News Archive


2017


October

MUNSON graduate questions relevancy of NCLEX licensing exam

As a bachelor of nursing student in the School of Nursing (SON), Megan Carey was no shrinking violet.

June

School of Nursing dean among RNs honoured for Canada's 150th birthday

Congrats to our own MUNSON dean, Dr. Alice Gaudine! As part of the celebrations to mark Canada's 150th year, she's one of 150 nurses being honoured across the country by the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA.)

New MN grad's research has her colleagues talking

New master of nursing (MN) graduate Deanne Curnew is onto something that has her health-care colleagues talking — and inviting her to speak at conferences.

May

New BN graduates receive their degrees this Friday

Wow - our new bachelor of Nursing graduates are ready to graduate! Use #MUNgrad17 to share your convocation congrats, photos, student successes and special moments via social media.

Opening the door to learning

Opening our doors to alumni and friends during our 50th anniversary was exciting too! We celebrated the unveiling of a new learning space for students, the Cahill Nursing Simulation Centre, made possible with a generous donation from 1979 alumna Mrs. Doreen (Power) Cahill

MUNSON alumna shares her knowledge

Kudos to MUNSON alumna Tara O'Keefe who gets a nod from the Mount Pearl Lions Club for sharing her knowledge about Diabetes care.

April

Hats off to high-achieving faculty

Congratulations to our own Drs. April Manuel and Julia Lukewich!

These two School of Nursing (SON) faculty members have recently earned awards for their research prowess.

March

Celebrating achievement and generosity at annual ceremony

Our annual School of Nursing Scholarships and Awards ceremony highlighted the success or undergraduate and graduate students, and recognized the generosity of donor families.

February

School of Nursing Crest Ceremony welcomes first-year students

First-year bachelor of Nursing students in the four-year option and two-year fast-track option receive their crests during the annual School of Nursing Crest Ceremony.

 

January

President's Report highlights MUNSON stories

The 2016 President's Report features some familiar faces here at the School of Nursing. Have a peek inside this digital document from the past year, including a high-scoring nursing student and a few unsung heroines of the First World War.


2016


November

MUNSON 4th year named Atlantic University Sport MVP

Memorial School of Nursing fourth-year student Jessie Noseworthy and members of the women's soccer Sea~Hawks were well-represented on the list of 2016 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) soccer all-stars and major award winners recently announced

October

Alumni reunite for MUNSON's 50th Anniversary gala and open house

What happens when you bring almost 300 alumni and friends together over one awesome weekend to celebrate an auspicious occasion? You get MUNSON's 50 Anniversary gala, and Open House, along with these great pictures! https://www.facebook.com/pg/School-of-Nursing-Memorial-University-196576727034976/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1616374798388488

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SON faculty uncover lost stories about Newfoundland's wartime nurses

When Maysie Parsons of Harbour Grace graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing in St. John's in 1914, young men from her hometown were already leaving for Europe to fight in the First World War.

September

Amazing alumni named Outstanding Community Service recipient

Congratulations to School of Nursing (SON) alumni Christopher Nolan, recipient of the Outstanding Community Service Award in this year's 2016 Alumni Tribute Awards.

July

Faculty members wins best poster at national cancer conference

The School of Nursing's (SON) Dr. Anne Kearney was pleasantly surprised when she won best poster at the 2016 Applied Research for Cancer Control Conference (ARCC) held this past spring in Toronto for her poster Population-based Mammography Screening is Not an Effective Breast Cancer Control Strategy.

June

Annual nursing conference heads to St. John's

Nursing Education in the Atlantic Region: Past, Present and Future is the theme of this year's Atlantic Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (ARCASN) annual conference being held in St. John's, Newfoundland this June 10-12, 2016. That's in just a week!

 

New graduate has mature world view and firm belief in public health care

Nursing graduate Rosa Diaz Armas' path to Memorial began in her hometown of Lima, Peru and reached all the way to the home of her mother's childhood friend, a retired nurse living in Toronto.

March

Nursing the goats and other critters

It's not every day in the School of Nursing that a student announces to her classmates she's just sold a goat.

Nursing professors raise a cuppa to conversation and action on mental health

Drs. Maddigan and Snow share a keen interest in mental health that dates back to their days as bachelor of nursing (BN) students in the SON.

