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Julie Sanford receives FAAN designation

October 13, 2017

Julie Sanford, Director of JMU's School of Nursing, has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). There are a mere 2,500 nursing professionals worldwide who hold this title. 

PHOTO: Malta

Mediterranean island provides healthcare perspective

October 13, 2017

During World War II, the island of Malta was called the “nurse of the Mediterranean” because of its clinics that cared for Italian soldiers. During the summer study abroad term, nursing and health sciences students witnessed the island’s nurturing atmosphere firsthand.

PHOTO: Japan WorkshopStudents and faculty travel to Japan for patient safety workshop

October 11, 2017

In August 2017, nursing students, Brooke Thompson and Rachael Vono, attended a patient safety workshop in Hiroshima, Japan led by JMU faculty Julie Sanford, Christine Argenbright and others.

PHOTO: JMU student volunteersCCN empowers caregivers and students

October 5, 2017

In Harrisonburg and its surrounding areas, the aging population is expected to skyrocket through 2030. Students are working with the Caregivers Community Network to accommodate the needs of this rapidly growing population of older adults.

PHOTO: TanzaniaNursing students work in Tanzania

September 29, 2017

Last summer, nursing students studied abroad in Tanzania, an East African country known for its safaris, the Serengeti and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Through full immersion in a hospital setting, students provided care and learned to communicate cross-culturally.

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