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APA Introduction to Scholarly Writing FREE Webinar

By Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN Faculty Program Director, BS & MS Programs in Nursing   Please join us from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST Friday, August 25, or 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, August 29, for an informational Student webinar, “APA...  [Read More]

Why I Went Into Nursing: Mary Lee Pollard, PhD, RN, CNE

The Pulse Committee presents “Why I Went Into Nursing,” an installment of interviews with faculty within Excelsior’s School of Nursing. The purpose of these interviews is to provide students with a more unique, personal view of “who’s who” in the School. Why I...  [Read More]

National Nurses Week: What is Your Personal View of Nursing?

We thought we’d end Nurses Week by asking select faculty at Excelsior College what the profession means to them. Join us in celebrating the importance of nursing and how it contributes to making us who we are. “What is your personal view...  [Read More]

Happy National Interprofessional Health Care Month!

By Robin Dewald PhD, RN, CNE The National Academies of Practice proclaim the month of April as “National Interprofessional Health Care Month.” According to the National League for Nursing (2015), “The World Health Organization Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative...  [Read More]

Taking Time to Care for Yourself

By Sharon Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN, Lead Faculty Program Director, BS-MS You find yourself juggling, work, home life, school, and a social life (if you have one), every day of the week. I’m sure there are even times when you have said,...  [Read More]

School of Nursing Reminds You to Pay It Forward This Thanksgiving Season

By Patricia Cannistraci “Pay it forward”: a popular term used to describe a person’s response to an act of kindness, whereby the kindness is not paid back directly, but is instead passed on to a completely different person. This is an old...  [Read More]

Test Taking Strategies

By Lisa Robert   Test taking techniques are strategies one can utilize to analyze a test item. The most important skill for the test taker is the ability to read the question carefully and determine the key elements in each question. Each...  [Read More]

Raising Cancer Awareness

By Patty Nedo Most people fear a cancer diagnosis. We’ve become familiar with the sight of support ribbons displayed to raise awareness about different types of cancer, such as pink ribbons that stand for breast cancer, orange ribbons for leukemia, teal for...  [Read More]

Using Twitter in the Classroom

By Amy Erickson About five years ago, one university encouraged instructors and staff to create Twitter accounts. Unfortunately, the instructors and staff weren’t given any guidance as to how or why to use Twitter. I felt it was a great place to...  [Read More]

How to Write a Scholarly Paper

By Sharon A. Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN Before you begin to write your next scholarly paper, you may want to think about the four different types of writing one can do: Expository (informing the reader about a specific topic) Descriptive (describing a...  [Read More]