January

Nursing students practice roles as health educators

The topics were timely. The displays interactive and colourful, and you could win a prize if you stopped to ask a question.


2015


December

Terra Nova Granny (and retired SON prof) still making a difference!

Dr. Kay Matthews is a retired Memorial School of Nursing (SON) faculty member, an honorary graduate of Memorial University, a retired mid-wife and registered nurse.

November

Nursing student wins national service award

Nursing student Jessie Noseworthy has become the second Memorial Sea-Hawk to win the national Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Student-Athlete Community Service award.

October

New nursing grad interested in nature and nuture

With a master's of science in plant ecology, Costa Kasimos has a well-earned green thumb that he's put to good use helping build a community garden in the west end of St. John's.

Learsning lung sounds the focus of interdisciplinary collaboraboration

The SON's Dr. Creina Twomey was part of a team that helped develop multimedia software for listening to lung sounds, an invaluable clinical tool for nursing students.

September

Going online a 'game-changer' for nurses

Registered nurse Else Leon arrived for her first ever visit to Newfoundland and Labrador last May, just in time for Spring Convocation, and the School of Nursing's (SON) annual graduation ceremony.

SON prof wins award for international service

Looking over her resume from more than a decade of international development work, Dr. Donna Moralejo, associate dean (graduate programs) at Memorial's School of Nursing, can't say for sure but thinks it was her interest in travel to remote destinations that led to her first volunteer project.

August

A gold star and a maximum seven-year accreditation for MUN's BN program

Memorial University's bachelor of nursing (BN) (collaborative) program has once again achieved the gold standard in nursing education, a full seven-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

June

Putting research into practice focus of conference

A nurse researcher known internationally for helping put nursing research into practice is keynote speaker and presenter at the Research and Practice: Bridging the Gap, the Nursing Research Day Conference set to get started Tuesday, June 9 at the School of Nursing.

May

Nursing grad finds her niche in research

Victoria Morgan sees graduate work in her future.

It's not that she's psychic, or has a crystal ball; it's just that she's hooked on research.

Leading nurse researcher headlines conference

Leading nurse researcher and educator Dr. Janice Morse headlines this year's Nursing Research Day conference, Nursing and Research: Bridging the Gap on June 8 and 9 at the School of Nursing and the Centre for Nursing Studies.

March

Research in Focus: Nursing, Pharmacy, Music and Faculty of Business Administration

“Our mission is to provide world-class education, to provide research that is both rigorous and relevant and to engage in ways with the community to increase the social and economic wellbeing of the province,” said Dr. Wilf Zerbe, dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

 

Scholarship and Awards ceremony fast approaching

Mark your calendars for our annual School of Nursing Scholarships and Awards ceremony coming up Tues., March 24 at 6:30 pm.

Annual charity ball a fun night out for a good cause

Planning for this year's 17th annual Nursing Charity Ball, set for March 28 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's, is well underway.

February

Nursing student helps create soccer history!

SOCCER HISTORY: Nursing student Jessie Noseworthy and MUN's women Sea`Hawks celebrate the team's first ever 2014 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship during a ceremony at the Field House recently.

January

A place where everyone knows his name

It’s not exactly like being a rock star, but working as a young registered nurse at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre comes with name recognition!

Annual crest ceremony coming up

Welcoming new first-year students to the profession of nursing is an important function of the anniual crest ceremony.

Nursing society gets cooking at Ronald McDonald House

Before getting back to the books for the second semester at Memorial's School of Nursing, members of the school's nursing society spent a busy afternoon planning, preparing and serving up an evening meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House.


2014


December

Teaching is an art well-worth the time

School of Nursing (SON) professor, Dr. Karen Parsons' says her favourite teaching venue is the classroom.

Nursing students really do make a difference!

It started as a project for Dr. Sandy MacDonald's fourth-year course in complex care. When SON students launched Spread the Net in 2012, they had hoped to raise $1,000 to help fight malaraia deaths in Africa. Now a new report is saying that there's been a dramatic cut in malaria deaths thanks to the efforts of many!

