Monthly Archives: July 2015

Behind the Podium: Getting to Know Dr. Semino-Asaro

Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC joined the School of Nursing faculty in January, 2015. Along with her husband and three sons, she moved to San Diego from the Boston area a year ago. The entire family is avid swimmers and … Continue reading

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What’s Up with all the construction next door to the School of Nursing??

  WOW, if you haven’t been on campus lately you will be in for a real surprise when you finally step foot on campus and see what’s happening with the building of the Beyster Institute. Groundbreaking occurred on May 12, … Continue reading

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MEPN Students Staff “Stand Down”

“Aside from the torrential downpour and lightning, Stand Down was incredible event” stated Diana Appleby, second year MEPN student. “We saw many patients with hypo- and hyperglycemia, diabetic foot problems, non-healing wounds, COPD, cellulitis, depression, PTSD, and skin rashes.  Alcohol … Continue reading

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Mid-Terms are over!

Mid-terms are over! We just finished a grueling week of mid-term exams at USD. Many students talked about their study sessions, others say they can only study alone. If you are disappointed in your mid-term grade, you still have time … Continue reading

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Eric Paredes Foundation

MEPN Pediatric students were treated to a dynamic speaker and all around good person on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 when Rhina Paredes, RN came on campus to speak about the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation. Rhina spoke about her … Continue reading

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GNSA meetings on summer hiatus

Hello and happy summer from your Graduate Nursing Student Association Executive Board! (GNSA) As in years past, there is a hiatus in General Meetings while many of you are off campus for the summer.  In the meantime, your representatives continue … Continue reading

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Congratulations to MEPN alum, Sarah Moore!

Please join me in congratulating Sarah Moore (MEPN class of 2012) for receiving the “2015 Overall Clinical Nurse of the Year for the UCSD Health System.” Ms. Moore also precepted MEPN students in the clinical setting for MEPN 560 and … Continue reading

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PEDS day in the Sim lab

MEPN students spent one of their Pediatrics clinical days in the Standardized Patient and Simulation Lab. The objective was to expose students to clinical situations that they may not encounter in the clinical setting, but are significant learning opportunities. Standardized … Continue reading

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Pipe Line Program

   Thanks to Dr. Susie Hutchins and our MEPN students who volunteered their time and hosted 22 Girl Scouts (from grades 8th through 12) to the Nursing Simulation Center on Saturday! They had 8 stations set up, manned by  MEPN … Continue reading

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Health Policy: Vaccines

Hurray! Finally, we can finally put to rest the well-meaning Hollywood stars. I am sorry to hurt your feelings, Jenny Mc Carthy, but you do not have the correct scientific information to make an informed statement. As reported in the San Jose Mercury … Continue reading

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