What’s New Spring 2012
The College of Health Professions proudly launches our new offices and labs this spring! Our new signature space on William Street will include state-of-the-art simulation centers accessible not only to our students as they practice life-saving skills, but also to our clinical partners. The new space represents a significant investment in the next generation of healthcare providers educated at the College of Health Professions.
The College of Health Professions is also excited to announce the re-opening of the RN/BS completion program! Now nurses with an associate’s degree can obtain their BSN through Pace University’s new iPace program. Classes will be taught in a blended online and in-person format, designed for professionals who have busy work and family lives. This program is not only convenient but is also affordable, enabling students to get a private university education at a lower tuition cost.
Lienhard School of Nursing is significantly revising our graduate core courses - classes that provide a foundation for advanced nursing roles. Recent recommendations from influential nursing and health care organizations identified essential content for nurses completing a graduate degree, including areas already strong in our graduate curriculum such as evidence-based practice, the translation of research into practice, and cultural competence, along with a new emphasis on interprofessional teamwork. According to Dr. Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, FNP, chair of the Department of Graduate Studies at Lienhard, “Our curriculum revision will reflect these recommendations and go even further. For example, primary health care has always been an important thread that is woven throughout our curriculum; as a nursing school, our faculty has taken ownership of this specialty. In addition, our field needs to make sure it honors and understands how history can inform future practice, so we’ve identified history as evidence across core courses. These changes reflect how we are not only meeting current standards, but going beyond them, and stating who we are and what we believe from the Lienhard School of Nursing perspective.”