 

 

Dean of Memorial's School of Nursing appointed to five-year term

Dr. Alice Gaudine has been appointed dean of Memorial University's School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term

November

Collaborative research gives voice to the Deaf community

Dr. Sandy LeFort has spent over 25 years studying how people experience pain, and how to better assess and manage it. She's been a pioneering voice in the field

Nursing students explore health beliefs and traditions

What does it mean to be culturally competent, and why does it matter?

Those were questions put to School of Nursing fast-track students in Dr. Caroline Porr's class, Developing Therapeutic Relationships.

Students gown up for infection prevention and control

With the beginning of influenza season, fourth-year nursing students gown-up for a day of workshops and practice sessions about infection prevention and control.

 

 

October

SON reunion finds right ingredients for success!

Take a group of School of Nursing (SON) alumni (some of whom haven't seen each other in years), sprinkle in some SON friends, faculty and staff, add a yummy chocolate buffet created by the Newfoundland Chocolate Company, and what to you get?

A recipe for a fun time, that's what!

New graduate survey comes with spiffy incentive

Here's an incentive for filling out the 2013 Graduate Survey that could have someone looking pretty spiffy and visiting the uniform shop of their choice!

Noted nursing scholar delivers Margaret McLean lecture

Dr. Margaret Harrison, professor emerita at Queen's University School of Nursing, delivers the Margaret McLean lecture in Nursing on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm in the main auditorium of the HSC.

September

SON student and soccer star earns athletic title

Congratulations to second-year School of Nursing (SON) studen and star soccer player Jessie Noseworthy!

 

Students return from Honduras full of admiration and appreciation

They didn't go to Honduras expecting to change the world, but helping 600 of the country's poor felt pretty good to fourth-year nursing students Jordan Chapman and Jess Conrod of Memorial University's School of Nursing.

Registration opens for SON Reunion 2014

You can now register for our School of Nursing (SON) Reunion 2014!

Just go to the reunion site and get started! You don't want to miss our Mix and Mingle evening on Friday, Oct. 24, or our class events the following day.

New nursing students get oriented!

New students in the School of Nursing's (SON) regular stream and fast track bachelor of nursing (BN) (Collaborative) program receive warm greetings from the SON's Nursing Society, administration, faculty and staff during orientation.

July

Reunion 2014 in the air!

These happy faces belong to graduates from the School of Nursing's Class of 1979, which is just one of several glasses getting together this fall for a big party called Reunion 2014!

Act of healing inspires nursing student

The Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto is a busy and renowned trauma centre for burn injury patients across Ontario.

 

Nursing - it's for the boys too!

What does a former executive director of Planned Parenthood who researched invasive plant species for his master's degree in biology have in common with a former carpenter and part-time musician who built movie sets in the Bell Island mine tunnels, and played bass in The Kremlin (the band, not the Russian seat of government!)?

Save the date for SON Reunion 2014

We're bringing together SON graduates from the classes of 2004/1999/1994/1989/1984/1979/1974, from our MN program (years 84-92), and from our outpost nursing program, as part of this fall's Reunion 2014! We want to see you there!

 

June

Looking out for learning opportunities

 

 

Luke Redmond sees just about every experience as a great learning opportunity.

The friendly and outgoing Mr. Redmond is one of two students from Memorial's School of Nursing who've moved to picturesque Bonavista for employment at the local Bonavista Hospital.

May

Nursing student named Memorial's student volunteer of the year!

A nursing student, imminent graduate and native of war-torn Kosovo was named the 2014 Student Volunteer of the Year during the recent 28th Annual Memorial Volunteer Day Awards.

A work of heart leads to national award nomination

With her background in cardiovascular nursing, Dr. April Manuel of Memorial's School of Nursing has a long-standing interest in matters of the heart.

 

 

April

Link to BN post RN course offerings now available

The BN post RN program will be phased out over a three-year-period, to give current students opportunity to complete their degree at Memorial's School of Nursing. Students can now check the website for a list of courses offered over the next three years.

Simple technology at the heart of unique research project

It started with a question posed by Dr. Fadi Khraim, a faculty member in the School of Nursing at Memorial University.

 

Night out features fancy frocks and fundraising

Nursing students leave their running shoes and uniforms at home, switch to something sparky for a fun fundraiser that has supported local community-based organizations for 16 years. 

