WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS
Best wishes for a successful and enjoyable term.
Congratulations Go To --
Susan Aries who was a co-author (Judith Vessey, lead author) of the article
“Development of the Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (MASNRN):
A Practice-Based Research Network to Improve the Quality of School Nursing
Practice” in the Journal of School Nursing (April, 2007). Susan is a founding
member of the research network group (link to www.masnrn.org).
Joan Eilers, Assistant Nurse Manager, Center for Labor & Delivery at the Brigham
and Women’s Hospital, and chairperson of the hospital’s Infant Security
Committee, who was interviewed for the Advance for Nurses (March 12, 2007
online edition). Joan explained the many efforts of the committee to insure safety
for the hospital’s youngest patients.
Susan Fitzgerald, Senior Case Manager, South Shore Hospital was awarded the
“Friends of Nursing Scholarship” by South Shore Hospital.
Marie Saint Fleur, Youville Hospital, was named in the May 2007 5th annual
Boston Globe “Salute to Nurses” poll of outstanding nurses.
Peggy Bernazzani, Surgical ICU, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, provided the first
clinical story for the new “Ethics Narrative” feature in the July/August Edition of
BWH Nurse. Commentary on Peggy’s narrative was provided by Martha Jurchak,
PhD, RN, Director Ethics Service.
July 2007’s Advance for Nurses featured an article highlighting the work of
Christine LaBrecque and Nancy Dalpe of The Center for Weight Management &
Bariatric Surgery at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA. The article focused on
how the Center helps bariatric patients during pre-op, post-op and follow-up.
Lynne Rivard is the new Director of Emergency Nursing at the Cambridge Health
To Dr. Judith Cox Marley, new Dean of the Graduate and Programs (GPP). Many
of you may have already met Dean Marley. She will be coming to various
Nursing classes throughout the fall semester. Dr Marley is a former Assistant
Dean at Boston University’s Metropolitan College.
To our new cadre of students in Lowell at Saints Medical Center.
Note: Course up-dates are now posted on the Nursing Home Page
(See right side bar).
MGMT 6109.01 Introduction to Computers (for Nurses) will be given during the
3rd term of the fall semester. The course runs for 6 weeks: Tuesdays 6-10 pm
November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, and 18. This course is offered only twice
during the year in the Fall 03 and Summer 02 sessions.
Senior Seminar (NURS 4171.01) will also be offered this spring in Boston:
Thursdays 5-9 pm Dates are January 24; February 7 & 21; March 6 & 27; and
April 10. Make-up date is April 24.
Health Promotion: Any student interested in enrolling in NURS 3117 “Health
Promotion” and its Clinical component NURS 4170 this spring should contact
Dr. Diane Arathuzik as soon as possible. Dr. Arathuzik may be reached at 617-
735- 9845 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership (NURS 3107) (Spring 08 Boston) Date changes: Mondays 5-9 pm:
January 28; February 11 & 25; March 17 & 31; and April 14. Make up date is
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Invitation: Carol Conley, VP Patient Care Services at Caritas Norwood Hospital
will be speaking during the Nursing Leadership course on Thursday October 25
at 5 pm (ADM Room 303). All interested students are invited to sit in on this class
First Class Emmanuel’s Email System: All students are given an email address
upon enrolling in a course. Students should be able to use this system for
emailing classmates, contacting faculty, and viewing your grades and transcripts.
The system is accessed through the Emmanuel Home Page “Online Academic
Resources” link. IF you are having trouble with your email please contact the IT
Help Desk at 617-735-9966.
Writing Specialist: Katie Liesener, Adjunct Instructor of Writing, is available for
sessions with nursing students on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 pm. In addition, Katie
will be offering short, 1 hour, focused workshops for students once a month.
Dates and topics for the workshops are as follows:
Wednesday, October 10 (6-7 pm): “Writing a Paper According to
Emmanuel College Guidelines”
Wednesday, November 7 (6-7 pm): TBA (Open to your suggestions)
Katie can be reached at 617.276.2937 or by email at email@example.com
American Psychological Association (APA) Format Tutorial: Diane Zydlewski
(Reference Librarian, Emmanuel College) has created an on-line APA format
tutorial. The tutorial reviews many elements for helping to format a paper using
APA style such as: setting up a paper, crediting in-text citations, and preparing a
Reference List. This is a great addition to the APA manual. To access the tutorial
go to the Emmanuel Home Page, click on Library, then Tutorials, then to APA
Nursing Department Curriculum Committee Representatives Needed: The
Department of Nursing Curriculum Committee is a forum where faculty, student
representatives, and a representative from the GPP meet to discuss Program
issues. The Committee meets twice a month on Mondays from 1:30 pm to 4 pm.
There are usually 2 student volunteer representatives to the committee. We need
your ideas and input. If you are interested in serving as a representative or wish
to submit a question, concern, or idea to be brought up at a meeting, please
contact Dr. Joan Riley firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinction in the Field: Emmanuel College criteria for “Distinction in the Field”
require that students have a GPA of 3.5 in nursing courses and complete a
significant senior project. Students interested in completing a project for
graduation with “Distinction in the Field” should contact their advisor for further
information. More on this honor can be found in the Student Handbook on the
Nursing Honor Society Pi Epsilon Chapter Students who are completing the
program in December, 2007 or May, 2008 and who wish to apply for
consideration for membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
(STTI) of Nursing Pi Epsilon Chapter at Large, (Regis College/Emmanuel College)
must have their applications, including a current resume, submitted by Monday,
December 3rd, 2007. Information on the honor society may be viewed online at
www.nursingsociety.org. Applications may be obtained by contacting either of
the faculty counselors: Helen Ahearn Ahearn@emmanuel.edu or Mary Crawford.
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify. The combined December
and May graduating classes will be rank ordered according to their GPA’s and
35% will be accepted. Data from the applications will be processed through the
online induction management center at STTI headquarters by the faculty
counselors. You will be notified of your application status by e-mail so make
sure your e-mail address is up to date. Late entries will not be processed
Official Acceptance into the Nursing Program: It is important that you submit all
necessary documents for admission to the RN/BSN Program as soon as possible.
When the GPP office receives all your admission documents, your file is reviewed
by the Nursing faculty (usually your advisor). At this time, your transcripts are
formally reviewed for transfer credit. You must be admitted before taking your
fourth course and to become eligible for financial aid from Emmanuel College.
Telephone or email Arlene Fredericks (617-735-9500) email@example.com
to check on the status of your admission documents. Requirements for admission
are listed on the Nursing Home page on the left side-bar link
Student Advising: All students are reminded to consult with their advisor each
semester before registering for courses. Students should register for courses in a
timely manner. If enrollments are below eight students the course may be
cancelled. Advisor/Advisee lists are posted on the Department of Nursing bulletin
board on the Boston campus, located on the Academic Online Service, and
available from the GPP office by telephoning 617-735-9700 or by emailing
Arlene Fredericks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Students: If you have not taken a course within the last year and are
returning to the program, you need to complete the on-line application. This will
insure that we have your current address and other contact information. If you
have any further questions please contact Helen Muterperl (GPP Enrollment
Counselor, Nursing) at email@example.com or 617- 735-9810
Submissions to Nursing News:
If you are interested in submitting information to the Nursing News please do so
by emailing Gerry Chalykoff firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to
share your achievements (nothing will be printed in the News without the
consent of the student involved).