Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing associate professor and chairperson Martha J. Greenberg, RN, PhD and professor and chairperson of the Lienhard graduate department Rona F. Levin, RN, PhD were quoted in an article about the changes in nursing education and in the nursing industry within the last decade. Now, nurses focus less on tasks, and more on scientific concepts and asking clinical questions. Levin explains how the integration of evidence-based practice in RN education continues to evolve, while Greenberg discusses the launch of the new and improved nursing curriculum at Pace.
Rona F. Levin
A second article in Nursing Spectrum features Lienhard’s newest patient, a cardiopulmonary patient simulator called “Harvey.” It simulates 30 cardiac diseases and can be programmed to have various conditions which students can diagnose and treat. The school received this, along with an $87,500 grant from the Hugoton Foundation. “Harvey” allows for hands-on learning and will hone the skills of nursing students.
Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing staff, from left, Mary Ann McDevitt, RN, director of the Learning Resource Center; Lucille Ferrara, RN, assistant professor; Teresa Haines, RN, assistant professor; Joanne Singleton, RN, professor and family nurse practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program director; Susan Cappelmann, RPA-C, MT (ASCP), assistant clinical professor, associate director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program; Lin Drury, RN, assistant professor; and Jeff Chianfagna, MS, RPA-C, assistant clinical professor, academic faculty of the Physician Assistant Program.