March

Students have a ball raising funds for charity

The annual Nursing Charity Ball has almost 16 years of history going for it! Not only is it a fun night our for students, faculty and staff at the School of Nursing and the Centre for Nursing Studies, it's a major fundraiser for local charity and one way students give back to community.

Scholarships available for nursing students

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships and awards in the School of Nursing's (SON) Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program. These scholarships can help make student life a little bit easier. 

Student earns "hat trick" in volunteer recognition

Fourth-year SON student Elbonita Kozhani says after signing up to volunteer on campus she's been "on fire" and is always on the look-out for new opportunities. She won a VIP award for her efforts recently.

Labrador placements hone skills and open doors for nursing students

For Julia Kemp and two of her classmates, life up north was more than adventure; it was about building skills, gaining independance, and opening the door to employment possibiliites.

February

School of Nursing celebrates achievement and generosity at scholarship and awards ceremony

The School of Nursing's Scholarship and Award Ceremony held recenty celebrated the achievements of students and the generosity of donors at a special event that brought together students, donors, faculty, family and friends.

Long-time faculty member had strong presence in School of Nursing

The School of Nursing (SON) family at Memorial University will sorely miss their long-time friend and colleague, Mrs. Marilyn Marsh, a popular and dedicated associate professor who passed away earlier this week.

St. John's Campus reopening at 1 pm!

The St. John's Campus will reopen at 1 pm this afternoon!

Faculty member helps ring in Heart month

 

Dr. April Manuel and colleagues from the Heart and Stroke Foundation join Susan Sullivan, minister of Health and Community Services, to ring in Heart Month.

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Tragic event leads to "something amazing" for nursing student

If you met her on campus, you'd never guess that Elbonita Kozhani's journey to Memorial  involved late night escapes past gunfire and burning villages in Kosovo to refugee camps in Macedonia.

January

Cooking for community

Way to go nursing students! This past weekend the SON's Nursing Society rolled up their sleeves and cooked up a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House in St. John's.

 

Annual charity ball a fun night out for a great cause

Guess who's turning sweet 16 in 2014? It's the annual Nursing Charity Ball, the fun-filled night out that celebrates nursing and raises funds for a great cause!

School of Nursing earns recognition and scholarships at annual event

Memorial's School of Nursing was well-represented at the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador's (ARNNL) annual education and research trust presentation held recently in St. John's.


2013


December

Exam schedule in case of storm closure

Should some wild winter weather come our way and force a university closure on Monday, Dec. 16, exams scheduled for that day would take place Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the same time, though in different locations. Here's a schedule:

0900-1100 Hours, NURS 1016 002, Room H3454 {Dr. K.... Parsons & Prof. C. Brown}
1200-2:00 Hours, NURS 2014 003, Room Main Auditorium {Profs. L. Vivian-Book & D. Maddalena}
0900-1100 Hours, NURS 3104 001, Room H2956 {Profs. D. Best & J. Kille Marino}

Faculty member makes important contribution to nephrology health care

A faculty member at Memorial's School of Nursing received an award at the 2013 Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists conference held recently in St. John’s for a paper deemed to...."have made the most significant contribution to the field of nephrology health care."  

November

Visiting UK professor seeks to build partnerships with School of Nursing

 

The University of Hull in Yorkshire, where Dr. Steven Ersser serves as dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care, has more than one thing in common with Memorial University.

First student-run Get Swabbed event a huge success

Nursing students in Dr. Sandra MacDonald’s fourth-year complex care class at Memorial’s School of Nursing turned a great learning experience into an event that has potential to help cancer patients around the world!

October

Congratulations graduates!

You can never say congratulations too many times. So CONGRATULATIONS (once again) to our new grads from the B.N. (collaborative) program (fast-track, regular stream and post RN). Kudos also to our master of nursing graduates! Well done everyone.

Congratulations graduates

You can never say congratulations too many times....CONGRATULATIONS (once again) to our new grads from the B.N. (collaborative) program (fast-track, regular stream and post RN). Kudos also to our master of nursing graduates! Well done everyone.

Busy student juggles studies and parenting to reach her goal

Deanne Smith is one of 27 students in the Bachelor of Nursing (fast-track) program who will graduate this Friday, Oct. 25. She'll receive her nursing degree at convocation in the morning, and in the afternoon receives her School of Nursing pin.

