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Nursing faculty among best in North Carolina

For the second consecutive year, members of the School of Nursing were listed among North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.   

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Fund for WCU supports School of Nursing health outreach efforts in 2 WNC counties

Students, faculty and alumni from the School of Nursing offered a series of outreach events providing holistic nursing assessment and care coordination, navigation and education at sites across WNC over the summer.  

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Despite rain, drought conditions remain for WNC

While the rain these past few days did a number on fires here in Western North Carolina, drought conditions remain.  

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Explore Further. Achieve Goals.

Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Jessica Gasperson-Shuford, a summer 2023 graduate of Western Carolina University’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program, knew she wanted to go into the health care field since she was in her teens.  

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Physical therapy grad student gets to see legislative side of health care

Ruby Dixon, a third-year student in WCU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, considers the entire state of North Carolina her home, having lived in different parts of the state throughout her life.   

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Discover Your Own Breakthrough

Greensboro native Preston Ellington’s journey to being a physical therapist started back in high school in a health and human sciences class.  

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Community Care Program receives grant from Dogwood Health Trust to expand in WNC

WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.   

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Communication sciences and disorders student travels to Thailand for Therapy Abroad

Sam Hubbard, a rising senior in the communication sciences and disorders program, recently went on a two-week trip to Thailand as part of Therapy Abroad.  

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WNC risk high for La Crosse encephalitis says WCU mosquito expert

With the warmer, wet weather in Western North Carolina, it is important to be mindful of personal protection from mosquitoes in this region that could carry La Crosse encephalitis.  

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