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NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

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NYIT and Turkish Partner YTU Offer Dual Master’s Degrees

Aug 08 2014

Student-Doctors Begin NYIT Osteopathic Medical Education

Sep 02 2014

Presidential and Academic Welcome Day

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Women’s Soccer vs. New Haven

Sep 05 2014

Career Services Welcome Back Breakfast

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Career Services Welcome Breakfast

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Women’s Tennis vs. Daemen

News and Updates

Round One Complete!

The NYIT Department of Nursing has completed round one of its W.A.G.E: Workforce Advancement through Geriatric Education Core Course on March 9th and 16th and Advanced Course on April 6th and 13th. This program was fully funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) at no cost to participants. The program was designed to educate and prepare geriatric care providers with the skills necessary to address the physical, psychological and cultural issues existing in geriatric care settings and was run by HRSA Grant co-directors Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., R.N. and HRSA Grant Project Coordinator Professor Laura Friedland-Stulbaum, M.S., Ph.D(c). Tobi Abrahmson, Ph.D., Director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics and faculty expert on aging, Saundra Sirmans, MSN/Ed, RN, Jennifer Lincks, MA, RN, BC-ANP, CNAT and Phyllis S. Quinlan, RN-BC, Ph.D. were among the guest speakers. A total of 35 geriatric healthcare providers attended the Core Course and 31 Registered Nurses attended the advanced course.


Senior Nurses during STD Presentation at New Cassel


 

Health Promotion & Health Education Tabling Sessions

 

On November 14, 2012, NYIT senior nursing students enrolled in a Community Health Nursing Course and held a Health Promotion and Health Education Tabling Session at Salten Hall for NYIT students. The Nursing Students performed Blood pressure screening as well as presented information on STD's, Nutrition, Breast cancer screening and Diabetes. Pamphlets on all of the topics were available as well as a targeted poster on Diabetes. Many NYIT students took advantage of this health information and screening opportunity. Professor B. Suzy Diggle-Fox was the supervising professor for this experience.

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A Message from Department of Nursing Chair Dr. Susan Neville

Dear Students:
The end of the semester is fast approaching……Exams, papers and clinical rotations are due and/ or coming to an end for this semester.
 
The last few weeks has presented many challenges to all as we move forward after the storm. Please be advised that the NYIT Center for Health and Wellness is available for you if you feel stressed and or need to talk. Your course and clinical professors have advisement and office hours should you need to make an appointment.
 
During this time of traditional Thanksgiving, please remember in your thoughts the many individuals that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. 
 
Best Wishes to you and your family.
 
Dr. Susan Neville, The Nursing Faculty & Administrative Staff.
 
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On Sunday, October 21, several NYIT Nursing students accompanied by Professor B. Suzy Diggle-Fox and Dr. Carol Caico walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach.  There were over 60,000 participants which was a record number and the largest turn out of all the states.

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NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
&
THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Nursing faculty members presented a two-hour seasonal flu and vaccination skills workshop to registered nurses from the Nassau County Department of Health and the Medical Reserve Corps, Sept. 28 in Uniondale, N.Y. The workshop supports the academic/service partnership between the Nassau County Department of Health, the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps, and NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Professions. Participants included:

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Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

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April 10, 2012

NYIT NURSES JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT U.S. VETERANS

The NYIT Department of Nursing has pledged to support First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative Joining Forces to educate America's future nurses and commit to:
  • educating America's future nurses to care for our nation's veterans, service members, and their families facing post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, and other clinical issues;
  • enriching nursing education to ensure that current and future nurses are trained in the unique clinical challenges and best practices associated with caring for military service members, veterans, and their families;
  • integrating content that addresses the unique health and wellness challenges of our nation's service members, veterans, and their families into nursing curricula;
  • sharing teaching resources and applying best practices in the care of service members, veterans, and their families;
  • growing the body of knowledge leading to improvements in health care and wellness for our service members, veterans, and their families; and
  • joining with others to further strengthen the supportive community of nurses, institutions, and health care providers dedicated to improving the health of service members, veterans, and their families.
Together with the larger healthcare community, nurse educators commit to raising the quality of care available to our nation's military and veterans in our work to prepare future generations of nurses. Read more about Joining Forces.
 
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NYIT Medical Pros & Students Participate in Training Course


NYIT hosted the Nassau County Department of Health's Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Pediatric Core Disaster Management Training Course on March 27 and April 3 in Old Westbury. More than 55 MRC members and NYIT faculty and students attended the two-day, eight-hour course, which was a successful academic service partnership between Nassau County and NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Professions. Pictured are Carol Caico (center), Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, and Susan Neville (far right), Ph.D., R.N., associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Nursing.
 
In addition, the NYIT Department of Nursing held the spring colloquium, "Augmenting Healing through Alternative Therapies," on March 15 in Old Westbury. The event, attended by nearly 300 nurses, health practitioners, and students, highlighted holistic assessment and treatment modalities with a focus on nursing research and the outcomes of holistic programs and patient care studies. View pictures of the event.
 
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CHEM 215 NOW AVAILABLE!