Reunion 2013 in pictures

Our School of Nursing welcome reception held as part of Memorial’s Reunion 2013 was lots of fun. Check out these photos of alumni, retired faculty, students, and staff.

Dean pro tempore appointed to School of Nursing

The Board of Regents at Memorial University has approved the appointment of Dr. Alice Gaudine as dean pro tempore of the School of Nursing effective Sept. 20, 2013. A long-time faculty member in the school, she takes over from Dr. Judith McFetridge-Durdle who is resigning to become dean of the College of Nursing at Florida State University.

Sharing of good ideas focus of regional conference

Sharing good ideas that can be easily adapted for the needs of a particular school was the main focus of the Atlantic regional conference of the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) held recently in Cape Breton.

August

Get orientated to the School of Nursing

Orientation for new students in the School of Nursing (regular stream and fast track) takes place next Tues., September 5. We look forward to welcoming you!

July

Dean accepts new position at Florida State University

After four years as dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, Dr. Judith McFetridge-Durdle, has accepted a new position as dean of the College of Nursing, at Florida State University. She takes up her new role on Dec. 2, 2013.

June

June 2013 update on BN post RN program

The BN post RN program will be phased out over a three-year-period, to give current students opportunity to complete their degree at Memorial's School of Nursing. The program will close effective August 31, 2016.

Ceremony a family affair for new graduates

The School of Nursing's recent graduate ceremony celebrated the achievements of new graduates at all stages of their academic careers.

June issue features School of Nursing master's students

School of Nursing master's students are featured in the June issue of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Infomatics.

BN (Post RN) program update

Here's more information for students about the School of Nursing's BN (Post RN) program.

May

School of Nursing celebrates graduation

It's Convocation season at Memorial University, and the School of Nursing is getting ready to honour new graduates during its annual graduation and awards ceremony on Friday afternoon, May 31.

School of Nursing welcomes newest PhD

Congratulations to Dr. April Manuel for earning her newly-minted PhD! Dr. Manuel teaches at Memorial University’s School of Nursing. Her dissertion about the experience of people living with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is the first qualitiative study to focus on ARVC, a deadly genetic heart condition that can cause sudden death.

Faculty member brings spirituality to nursing

Doreen Westera's work about spirituality in nursing education and practice is not only valued in this province, but is in demand nationally and around the world.

April

Nursing Society receives kudos at volunteer day ceremony

Kudos to the School of Nursing's Nursing Society for being awesome, and for earning a nomination for Memorial University’s 2013 volunteer society of the year award!

March

Fun evening out raises funds for community

Plans for this year's annual Nursing Charity Ball are well underway. Students from the School of Nursing (SON) and Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) are working together to ensure another successful year for this 15th annual event.

Students receive crests and warm welcome during annual ceremony

Nursing students receive School of Nursing crests and words of wisdom during annual crest ceremony that welcomes regular stream and fast-track students into the profession of nursing.

February

Admissions suspended to Bachelor of Nursing (Post RN) program

Due to increasing program costs and falling provincial enrolments, admissions to the BN (Post RN) program have been suspended pending a review.

Students nap award, influence policy at national conference
Nursing students garnered lots of attention during the annual Canadian Nursing Student's Assocation national conference. They influenced policy, debated national issues, and won a nice award!
Nursing students nap award, influence policy at national conference
School of Nursing students garnered lots of attention at the national Canadian Nursing Student's Association (CNSA) conference held recently in Halifax. They presented resolutions, debated national issues and won an award!
Students nab award, influence policy at national conference
School of Nursing students garnered lots of attention at the national Canadian Nursing Student's conference in Halifax recently. They passed resolutions, debated national issues and walked away with a nice award!
Students get baking for Spread the Net
Support Memorial's Spread the Net campaign on the St. John's Campus! School of Nursing students are hosting a bake sale in the main lobby of the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Students lend their hands (and hearts) to support fundraiser
Nursing students have big hearts! They're pitching in to help make An Evening with Heart a success. The event is organized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and features fun, food, fashion and special guests.

