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By Teresa Webb Student Mentor, College of Health Professions As a mentor of graduate nursing studens, I have found that many of the traits necessary to performing as a professionally competent nurse are the same traits required to be a successful WGU student who thrives in our self-paced, competency-based educational
For National Nurses Week 2016, we spoke with three of the thousands of outstanding leaders who earned their degrees at WGU and are making a difference through their work in the healthcare industry today. We chatted with them about the challenges and joys of their jobs, the state of the
“Improving Understanding of the Community Care Programs for Veterans and Their Caregivers” Capstone Project by Gianna Bleyer, M.S. Nursing–Leadership and Management Effective written and verbal communication is a universal skill every professional should put effort into developing, whether you’re in an entry-level or management role. Gianna Bleyer’s capstone project for
WGU Night Owl nurses serve many different types of roles in their places of work—whether that be a hospital, school, treatment or care center, or ‘telehealthing’ from home. As part of National Nurses Week, we wanted to take a look at the diversity of nursing roles that exist out there,
Amaechi “George” Ozor grew up in Nigeria surrounded by family, but his parents always planned to send him to the U.S. for college to study environmental science. At the time, Nigeria was just beginning to realize the importance of taking care of the environment and had established a new ministry
Far from the hospital where she works, Jill Howard is working in a hotel room. Handling meetings, taking this interview, and also managing to read the constant texts coming from her real estate agent (she’s selling her house—the task she’s most eager to check off her list). As the chief
Happy National Nurses Week! It takes a very special kind of person to be a nurse. For one thing, you can't be squeamish. For another, you've got to be gentle, compassionate, patient, organized ... ... well, you tell us—what else goes on that list? What traits make an amazing nurse?
Karen Greenberg, MSN Director of Education at Southern Hills Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada (HCA) She’s a team of one, so getting it all done takes skill—but mostly, it’s a passion for service. Karen Greenberg is the Director of Education for Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. In a conversation with
In the aftermath of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015, UCC alum and current WGU student D’Dee Hopkins coordinated and managed a crisis hotline for the local community. D’Dee has worked for Architrave Physician Services since 2014 and was tasked by local physicians to
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) may not be a part of the hospital that most of us are familiar with. However, it is the crucial corner of any major hospital where newborn babies needing intensive medical attention are often admitted. Some babies have difficulty making their transition into the
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