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Nurse Corps Scholarships help address health care provider shortages

Shuli Archer, a student in the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University, recently received a Nurse Corps Scholarship from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.  

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School of Nursing ranked number one in state by educational almanac

The School of Nursing has been ranked first in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac research team, in part for achieving an almost perfect rate of graduates passing the NCLEX on their first attempt.  

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New doctorate degree in family nurse practitioner offered

Applications are now being accepted for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program that will prepare nurses as family nurse practitioners.   

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School of Nursing partners with Haywood County for improved pediatric care

Kae Livsey, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, is the recipient of a $10,000 prize award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help improve pediatric care in Haywood County.   

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Kae Livsey named to federal advisory board on nursing education

Kae Livsey with the School of Nursing has been named to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice.  

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WCU pro bono physical therapy services extended to Asheville site

WCU is extending its Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services through an Asheville clinic, beginning Friday, June 11.   

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Memorial service held at gardens dedicated to anatomy lab donors

WCU recognized a special group of donors with the dedication of a memorial garden Thursday, May 6, in a ceremony at the Health and Human Sciences Building.  

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Nursing Students Grow Together Through Gardening

Western Carolina University's School of Nursing garden brings students together with the source of nutrition. To help her School of Nursing students understand the link between health and nutrition, Western Carolina University assistant professor Beth Nease takes them to the source – the nursing school’s organic garden plot where rich, black matter is the star.  

Liz Anderson

Department of Social Work gains grant for improving advance care planning in Cherokee community

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded just over $374,500 to WCU’s Department of Social Work to work in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for advance care planning with the Native American community.   

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