January

Spread the Net plans yummy fundraisers
Spread the Net on the St. John's Campus has some yummy fundraisers coming up! On February 5th in the main lobby of the Health Sciences Centre. Spread the Net organizers from the School of Nursing are holding a bake sale to help raise money for the purchase of anti-malaria mosquito nets.
Spread the Net plans yummy fundraisers
Spread the Net on the St. John's Campus has some yummy fundraisers coming up! On February 5th in the main lobby of the Health Sciences Centre. Spread the Net organizers from the School of Nursing are holding a bake sale to help raise money for the purchase of anti-malaria mosquito nets.
School of Nursing researcher profiled on national website
The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) profiles Dr. Wendy Young and the research project she leads that looks at ways to help older Canadians with age-related illnesses stay digitally connected.
Spread the Net team vying to nab number one!
Memorial's Spread the Net campaign on the St/ John's Campus is vying for first place! The team is currently in second spot among 16 other university/college teams across the country, with just over $2,000 raised for the purchase of anti-malaria mosquito nets.
Save the date for an evening with heart!
The School of Nursing's student-led subchapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is once-again involved once in An Evening With Heart coming up in early February. The much-anticipated special event celebrates fashion, fun and food, and features special guest Chantal Kreviazuk.

2012


December

School of Nursing faculty member heads up award-winning research team
School of Nursing faculty member Dr. Wendy Young and her team of researchers from Memorial win an award for assessing age-friendliness in St. John's.

November

New scholarships and award highlight inaugural ceremony
Dr. Judith McFetridge-Durdle, dean of Memorial's School of Nursing, welcomed students, awards winners, donors and special guests to the inaugural scholarship and awards ceremony.
Nursing students launch Spread the Net
Read about how nursing students on the St. John's Campus are working to make a difference in the fight against malaria. They have launched Spread the Net and invite you to get involved!
Students celebrate National Student Nursing Week
The Canadian Nursing Students' Association is celebrating National Student Nursing Week with fundraisers, fun events, and food!

October

School of Nursing holds fall graduation ceremony
Friday Oct. 19 is a big day for over 30 nursing graduates who officially mark the beginning of their nursing careers at the annual School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony.
School of Nursing holds graduation ceremony
Memorial's School of Nursing will holds its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Margaret (Pegi) Earle, executive director of the Assocation of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, is the special guest speaker for the event.
Planned Power Outage
On Saturday, October 13th there will be a power outage (normal power only and not emergency power) at the Health Sciences Centre. Lighting, receptacles and ventilation in the School of Nursing will not be in operation during the day, from about 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

April

2012 Charity Ball a huge success!
Students raise more than $10,000 for local charity.

March

Infection control education earns SON faculty a national award
Dr. Donna Moralejo has received an Award of Merit for her work on training modules to help healthcare workers control infections. The award comes from the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada (CHICA-Canada).
School planning a warm welcome for first-year students
The School of Nursing is inviting students, faculty, retired faculty, staff and alumni to attend the third annual Crest Ceremony on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the main auditorium, Health Sciences Centre.
Heart Truth Fashion show shines in its third year
The Heart Truth Fashion Show (or Red Dress Event) took place on February 11 at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s. Guests were treated to a gourmet meal, a fashion show, as well as entertainment and dancing by the Kelly Ann Evans band.
Nursing students and alumnae awarded for their volunteer work
“Every single smile and ‘thank you’ that I received made my effort and time worthwhile. Volunteering in a new society and community definitely provides experiences that money cannot buy. Although I am very busy with my studies now, I will definitely continue to volunteer in the future.”
Pain research student gains valuable experience at Memorial
The School of Nursing had a special visitor recently. PhD student, Ella (Elizabeth) Mann, from the School of Nursing at Queen’s University in Kingston was here to work with Dr. Sandra LeFort on pain-related research. She came here on a Trainee Research Interchange Program from the Canadian Pain Society.
SON student elected regional director at national conference
Third-year nursing student Leslie Brown has been elected Atlantic regional director for the Canadian Nursing Schools Association (CNSA). Ms. Brown, who hadn't intended on running, was elected recently at the CNSA 2012 national conference in Saskatchewan.

