Focusing on Veteran Patients

Dr. Julie Decker is teaching nurses how to provide compassionate care for veterans in a hospital setting. She co-authored a chapter in the book Veteran-centered Care in Education and Practice: An Essential Guide for Nursing Faculty, which focuses on educating nurses on understanding why and how veteran patients may need specialized care due to trauma, exposure, and other factors relating to their military service. The book has received two awards. The Sigma Theta Tau 2021 [...]

2022-03-08T15:50:21-05:00March 8th, 2022|

Mountie Nurses Provide Vaccines to the Community

20 of Mount Aloysius College’s nursing students brought the College’s Mercy values into the community through a unique opportunity. On short notice, the nurses in training  traveled to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Johnstown, PA, where they distributed approximately 1,200 vaccines in the span of two days. The vaccine clinic was held by Highlands Health Clinic. The nurses ranged from first-year students to students in their final semester. Students within the nursing program are required [...]

2022-01-26T14:44:30-05:00April 12th, 2021|

Last-Minute Application, Long-Term Benefits

Chung Lip wasn’t planning on getting another degree. But when he was shadowing doctors in different fields, he felt led to take his education in a different direction. He wanted a career that allowed him to work hands-on with patients while spending meaningful time with them. That meant finding a program that shared his mission to help others. “That’s when I decided I wanted to expand my training more into a clinical setting,” Chung said. [...]

2021-01-22T13:45:16-05:00October 27th, 2020|

Prepared for the Pandemic

As an experienced nurse, Raymond Yakelis, ‘81, takes pride in teaching and assisting those younger than him. Raymond works at Ochsner Medical Center, the largest health system in Louisiana, at the West Bank Campus, where he helped to prepare the hospital for the coronavirus outbreak by purchasing supplies in advance. Raymond’s “normal” job is teaching pediatric life support and additional techniques of intraosseous infusion at the hospital. In the past, he has served as an [...]

2020-05-11T17:33:57-04:00May 11th, 2020|

On the Front Lines

When Sabrina Henri, ‘10, ‘20, arrives at work at the Yale-New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, she’s nervous. She’s the most seasoned and experienced RN in her unit, which means that she’s in charge of the 100-bed emergency department in her 500-bed hospital. Her emergency room is currently running at 95% capacity, and her fellow nurses and doctors are busier than they’ve ever been. The hospital is a designated coronavirus testing facility, and it is close [...]

2022-01-26T14:19:19-05:00May 5th, 2020|

Nurse Kinsey is Ready for Liftoff

When a patient is air transported to a hospital, Kinsey Cutchall, ‘13, is there to provide the urgent care they need during the flight. Flight nurses like Kinsey are highly trained to provide life-saving medical services to all her patients. They are there to assist patients during pre-flight and during transport, helping to ease pain and treat conditions on the way to the hospital. Even before she graduated from Mount Aloysius with her associate’s degree, [...]

2020-05-05T13:49:04-04:00May 4th, 2020|

Solid Foundation Helps Nurse Achieve Goals

As a medical oncology nurse practitioner, Katie Fisher, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, ‘13, is tasked with helping patients during their cancer treatments. From helping to manage pain, to assisting patients with daily needs, a medical oncology nurse practitioner is on staff to provide patients with the care they need.  Katie received her bachelor of science in nursing from Mount Aloysius College before going on to obtain a doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of [...]

2020-05-09T12:18:38-04:00May 4th, 2020|

A New Look for Science

Pierce Health and Science Hall is a 31,000 square-foot facility which houses all laboratory science courses and certain allied health programs providing state-of-the-art instructional resources. The addition includes simulation labs that resemble real hospital wings, study lounges and classrooms.

2022-01-27T10:33:31-05:00November 26th, 2019|

Arts for Healing

Dr. Donald Talbot, professor of fine arts at MAC, started the healing outreach with students in his community engagement through the expressive arts class at Mount Aloysius College. Talbot said the exhibition provides participants an opportunity to address their own personal issues and help with their healing. “The show gives them that public recognition, having them be able to take pride in something that they’ve done that’s on public display,” he said. Mount Aloysius students [...]

2021-02-17T15:31:03-05:00November 25th, 2019|

Combining Improv & Nursing

The improvised simulation performance allows both theater and nursing students an opportunity to do what they love and learn at the same time. Courses are held in the new Nursing Simulation Center which is a four-room unit modeled after a real nursing wing. Nursing students use a cutting-edge simulation lab to hone their skills before stepping into hospitals as nurses. Theater students act out family members and patients. This allows them to do what [...]

2020-05-06T15:04:55-04:00November 25th, 2019|

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  • Revolution, love, and comedy will fill the stage as the Mount Aloysius Theatre Department presents "Urinetown: The Musical" in Alumni Hall. Come catch this satirical and dystopian show March 31, April 1, and April 2 at 7:30 p.m with the doors opening at 7:00 p.m.⁠ ⁠ Tickets are free and donations will be accepted to benefit the Tim Michrina Endowed Scholarship Fund.
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