdue HHS health expert encourages vaccines, warns against COVID-19 pandemic fatigue

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccination rates rise and case numbers fall, many Hoosiers are experiencing high levels of optimism — one full year after Indiana’s initial shutdown. However, that optimism must come with caution, according to Purdue University associate professor of nursing Libby Richards.

Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson (1914-2001)

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

School of NursingWritten by: Angie KlinkPhotos provided by Purdue Archives. Helen R. Snyder Johnson decided from age six, when she broke her leg and had to have surgery that prompted a stay in the hospital, she wanted to be a nurse. Today, students become nurses at Purdue University because Johnson never changed her mind. Her […]

Three Siblings’ Call to Nursing

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By 2030, Indiana alone will need 75,300 regis­tered nurses. Three siblings, all Boilermakers, are doing their part to answer the call.

Honoring African American Nurses During Black History Month

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

When individuals think of nursing history, they typically envision nursing leaders such as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton and Dorothea Dix. Reverence to these founding mothers of modern nursing is important; however, we must also not forget the contributions of our African American mothers of nursing who greatly influenced the profession.

Clara Bell, Purdue Nursing faculty - 150 Years of Giant Leaps in Nursing

Clara E. Bell was a trailblazing African American professor of nursing

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Written by Angie Klink. Clara E. Bell forged a personal footpath that developed her empathy for the complexities that faced Purdue University’s black students and her black colleagues. She shined a spotlight on the distinct needs of minority nursing students, minority faculty, and what is today Purdue’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion.  Born February 9, 1934, […]

Monon Health Clinic operated in partnership with Purdue University School of Nursing

Monon Family Health Clinic celebrates one year in new facility

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Monon Family Health Clinic, in partnership with Purdue School of Nursing, is celebrating one year of serving this rural Indiana community in its new facility.

children in a classroom

Have a great year with these 5 back-to-school tips from the School of Nursing

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Here are some great tips for parents to make the transition from summer to the school year easy for them and their children.

Caroline Gerughy at NASA Ames Research Center

Purdue Nursing alumna works at NASA as occupational health nurse practitioner

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Caroline Mullen Gerughty, a Purdue School of Nursing alumna, took small steps during her career that led to a giant leap to NASA Ames Research Center.

Purdue School of Nursing has doubled the number of students in recent years

Purdue School of Nursing responds to demand for registered nurses

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Purdue School of Nursing has 800 undergraduate nursing students. The school has responded to increased demand for nurses by doubling the number of graduates since last year.

spring 2019 commencement at Purdue University

Top Health and Human Sciences students to be recognized during 2019 commencement

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Four students from the College of Health and Human Sciences are among the highest achieving students recognized during Spring 2019 commencement.

Pamela Karagory, associate professor in Nursing, wins Murphy Award for excellence in teaching

Nursing professor receives prestigious teaching award

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Pamela Karagory, associate professor in Purdue School of Nursing, wins Murphy Award for excellence in teaching

uncovering dementia - research at Purdue University

Uncovering Dementia

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds, according to the World Health Organization. Chances are you know someone whose life is touched by dementia, which is overwhelming physically, psychologically and economically for those who have it and also for their families and caregivers. For decades, Purdue University researchers within the College of […]

Gerontology - the study and care of aging and older adults

Gerontology researcher in School of Nursing offers winter safety tips

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Purdue Nursing assistant professor Priscilla Ding, who has a clinical background focusing on gerontology – or the study and care of aging and older adults – provides several winter safety tips for older adults.

Nursing alumna awarded Riley Hospital for Children Palliative Care Nurse of the Year

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Amy Haskamp, a 1996 graduate of Purdue University School of Nursing, was practicing palliative care long before she knew the meaning of the word. “I watched a lot of kids not live well and not die well, and I knew there had to be a better way.” — Amy Haskamp (Purdue School of Nursing ’96), palliative […]

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