February

Pain research student gains valuable experience at Memorial
The School of Nursing has a special visitor. PhD student, Ella (Elizabeth) Mann, from the School of Nursing at Queen’s University in Kingston is here to work with Dr. Sandra LeFort on pain-related research. She came here on a Trainee Research Interchange Program from the Canadian Pain Society.
Mayor of St. John's visits SON students
Mayor Dennis O'Keefe visited the School of Nursing recently to share some of his experiences with cardic illness.
You and your patient – beyond HIV - - a multi-disciplinary conference for healthcare providers
You are training to become a health care professional. You will interact with patients over minutes, hours, weeks or years. You will work in offices, clinics, pharmacies, care facilities, ambulances and more. You will treat people for a variety of reasons. Some of them may be affected by HIV or AIDS.
BN information session taking place today
Notice to students: The BN information sessions with Anita Ludlow at St. John’s for MUN and CNS students that was scheduled for yesterday has been rescheduled for today, Feb. 1: Time: 1:00- 4:00pm Location: Auditorium - HSC Lunch will be provided at 1 p.m.
Heart Truth
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is thrilled to present its annual Heart Truth event - “An Evening with Heart” - at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s on February 11th, 2012.

January

Interested in nursing?
If you're interested in a career in nursing, join us for an information session to find out how to get started and get all your questions answered.

2011


November

Book launch for two SON faculty
SON faculty member Marilyn Beaton and retired faculty member Jeanette Walsh recently released their third volume in the best-selling nursing history series.
Tea with the High Commission
A team of researchers from Memorial has been invited to a symposium being held by the Canadian High Commission, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Aging, the New Dynamics of Aging, and the Young Foundation. The symposium, entitled Innovations for our aging populations, is being held in London, UK on Nov. 25.
The art of Nursing: Taking communication outside the box
The students in Dr. Robert Meadus' Nursing 1003 class are getting a chance to play with paper and paints this term. Dr. Meadus teaches Developing Therapeutic Relationships and, for the first time, is incorporating art into the curriculum.
Memorial researchers to survey St. John’s residents
Researchers at Memorial will be surveying residents of St. John’s during the next few weeks. Dr. Wendy Young, Memorial’s Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging, is working with the City of St. John’s Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Seniors (MACS) to collect information from residents about housing, transportation and other factors related to well-being.

October

Today: BACHELOR OF NURSING (COLLABORATIVE) PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION
Are you interested in becoming a nurse? Or do you know someone who is? There's an information session happening to start you in the right direction.
Hat’s off!
The School of Nursing held its annual graduation and awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Twenty-seven graduates from the Bachelor of Nursing Program (25 from the BN (Collaborative) Fast Track Option and two from the BN (Collaborative) Program, as well as three graduates from the bachelor of nursing (post-RN) program and six Nurse Practitioners from the Centre for Nursing Studies.
TODAY: Coffee, muffins and guest speaker
Dawn LeBlanc was the first civilian invited to CFS Alert with the Canadian Forces. Find out about her real world experience next Friday, Oct. 21.

September

Dr. Shirley Solberg speaking at CAN CARES
Our Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research has been invited to talk about the latest in arthritis research.
Visiting Professor and Health Scholar bring lessons on building a research program and PD for faculty
On Wednesday, September 21, Professor Carol McWilliam from the University of Western Ontario and Dr. Kathryn King-Shier from the University of Calgary will be here to meet with faculy and talk about research.
Living with Kidney Cancer
Students are invited to a talk by Mr. Daniel Mosher Wednesday September 14th 1-2 p.m. Medical School Auditorium Sponsored by Kidney Cancer Canada – NL and the School of Nursing All welcome!
Shinerama
Friday, Sept. 9 is Shine Day! Come out and support School of Nursing Students and a great cause!

August

Helping Older Workers Remain in Employment Longer
Dr. Lan Gien is looking for workers -or those seeking work- (aged 50 years and older), to take part in a study.
School of Nursing alumnae elected to the Board of Regents
Pegi Earle has been elected to Memorial's Board of Regents. The election of alumni representatives was finalized on Aug. 4, with five new representatives and one incumbent.

July

Nursing Research Conference
"Showcasing Nursing Scholarship" is the theme of the conference being held in Corner Brook on Sept. 17, 2011.
Nursing Reunion - Class of 86'
School of Nursing alumni are celebrating the momentous occasion of the 25th anniversary of the nursing class of 86'. Planning is underway for a graduates only evening in St. John's and an overnight excursion to Woody Island. Come along and reunite with old friends and classmates. It promises to be an enjoyable two days!

Contact

School of Nursing

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca