“Get Ready for Spring Break” Health Fair

The Community Health Theory class will be conducting a Health Fair on March 6 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm on campus in the main Kress Events Center entrance door walkway located to the right of the desk.   The interesting list of topics to be covered by our Community Health Nursing students include:

Skin Cancer Prevention- Staying Safe in the Sun
… 54218: Brown County’s Innovative Approach to increase the Health of its Youth (5 fruits & Veggies, 4 bottles of water, 2 hours of exercise, 1 hour of screen time per night, and 8 hours of sleep/day).
The Dangers of Binge Drinking
The Ugly effects of Tobacco Use
Triglycerides and your Health
Danger: High voltage Energy Drinks may be hazardous to your health!
Headaches vs. Migraines: What is the difference and how to make best use of OTC pain meds.
Health effects of Marijuana use

Stop by the table in the Kress Center located near the Main Entrance Door Walkway to find out about these important topics. Make your spring break safer!

December 2012 Graduates


Congratulations to our December Nursing Graduates! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!Brown — Casaundra Collins, Jessica Kimps**, Margaret Peterson*** (distinction in the major), Virginia Riggs, Casey Tibaldo, and Raychel Witt, Green Bay; and Margaret Block and Jennifer Murdock* (distinction in the major), Suamico.
Door — Gwen Haight, Vera Heubel*, Nichole Krishka, and Jeffery Ulrich, Sturgeon Bay.
Eau Claire — Nicole O’Donnell, Eau Claire.
Kewaunee — Micky Wilde***, Denmark.
Lincoln — Lisa Gervais, Merrill.
Manitowoc — Tiffany Bratz, Kiel; and Theresa McCarthy, Manitowoc.
Marathon — Trina Kaiser**, Stratford; David Linke, Wausau; and Angel Copa, Weston.
Marinette — Melissa Chmela, Marinette; and Sherri Mangan, Niagara.
Milwaukee — Duachy Vang, Milwaukee.
Outagamie — Idowu Olaoye, Appleton; and April Oja, Freedom.
Rock — Cathy Monahan, Beloit.
Shawano — Elizabeth Borchardt**, Wittenberg.
Vilas — Maria Zingler, Eagle River.
Washington — Donna Poole*, West Bend.
Waupaca — Katie Wisnefske, New London.
Other states — Kim Crinklaw, Davis, California; Karla Severson, Sherman Oaks, California; Patrycja Quade, Norwalk, Connecticut; Robert Quade, Norwalk, Connecticut; Rita Kaplan, Coral Springs, Florida; Jacob Weinstein, Orlando, Florida; Theresa Wojciak, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Margaret Katz, Chicago, Illinois; Peter Rosen, Iowa City, Iowa; Sharon Weber, Caspian, Michigan; Lori Wencl, Owatonna, Minnesota; Jill Seward, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota; Rebecca Grandstrand, Woodbury, Minnesota; Jessica Shires, Salem, Oregon; Christine Pellegrini, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; and Nancy Savage, Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Those students receiving bachelor’s degrees with academic honors are indicated by *cum laude, **magna cum laude, and ***summa cum laude. The students are listed under the county of their permanent home address.

Faculty Collaborate to Publish Chapter on E-Learning

Faculty members from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Nursing (including Brenda Tyczkowski, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Chris Vandenhouten and Janet Reilly) co-authored a chapter with e-learning consultant Eric Bauman entitled “An interface design evaluation of courses in a nursing program using an e-learning framework: a case study” in a just released book, “Interface design for virtual environments: challenges and advances”, (pp. 285-304)  compiled and edited by Dr. Badrul Kahn, a worldwide authority on E-Learning.  The book has been published by IGI Global and is available on the publisher’s website. (http://www.igi-global.com/)

 Interface design refers to the overall look and feel of an e-learning program by the end user (Hall, as cited in Khan, 2005). Dr. Kahn participated as a keynote presenter at the statewide conference on E-Learning in Nursing Education that was hosted by UW-Green Bay in April of this year.  The chapter evaluates courses in the BSN@HOME Program, an early fully online RN (Registered Nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program which started in 1995 to serve associate degree and diploma prepared nurses throughout the state of Wisconsin desiring a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  This statewide program continues to be delivered collaboratively by UW-Green Bay along with UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire.

Group Airfare for Mexico Trip!

Great news for anyone interested in the Mexico Study Trip.  Due to the interest in this Spanish immersion opportunity, Dr. Vandenhouten has negotiated group airfare for anyone leaving from Northeast Wisconsin.  More details will follow once fares are finalized.

Also, anyone interested in  taking the course not for credit may audit the course.  Finally, anyone wanting to take the course for only two credits can register for two credits rather than three.  For alumni and others not needing the graded credits for degree attainment, auditing two credits may be ideal.  Taking the course for three credits will requre completion of a project after returning from Mexico, while two credits will not require a project.  

Anyone still interested should contact one of our advisors soon as registrations should be made by October 1.  If you have additional questions, especially related to airfare and travel itinerary, contact Dr. Vandenhouten at vandenhc@uwgb.edu.

Mexico Study Trip – January 2-16, 2012

Dr. Christine Vandenhouten, Assistant Professor, invites our Nursing students alumni and community members to join her to travel to Cuernavaca, Mexico – the city of Eternal Spring – from January 2-26, 2012.  Participants will learn about the Mexican Healthcare system, hear from a Mexican “Partera” or Midwife about delivering babies, visit cultural sites and learn Spanish for Healthcare professionals.  There is no language pre-requisite.

Nursing students can earn three credits (course 499) to fulfill either World Culture, Therapeutic Nursing Intervention, Special Topics in Nursing, or partial credit toward Community Health Practicum.  (An independent project to be completed by March 31, 2012 will follow the trip for students wishing the three credits.)   Cost is about $1900 for meals, lodging, entrance fees, excursions and instruction.  There  is a $165 International Education Application Fee and airfare must be indivdually arranged.

For more information and to allow adequate time for application and registration, please contact either Jennifer Schwahn (schwahnj@uwgb.edu) or Sharon Gajeski (gajeskis@uwgb.edu) one of our Nursing Advisors by September 15.