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August 2017

Pediatric Study Abroad Clinical - Dominican Republic lead by Dr. Stephanie Hodges & Ms. Christy Swinson

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Students: Daisy Anderson, Sarah Billiar, Hillary Caton, Michelle Destruge, Jacinta Hartley, Penelope Jimenez, Cierra Sanders, Justyna Sienkaniec, Jennifer Webb, and Tiffany Whitman

Professors: Dr. Stephanie Hodges & Ms. Christy Swinson

Getting ready to board their flight to the Dominican Republic.

Tour of Santo Domingo. Evening Tour of Santo Domingo.

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Dr. Robert Reid Cabral with Hospital Infantil in Santo Domingo welcomes the Study Abroad class. Students passed out donated items to children. Hospital Infantil

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Students passed out donated items to children at Hospital Infantil. Traveling to ADESJO of San Jose De Ocoa. Breaking bread with the local community.

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Hiking to Los Martinez Ms. Christy Swinson in Los Martinez Observing and facilitating play time with the children in Los Martinez.

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Kids Camp at a local clinic in Los Ranchitos. Teaching children about oral hygiene in Los Ranchitos. Teaching children the importance of hand hygiene in Los Ranchitos.

A look at a local primary clinic in Los Ranchitos. Study Abroad Study Abroad

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Day 5 the class arrives at El Naranjal Rural Community Clinic. Students checking blood glucose for at risk patients. Students checking height and weight for at risk patients.

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A typical middle class home in San Jose De Ocoa. Students working with patients in a Dominican Rehabilitation Center. A Dominican Rehabilitation Center.

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Students at the San Jose de Ocoa Hospital. Professors Ms. Christy Swinson and Dr. Stephanie Hodges.

May 2017

The Pinning Ceremony signifies the student's official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses.The modern ceremony dates back to the 1860s, when Florence Nightingale was awarded the Red Cross of St. George in recognition for her tireless service to the injured during the Crimean War.

The School of Nursing celebrates it's graduating students in the Spring 2017 Pinning Ceremony.

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Pinned student hugged child pins mother Ms. Worth giving award Dr. Arhin giving Ezan award Dr. Arhin presenting award
Taking Pinning Oath Class Picture Spring 2017 Pinning

March 2017

The White Coat Ceremony marks the student's transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences. The faculty, staff, and student's and their families come together to celebrate this important step in their journey.

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Dr. Trueman coating student Student coated Taking the oath class picture

January 2017

FSU's Student Nurses' Association is a school chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and the North Carolina Association of Student Nurses (NCANS). The SNA's mission is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare. The SNA aids in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. FSU SNA is proud to offer community outreach and mentorship programs, as well as opportunities for members to hold leadership positions.

During the Fall 2016 semester, SNA members volunteered with blood drives at FSU and Womack Army Medical Center, provided education at FSU Bronco Wellness events, and operated a first aid station at Fayetteville's Gotcha Back event. FSU SNA also organized donation drives for the Stanton Hospitality House and Cape Fear Valley's Pediatric Unit. SNA members worked on professional development by participating in a resume workshop, the mentorship program, and attending monthly meetings featuring guest speakers from various nursing specialties.

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Community Outreach Chairperson, Kayla Rosendale, delivering SNA donations to the Stanton Hospitality House. SNA volunteer, Kayneynia Burney, obtaining a blood pressure reading and providing health education at a FSU Bronco Wellness event.


December 2016

The School of Nursing is proud to announce that with ninety-two graduates this is the biggest graduating class thus far!

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Scholarship Ms. Hinson Ms. Gallagher

December 2016 Pinning Ceremony

October 2016

Think Pink  

Dec 2017 Cohort       The December 2017 Cohort encourages everyone to Think Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness!


September, 2016

Vol. 7, in this editionBSN Prelicensure Student, Jessica Colon, receives the North Carolina Great 100 Nursing Scholarship. The Great 100, Inc. is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina by recognizing the importance of Registered

Nurses in diverse practice settings. The Great 100 also acknowledges those who positively impact the image of nursing and nursing as a profession.

Jessica Colon

Jessica Colon, originally from the Bronx, New York, is married and has a 3-year-old daughter.  Proud to be a FSU-BSN Prelicensure Senior, she has aspirations to begin her career in labor and delivery and eventually pursue midwifery.

August, 2016

Vol. 6, in this editionRN-BSN student Kenneth Fitz receives Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship.

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Dr. Arhin & Kenneth Fitz, RN

On August 22, 2016, Dr. Afua Arhin, Associate Dean, recognized Kenneth Fitz, RN, of the RN-BSN Nursing Program, as a recipient of the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship.

Kenneth Fitz, from Wilmar, Arkansas, is the oldest of 4 boys born to HBCU graduates Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Ray Fitz, Sr. In 1991, Kenneth joined the U.S. Army and proudly served for over 8 years as a Preventive Medicine Technician and a Licensed Practical Nurse. After gaining valuable life experience and deciding to pursue his BSN, Mr. Fitz began at North Carolina Central University in 2007. He transferred to Fayetteville State University (FSU) and received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2010. Still eager to be a RN, Kenneth achieved his Associate Degree of Nursing at Fayetteville Technical Community College and obtained his RN license in 2014. Upon returning to FSU, Kenneth will be awarded his second Bachelor's degree in December 2016  upon completion of the RN-BSN program. He plans to pursue his Master of Science in Nursing next Fall and eventually return to the classroom as a Nurse Educator where he looks forward to influencing future nurses.

April, 2016

Vol. 5, in this edition: Dr. Arhin receives Leadership award, faculty and students participate in the White Coat Ceremony!

Dr. Arhin receives Sandhills North Carolina Black Nurses Association Leadership Award for her contributions to nursing education!

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                                          SNC/BNC Leadership Award                       Dr. Arhin & Mrs. Lisa Scurry

First semester pre-licensure students celebrate with family, faculty, and staff during the White Coat Ceremony!

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