College Updates

Edson College faculty, staff and students are volunteering their time, skills and health expertise to help in the fight against COVID-19.
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.
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.
Policy is to government as nursing is to health care. Local government and nursing impact people at human levels; just imagine the impact if they linked arms for a greater good. It’s actually happening here in Arizona.
This month, which is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, I keep coming back to a phrase someone said to me long ago. Hospice nurses are love at work. Dying can be long, bewildering, lonely, painful and frequently undignified. It is the case that the hospice nurses make all the difference.
Welcome to the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference! It is such a treat to be here with you all in Washington, D.C. during AACN's 50th anniversary.
Many members of our society face more debilitating conditions associated with Alzheimer's Disease. In Arizona alone, more than 120,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Dementias are also the fourth leading cause of death in Arizona and the number of cases is expected to rise by 43% by 2025.
<p>There is something satisfying about the start of a new semester. It’s a clean slate for returning students and a fresh start for first-year students. As a university, ASU pulls out all the stops to make the first few weeks on-campus as hospitable as possible for every Sun Devil</p>
It's been a life-changing few weeks for Brianna Ungaro. Her study abroad trip to Peru exposed her to new cultures, communities and health care practices. In her final blog, she wraps up the experience and shares some of the things that impacted her the most.
School supplies and lesson plans are all part of a successful start to a new academic year for children. But the start of school also means immunizations, health screenings and monitoring the overall health and well-being of the incoming students. All of this and more are on the back-to-school to-do checklists of school nurses.
As part of the study abroad program, students volunteer in rural health clinics in Peru. Study abroad blogger Brianna Ungaro walks us through her time in the clinic.
The visit to the local school was one of the most rewarding experiences Brianna had while in Peru.
Brianna Ungaro describes her incredible Machu Picchu experience!
Study Abroad 2019 Blogger Brianna Ungaro brings us up to date on the service-learning aspect of the trip.
Study abroad blogger Brianna Ungaro has arrived in Peru! In this post, she describes her first couple of days in the country.
Brianna Ungaro will be sharing her experiences as she travels to Peru as part of the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation study abroad trip to learn about health care, culture and more.
Withered potted plants, pavement too hot for pets to walk on, air conditioning that seems to run nonstop. These are just a few of the things that are part of my new "normal" as I spend my second summer as a Phoenix transplant.
Alana Herman, Edson College's Study Abroad Blogger shares the final week of her time in Peru.
Alana Herman, Edson College's Study Abroad Blogger recaps the third week of the study abroad program in Peru.
Alana Herman, Edson College's Study Abroad Blogger recaps her second week in Peru.