Posts filed under "Nursing"

School of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant

Improved patient outcomes and reduced health care costs are the result of increased levels of education among nurses. This was a finding from a study produced by the Institute of Medicine and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a result,...  [Read More]

Latest Issue of Nursing Journal Explores Workplace Violence, Abusive Behaviors, and Toxic Hierarchies

Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press has announced the release of the third issue of its online, peer-reviewed journal, Nursing in the 21st Century (N21). Issue three explores various aspects of the nursing industry, including how abusive behaviors impact patient care, workplace violence,...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Nursing Graduate Maria Malone Wanted More Out of Life

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Follow #ExcelsiorGrad2014 for all...  [Read More]

Student Reading Preferences: Will the Past be Our Future?

In May, Excelsior College’s Barbara Pieper, PhD, RN, director, Robert E. Kinsinger Institute for Nursing Excellence, and Patricia Cannistraci, DNS, RN, CNE, assistant dean, School of Nursing, traveled to Rome for the Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. The international conference, titled “Pushing the...  [Read More]

Excelsior’s Kathleen Morgan Honored by NY Capital District Nurses Association

On June 5, Kathleen Morgan, MS, RN, CNE, faculty program director, Excelsior College School of Nursing, was honored with a Distinguished Member award by the NY Capital District Nurses Association (District 9) at an event at the Century House in Latham, New...  [Read More]

Jo Ann Webb, RN, MHA on Impact of Affordable Care Act on Nursing

Jo Ann Webb, RN, MHA, senior director of federal relations and policy for the American Organization of NurseExecutives (AONE), joins the Excelsior Life: Distance EDU on Demand podcast to discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on nurse educators, managers, and...  [Read More]

Photo Slideshow: Health Care Reform Event at Excelsior College

Were you seen? Photos from “Health Care Reform: Impact on Nursing Practice and Education” at Excelsior College, a daylong set of presentations for nursing educators exploring the Affordable Care Act. The event was held on May 2, 2014.  ...  [Read More]

Excelsior College School of Nursing Earns Award for Excellence in Distance Learning

The online courses that are part of the curriculum for an associate degree in nursing at Excelsior College have earned the  21st Century Best Practices Silver Award for Excellence in Distance Learning during the 2014 International Distance Learning Awards conducted by the...  [Read More]

Nursing Trends Include Contemporary Curriculum to Achieve a Bachelor’s Degree

National Nurses Week is recognized May 6 to May 12. In honor of the profession, Patricia Cannistraci, assistant dean, RN-BS & MS Nursing Programs, shared information on the latest educational trends in nursing and the contemporary curriculum needed for today’s practitioners. Excelsior...  [Read More]

Discount for ‘The Call of Nursing’ in Recognition of National Nurses Week

In ‘The Call of Nursing’ (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press) by William B. Patrick, 23 Excelsior College School of Nursing graduates share the story of their personal career journey through the field of nursing, lifting the veil on a profession known as the...  [Read More]

Excelsior College School of Nursing Hosts Health Care Reform Event

Excelsior College School of Nursing and the Robert E. Kinsinger Institute for Nursing Excellence will host a one-day conference on Health Care Reform and its implications on nursing practice and education.  The event is for nurse educators, managers, administrators, and nursing students...  [Read More]

Facts About Excelsior’s Associate Degree Nursing Program

A complaint was filed recently by several individuals regarding Excelsior’s associate degree program in nursing and its Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination or CPNE. As do most organizations, Excelsior does not comment publicly on the details of legal complaints. However, as to...  [Read More]

Excelsior College’s Renee Gecsedi Appointed to American Nurses Association Committee on Nursing Standards

Excelsior College today announced that one of their own, Renee Gecsedi, MS, RN, has been appointed as an alternate member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Committee on Nursing Practice Standards, beginning January 2014. Gecsedi is director of Excelsior’s Regional Performance Assessment...  [Read More]

Excelsior’s Laurie Nagelsmith, PhD, RN, CNE Appointed to Sigma Theta Tau International Board of Directors

Excelsior College today announced that Laurie Nagelsmith, PhD, RN, CNE, associate dean for regulatory and governmental affairs, has been appointment to the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Board of Directors in the position of secretary. “Being elected to the Board of Directors...  [Read More]

Academic Advisor at Excelsior College Recognized with Multicultural Award

Elizabeth Ireland has been an academic advisor in Excelsior College’s School of Nursing for the past six years. On October 18, she was recognized during the Leadership Council on Inclusion’s (LCI) Fifth Annual Multicultural Awards at Schenectady County Community College. The Leadership Council...  [Read More]

Excelsior Graduates Share Milestones and a Career Path

Two graduates of Excelsior’s Class of 2013 have more than a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in common. Their friendship started at Clinton Community College after a brief meeting at a gas station. Today, Heather Reynolds and Gina Brandolino share life’s milestones and...  [Read More]

Excelsior College Awards First Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship to Nursing Student

Excelsior College offers a variety of scholarships based on financial need, specific degree programs, and scholarships for servicemembers. Recently the college added a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship to recognize students who have attained a high academic achievement and to assist community college...  [Read More]

Peer-Reviewed Mobile Journal for Nurses Released

Excelsior College Press is pleased to announce the release of N21- Nursing in the 21st Century, a peer-reviewed mobile journal for nurses available as a free iOS app. N21 aims to inform, educate, and start conversations around challenges facing the nursing profession...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Jon Gonzalez, Achieving the American Dream

There are stories about adults juggling home, work and family, and yet, the story of Jon Rafael Gonzalez resonates as still rather unique. Working more than 60 hours a week at two different jobs in order to support his parents and siblings...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Rhonda Esposito is Putting Her Studies into Practice

  Rhonda Esposito, an RN since 1996, is the learning resource coordinator at Memorial School of Nursing in Albany, NY.  It is a faculty position that has provided her many opportunities in the nursing skills and simulation lab. However, despite teaching experience...  [Read More]