CHEM 215 is now available for the summer session.  Below is a listing of current available sections.  To register for a section please log on to your NYIT Connect account.  For questions regarding registration please contact the Registrar's Office.

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Nursing Students Visit United Nations

Old Westbury, NY   (January 4, 2012)  ̶  With an enlightening visit to the United Nations fresh on their minds, several NYIT nursing students say global awareness and education are crucial elements of their profession.  Read More.

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SOURCE

Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression call for entries.  Learn more.

 

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Nurses Make Strides for Breast Cancer


 
Nursing faculty members joined the NYIT Student Nurses Association to participate in the Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 16 at Jones Beach. They raised $630. Faculty members included assistant professors of nursing Maureen Cardoza, Elaine Della Vecchia, and Carol Caico.

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Important Information about the NYS Tuition Assistance Program TAP and Registration

Students who expect to receive a Tuition Assistance Award (TAP) are responsible for knowing and complying with the New York State rules that govern eligibility for the program. Visit the following link for complete information about TAP.
 
Listed below are a few very important TAP rules you should keep in mind when selecting your courses this semester.  You will jeopardize your eligibility for TAP if you fail to comply with these rules, and those found in the link above.

NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  1. Do not Repeat Courses –Courses for which credit was earned at NYIT (including  transfer credits) cannot be included as part of a student’s minimum full-time or part-time course load except in the following circumstances:The repeated course was previously failed or withdrawn 
    • (credit was not earned for the course).
    • The repeated course was passed but the grade did not satisfy the program requirement. All course specific grade requirements are printed in the NYIT catalog.
    • The course is designated as repeatable by NYIT and credit is earned each time it is completed.  
  1. Register for required courses only – Courses that do not satisfy a major, core or elective requirement in the current academic program will not be included as part of a student’s minimum full-time or part-time course load.
    • If you plan to change your major, it must be done before you register for classes.
    • If your advisor permits you to substitute one course for another, the advisor must send approval to the registrar’s office prior to you registering for the course. It is your responsibility to verify that the approval was submitted to the registrar’s office.
  1. Register for courses in your academic level –Students in an undergraduate major should register for undergraduate courses only. Exceptions to this rules are as follows:
    • If the graduate course will satisfy a major, core or elective requirement in the undergraduate academic program it can be included as part of a student’s minimum full-time or part-time course load, provided there is advisor approval and it is written on the registration form.
    • When a student has less than 12 credits remaining in the academic program a graduate level course can be included in the student’s minimum full-time load provided there is advisor approval and it is written on the registration form.
  1. Combined academic programs –Students enrolled in one of the NYIT combined programs are classified as undergraduate until they are admitted into the professional phase of the program (usually after three years). 
    • While classified as an undergraduate, only undergraduate courses can be included as part of a student’s minimum full-time or part-time course load. The exception to this is when a student has less than 12 credits remaining in the academic program. A course that is a different level can be included in the student’s minimum full-time load provided there is advisor approval and it is written on the registration form.
  1. When a student is admitted into the professional phase of a combined program, he/she is classified as a graduate student.  Graduate students are not eligible for TAP.
 
If you have any questions please contact as follows:
Nancy Borchers, nborcher@nyit.edu              
Azhar Bhatt, abhatt@nyit.edu
 
Office of the Registrar

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Working Women of Manhasset chose Dr. Neville as its 2011 Manhasset Working Woman of the Year. The award was given based on Dr. Neville's professional accomplishments, including recent publications and presentations. Read more.

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NYIT's Department of Nursing Partners with Nassau County on Vaccine Project

A partnership and sustainability education service model has been co-developed by the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) and NYIT's Department of Nursing, led by Associate Professor and Chair Susan Neville, in response to the 2009-2010 H1N1 Flu Crisis. As part of the project, NYIT's nursing faculty members -- including Maureen Cardoza, Carol Caico, Elaine Della Vecchia, Patricia Montano, and Lisa Sparacino -- held two in-service didactic and practice sessions. One of the clinics provided vaccines to NYIT students, staff members, and the neighboring community.

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  Meet Susan Neville, Ph.D., RN 

  NYIT'S Department of Nursing is thriving and so     is the woman behind it ... more

  

 

 

 

 




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Congratulations to the Nursing Class of 2011!

2011 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Meet the first graduating nursing class to graduate from our newly accreditiated nursing program by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Standing (left to right), Malaura Rosselli, Karine Nelson, Regina Vilsaint, Winola See Wing To, Rowena Mohabir, Dershawn Sibblies, Sayanna Hilaire, Lino Jacob, Junie Philitas, Tesha Bonner. Kneeling (left to right), Hero Pamnani, Lianna Jackson, Jasmine Sancho, Magarita Koutsouras, Jessica Guglielmoni, Samantha Davis.

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President Obama Nominates Nurse to be the Army Surgeon General

On May 10, 2011, President Obama nominated Major General Patricia D. Horoho, Chief of the US Army Nurse Corps, to be the 43rd Army Surgeon General. This historic nomination marks the first time a registered nurse has been nominated to head the US Army Medical Command as Surgeon General.

