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    1. A Culturally Tailored Mental Health Program in Cap-Haitien

      Feature listing thumbnail “Haiti is my home and I want all Haitians to understand that mental health is not a stigma but a legitimate medical issue and not to be afraid to talk with a healthcare professional, and ask for assistance.” -Dr. Guerda Nicolas
    2. A Nursing Pioneer

      Feature listing thumbnail Still giving after 70 years
    3. “Doctor of Nursing Practice” From the Bedside to the Boardroom

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      I believe we cannot improve the quality of healthcare in America without nurses in key management roles,” says UM President Donna Shalala, Chair of the Institute of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Future of Nursing” Committee. There is a new breed of leader at the head of the table in healthcare boardrooms across the country: the nurse. The most extensive overhaul of healthcare…

    4. Faculty Member Impacts “Future of Nursing”

      Feature listing thumbnail Earlier this month, the prestigious Committee on the Future of Nursing released its recommendations to redesign the nursing profession for 2011 and beyond.
    5. Graduate Student Assists in Haiti’s First Kidney Transplant

      Feature listing thumbnail Graduate student Tara Mendieta, a registered nurse, assisted the medical team that conducted the first organ transplant in Haiti. Today, she spreads the word about the lifesaving promise of being an organ donor.
    6. Guest of Honor

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      University of Miami President Donna Shalala has many celebrities to her home…but this may be the first simulator. Meet “Sim Man 3G” a School of Nursing and Health Studies mannequin who made a “House Call” last month to mingle with more than a dozen donors, trustees, alumni, and community leaders during a private dinner and classroom-like learning experience. “It sounds just like a real…

    7. Leading Change, Advancing Health

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      The numbers are staggering, an American Association of Medical Colleges’ report in December, projected by 2015, we will be dealing with a shortage of over 65,000 physicians in this country. At the same time, the National Institutes of Health indicates that as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 32-million Americans will need healthcare coverage beginning in 2014. In addition,…

    8. National Recognition for the School

      Feature listing thumbnail The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is now listed among the top Schools of Nursing and Health Studies in the country based on (NIH) research funding.
    9. Nurse Warrior

      Feature listing thumbnail Hope Williamson, a U.S. Army major and recent graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, recently departed for her third tour of duty in Afghanistan, where she will use her newly acquired skills to care for injured soldiers on the battlefield.
    10. Opening Doors to the Future

      Feature listing thumbnail The Surgeon General of the United States, Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., recently accepted an invitation to meet with several students from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) at the University of Miami (UM), to discuss nursing’s potential contribution to healthcare reform.
    11. State of the Art Technology

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      A mannequin that can blink, breathe, convulse and go into full cardiac arrest. The Human Patient Simulator (HPS) is the next generation of Anesthesia simulation training and education at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.
      “It’s been over a decade, since the groundbreaking report “To Err is Human” issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1999 indicated…

    12. Two SONHS Faculty Honored as “RWJF Nursing Scholars”

      Feature listing thumbnail The School of Nursing and Health Studies is honored to have two Assistant Professors, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, and Martin Schiavenato, PhD, RN, recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments.

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