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A fall semester full of possibilities

August 9, 2021

Campuses will soon be bustling with students again.

This is why we do what we do as health educators

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.

It’s a pandemic! Still!

June 21, 2021

Edson College continues to make progress in addressing the pandemic of inequality.

This Nurses Month let’s ensure this critical workforce has the support they need

May 5, 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.

The flu season that wasn't and what we can learn from it

April 22, 2021

Arizona saw a major decrease in the number of pediatric influenza cases during the 2020-2021 flu season.

What do DNP students and anthropologists have in common?

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.

Understanding the dangers of isolation for older adults

March 1, 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.

Taking on human trafficking through health education

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.

Goodbye, 2020.

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.

It’s not just epidemiologists working on a COVID-19 vaccine

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?

Clinical placements are never easy. But this year…!

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.

SHOW pivots to continue serving during pandemic

August 4, 2020

Today, more than 200 students, across multiple majors and the three state universities, volunteer with SHOW each semester.

It is a pandemic!

July 1, 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.

My statement on national unrest and systemic racism

June 4, 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.

Trust me on this

May 7, 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.

A convocation like no other

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.

Stepping up for our communities

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.

Failure not an option in transition to virtual simulation

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.

In the Year of the Nurse, where do we shine the light?

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.

Nurses are often a missing voice in health care policy, not anymore

January 2, 2020

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.

3 Reasons I Appreciate Hospice Nurses

November 14, 2019

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 AACN Conference

October 16, 2019

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.

3 common myths about Alzheimer’s Disease {And free resources}

September 19, 2019

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.

New year, new opportunities!

August 19, 2019

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

School nurses rock

August 6, 2019

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.

Volunteering in rural health clinics

July 30, 2019

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.

Breaking through language barriers

July 24, 2019

The visit to the local school was one of the most rewarding experiences Brianna had while in Peru.

A monumental visit to Machu Picchu

July 22, 2019

Brianna Ungaro describes her incredible Machu Picchu experience!

Connecting with communities through service-learning

July 19, 2019

Study Abroad 2019 Blogger Brianna Ungaro brings us up to date on the service-learning aspect of the trip.

Summer in the Valley

July 17, 2019

It's hot here, especially in July and August. As a relatively recent transplant I'm finding ways to cope.

Touchdown Lima!

July 10, 2019

Our study abroad blogger Brianna Ungaro has arrived in Peru! In this post, she describes her first couple of days in the country.

Meet Brianna Ungaro - 2019 Peru Study Abroad Blogger

July 5, 2019

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.

ASU Open Door - Downtown Phoenix

March 4, 2019

ASU Open Door - Downtown Phoenix

ASU Staff BBQ with President Crow & Dean Karshmer

September 20, 2018

ASU Staff BBQ with President Crow & Dean Karshmer

Simulation Learning Resources hosted the 2018 EMS User Summit

July 31, 2018

Simulation Learning Resources, in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, hosted the 2018 EMS User Summit. Here are some highlights.

The Health Care Literacy Primer - Week 4

July 23, 2018

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger shares the final week of her time in Peru.

Machu Picchu - Week 3

July 23, 2018

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps the third week of the study abroad program in Peru.

Cuzco and The Umbasbamba Welcoming-Week 2

July 23, 2018

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps her second week in Peru.

Lima Exploration and Peru Immersion -Week 1

July 23, 2018

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps what her first week was like in Peru.

Meet Alana Herman - CONHI 2018 Study Abroad Student Blogger!

June 8, 2018

Alana Herman is a nursing major and a third generation Sun Devil. Follow along as she shares her experiences while studying abroad in Peru this summer!

Simulation and Learning Resources featured on News Channel 3

March 13, 2018

In November, News Channel 3 aired a special report that showcased Simulation and Learning Resources in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.

Adios Amigos

August 16, 2017

Go Team!

August 11, 2017

A Love for the Village

August 6, 2017

Made With Love

August 1, 2017

Prenatal Assessments in Peru

July 27, 2017

Amantani Island

July 27, 2017

Lake Titicaca

July 24, 2017

Ready, Set, Serve!

July 17, 2017

New Familia, New Surroundings

July 14, 2017

"Picchu" Means Mountain

June 12, 2017

Flying High

June 11, 2017

City Living & City Learning

June 10, 2017

La Catedral de Lima

June 6, 2017

What’s on the Menu?

June 4, 2017

Bienvenido a Perú

June 3, 2017

Dare to Depart

June 2, 2017

New experiences await!

June 1, 2017

Meet Faith Winston - Study Abroad Traveler

June 1, 2017