College Updates

• October 25, 2021
LinkedIn is the largest online network for working professionals which is why creating and maintaining a profile is extremely beneficial for those in the health care industry or those interested in getting into the industry, including students.
• August 09, 2021
Campuses will soon be bustling with students again.
• July 19, 2021
With all that’s required of educators, it’s not surprising that sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day of teaching and lose sight of the incredible impact we have in the real world.
• June 21, 2021
Edson College continues to make progress in addressing the pandemic of inequality.
• May 05, 2021
“Let’s say there’s a day when nurses didn’t come to the hospital. It’s like, why do you even open?” Dr. Frank LoVecchio, an emergency medicine physician in Phoenix, spoke plain truth in the poignant short film “Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes.” The recent documentary gives an ICU nurse’s-eye view of the pandemic’s winter surge at Valleywise Health Medical Center.
• April 22, 2021
Arizona saw a major decrease in the number of pediatric influenza cases during the 2020-2021 flu season.
• March 31, 2021
If this last year has taught us anything, it’s that effective modern health care needs to support everyone, not just a fortunate few.
• March 01, 2021
Before COVID-19, there was robust thinking and conversation about social isolation and loneliness being the next public health crisis. Research provided ominous warnings about the broad impact of the pandemic, including a finding that isolation among older adults is associated with a 50 percent increased risk of dementia.
• January 25, 2021
A new year is upon us and while many of us are ready to turn the page on an incredibly tough and tragic 2020 there is much work to be done. One clear reminder of this is the need for an entire month dedicated to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking.
• December 10, 2020
What a year, eh? There are so many things that I could say about these past 11 months and I’ll get into that in a minute.
• October 30, 2020
When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine? The answer to that question is what everyone around the world wants to know. Surely once we have a vaccine, we can get back to our regular lives. So why not rush one out today?
• September 23, 2020
Health care, you would think, would be the place where the old adage about never letting a serious crisis go to waste would never apply. It’s an appalling thought on its face. But here we are, six months into the worst public health crisis of our generation, and we are seizing opportunities wherever we can in nursing education. We must.
• August 04, 2020
Today, more than 200 students, across multiple majors and the three state universities, volunteer with SHOW each semester.
• July 01, 2020
We’ve got a pandemic on our hands and we need to collectively wage the fight against it! I’m not talking about COVID-19. I’m talking about the pandemic of inequality.
• June 04, 2020
Our role as health educators, researchers and practitioners is to teach, investigate and care for people. It is also our role to call out injustices and disparities and actively work on solutions that benefit the overall health of all communities.
• May 07, 2020
We’re still unraveling the mysteries of COVID-19, but there’s no doubt about the impact of nurses in the global fight against the pandemic. Health care workers are on the front lines and nurses are the far-forward troops. Although masked and, hopefully, covered in essential PPE, nurses are the human faces of health care for COVID-19 patients and their families. As premier patient educators, nurses also are helping to counter rampant misinformation about an unprecedented public health threat.
• April 30, 2020
In my over 40 years of nursing education, this spring’s graduation and convocation are going to be, by far, the most unusual I’ve ever been a part of. When the semester started and we were all just coming back from the holidays, none of us could have imagined that in just a couple of months our world would be completely turned upside down.
• April 15, 2020
Edson College faculty, staff and students are volunteering their time, skills and health expertise to help in the fight against COVID-19.
• March 30, 2020
For a few mind-blowing, adrenaline-pumping days in mid-March, Margaret Calacci, our director of the Grace Center for Innovation in Nursing Education, felt like she was back in the Army. That turned out to be a very good thing for the 345 nursing students whose education and future careers in the time of COVID-19 physical distancing depended on the building of a robust, remote simulation learning program on the fly.
• February 26, 2020
3 questions about the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is a rare opportunity for a sustained conversation about the invaluable role our professions play in health and health care. Let’s give them something to talk about.