MG Horoho currently serves as the commander of the US Army Nurse Corps, and her distinguished career has included command at every level with positions ranging from bedside nurse, to senior clinical roles, and commander of deployable and garrison hospitals, including Walter Reed Health Care System. Additionally, in 2009, MG Horoho served as an affiliate faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University’s School of Nursing in Tacoma, WA. She has been celebrated with both military and civilian honors throughout her career, including recognition for her actions at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and as the USO’s “Woman of the Year” in 2009.

AACN congratulates MG Horoho on her nomination and applauds President Obama for recognizing the unique and outstanding leadership this nurse will bring to the US Army Medical Command. MG Horoho now awaits Senate confirmation for her simultaneous promotion to Lieutenant General and Army Surgeon General. To read more about MG Horoho, visit: http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/horoho.html.

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March 22, 2011
Important Notice regarding the Manhattan Nursing Program

As of fall 2010, admission to the Nursing program located at the Manhattan campus will be suspended. Nursing program students will still be able to complete their degree requirements on the Manhattan campus, but will need to register for classes on the Old Westbury campus starting the spring semester of their second year, see curriculum map
 
NYIT-Old Westbury, located 30-40 minutes east of New York City, is nestled among more than 100 wooded and landscaped acres—it looks and feels like a private estate. The NYIT nursing program, part of the School Health Professions, enjoys a nurturing collaborative environment with colleagues and students in the health professions—such as those in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, mental health counseling, and nutrition—as well as with NYIT’s medical school, the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM).
 
NYIT's nursing program and its challenging, robust curriculum prepares students  for a rewarding profession by offering the latest tools and technology, experienced and knowledgeable professors, and a supportive academic environment, including a state-of-the-art nursing lab and simulation center.  The Department of Nursing is dedicated to giving students the didactic and clinical education necessary to excel in professional nursing.  The four-year course of study for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing combines theory, research, and clinical practice. NYIT's clinical and community partnerships give students many opportunities to gain experience in a variety of health care settings.  Additionally, the curriculum and its emphasis on transcultural nursing prepare students to care for patients from diverse backgrounds.
 
We highly encourage interested student to attend one of our upcoming preview days, when members from the nursing department will be available to discuss the program and answer students’ questions.
 
Saturday, April 2 - Manhattan Campus, 10 a.m.
Sunday, April 3 - Old Westbury Campus, 10 a.m.
 
For more information about the upcoming preview days visit http://www.nyit.edu/admissions/events/.
 
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the nursing program at NYIT. Please e-mail us at nursing@nyit.edu or call 212-261-1731. 
 
Sincerely,
Susan Neville, PhD, RN
Chair, Nursing
 
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The 6th Annual Nursing Spring Colloquium

The Department of Nursing held its Sixth Annual Spring Colloquium on March 17, 2011, highlighting Health Literacy for Health Care Providers.  This year’s colloquium focused on the dynamics associated with Health Literacy and familiarizing health providers with the process and understanding of basic health information for making accurate health decisions.  Topics reviewed included screening measures, counseling techniques, and strategies to promote health literacy in populations at risk. Over 250 attendees.  This initiative continues the department’s commitment to infusing evidenced based best practices as core to sustaining excellence in practice and scholarship.

 

Past Nursing Colloquiums:

1st ANNUAL NURSING SPRING COLLOQUIUM, April 3rd, 2006 
MEN’S HEALTH


2ND ANNUAL NURSING SPRING COLLOQUIUM, March 15th, 2007
WOMEN’S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN


3rd ANNUAL NURSING SPRING COLLOQUIUM, March 13, 2008
BEST PRACTICES IN GERIATRICS: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF NURSING


4th ANNUAL NURSING SPRING COLLOQUIUM, March 12, 2009
BEST PRACTICES IN PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT NURSING: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES


5th ANNUAL NURSING SPRING COLLOQUIUM, March 18, 2010
PALLIATIVE CARE: LIVING WITH HOPE


6th ANNUAL NURSING SPRING COLLOQUIUM, March 17, 2011
HEALTH LITERACY FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

 

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Student Nurse Achievement

Congratulations to Margarita Koutsouras!  Margarita has been selected as a student delegate to the 2011 Education Without Borders Conference: to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 28-31, 2011.  With over 10,000 applications submitted worldwide, Margarita will join 4 other elected student delegates from NYIT at the conference.  Read more.

To learn more about the 2011 Education Without Borders Conference visit the event website at http://ewb.hct.ac.ae.  
 
 
 

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Long Island companies are hiring!!  Read more.

 

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Kick-off of the 1st Annual RNLMI Nursing Symposium: Partnering for the Future of Nursing Practice

Dr. Susan Neville, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing, was interviewed as part of a professional video that opened the First Annual RNLMI Nursing Symposium: Partnering For The Future of Nursing Practice. The conference was attended by over 200 professional nurses and was held at the Brooklyn Marriot on Nov 11, 2010.  The conference focused on the Institute of Medicine- Robert Woods Johnson Report on the Future of Nursing, stressing collaborative partnerships, bundling of services, effective planning and policy formation.  Dr. Neville represented the academic viewpoint and discussed the vision and role of nursing as health care partners in setting policy and meeting the health care needs of the nation.

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