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Nursing School Gathers Honors
Under the leadership of Prof. DeAnne Parrott, students from Oklahoma City University’s RN-to-BSN program conducted a health fair for elementary school children at Western Oaks Elementary School in Bethany last month. The health fair focused on five target areas of the Schools for Healthy Lifestyles initiative for students in Oklahoma schools. It was the fourth year the school has conducted a health fair activity, and the 600 students served far exceeded the numbers of students reached in past fairs. The nurses prepared age-appropriate activities for students from kindergarten through fifth grade, and the Health Fair gave the nurses an increased understanding of the need for community partnerships to make a difference in the health of individual children.
Dr. Susan Barnes, Chair of the master’s degree programs and Associate Professor in Kramer School of Nursing, has been selected as a post-doctoral fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing for the 2010-11 year. She will be engaged in a variety of learning and scholarly productivity activities related to her clinical specialty.
Christopher Black, Graduate and Continuing Education Specialist for Kramer School of Nursing, was selected by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as one of 40 applicants to participate in the 2010 Grant Writing Institute. The institute will give participants instruction in grant writing with reviews by experts, along with mentoring by and networking with experienced grant writers. At the conclusion of the institute Mr. Black will have a proposal ready for submission to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) dealing with provisions of a national landmark conference by the Kramer School of Nursing.