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Director’s Details No One Tells You: Pointers from Dr. Close

(MEPN Director, Dr Jackie Close) Eight ways to avoid unhealthy competition in nursing school Don’t participate in the “whadyaget” game after test results are given. When you work in a group, make a conscious effort to include less verbal or … Continue reading

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MEPN Open House Answers Questions for Applicants

This Post is written by 2nd year MEPN, and guest writer, Sarah Cole On September 15, 2018 the school of nursing hosted over 175 prospective students at the Kroc Peace and Justice Theater to hear about the incredible MEPN program … Continue reading

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Bagels and Blood Pressures

It hasn’t even been two weeks since the MEPN Class of 2020 arrived on campus to begin Health Assessment Bootcamp. The new students  have been taught how to obtain vital signs and will be able to perform a complete physical … Continue reading

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Reflections on the First Semester in Nursing School

This post is written by guest writer, Melissa Dempsey, 1st year MEPN Students from the VA clinical group: Jennifer Bui, Ellie Oliver, Graham Wolfe, Adilene Esquivias, Natalie Mata, Karen Kriger, Daniel Ednalino For most of us, the fall Med-Surg 1 rotation … Continue reading

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Behind the Podium: Getting to know Dr. Lynda Puhek

This post is written by guest writer, Melissa Dempsey, 1st year MEPN Dr. Lyn Puhek Nurse, secretary, or teacher. Those were the three options that Dr. Lynda Puhek was presented with when she went in to meet with her high … Continue reading

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MEPNs Return to Campus for Alumni Panel

This post is written by guest writer, Jean Hartley This past Wednesday, MEPN alumni from both 2016 and 2017 cohorts were invited to campus to speak to current second-year students about their ah-ha moments in their first year as a nurse … Continue reading

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Leadership Team selects “MEPN Class of 2020”

(MEPN Team –  Dr. Susie Hutchins, Dr. Jackie Close, Prof. Peggy Mata, Amanda Hernandez, and Dr. Lyn Puhek)   The MEPN Team had a busy week finalizing the admission decisions for the incoming MEPN class. Personal interviews took place last … Continue reading

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A Report from the National Student Nurses’ Association Conference

This post is written by guest writer, Kristi Armstrong, 2nd year MEPN (USD MEPN Students Brittani De Reimer, Evan Gum, Ann Lawani, Kristi Armstrong, Coco Watase, and Kira Adsit with keynote speaker Dr. Mary Foley) Recently, I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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A Report from the 10th Annual Collaborative EBP Conference

This post is written by guest writer, Jason Vazquez, 2nd year MEPN student (Jason Vazquez, Anne Vien, Dr Laurie ecoff, Evan Gum, & Amena Adams at conference) NEWS FLASH! Attention, current and future MEPNs…Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is not going away … Continue reading

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Two hundred attend MEPN Open House

It was a full house on Saturday morning as two hundred potential nursing students attended the MEPN Open House. After a short presentation by Dr Kathy Marsh, current MEPN students took to the stage for a question and answer session. … Continue reading

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