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inPractice Administration SPRING | 2016 Mary Grace Simcox, EdD Nancy Florey Anne Hamill Thomas J. Hulstine Penni Longenecker, PhD Ellen Wylie FROM THE EDITOR Editor Stephanie Ellis One of the many hats I wear at PA College is serving as one of the advisors to our Campus Life Board, a select group of students who represent the student body's voice and plan campus activities. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of witnessing this group participate in service activities such as preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pennsylvania, or leading the charge for an all-campus donation drive to benefit local nonprofits. Time after time, I am amazed at the generosity and willingness to serve that our students (and employees) exhibit. In this issue of inPractice, you can read about how our students are combining their health care education and service to the community in projects that not only help local organizations in need, but in turn prepare them for a lifetime of success as health care professionals. You'll hear from one of our faculty experts who is changing the way students think about providing care-not just prescribing medicine, but also understanding the role that humanities is taking in health care. PA College is also changing the landscape of health care education by launching the first three-year BSN program in the state of Pennsylvania...all this and more in this issue! I trust that you'll be inspired and encouraged after reading these articles to find a way to increase your involvement with PA College. Perhaps you'll apply as a new student in one of our programs? Learn more about a new trend in health care? Maybe register to attend an alumni event or volunteer alongside our students in community service? However you do it, I hope you join us in our continued efforts to impact the local community and beyond! Art Director Wendell Esbenshade Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences ATTN: inPractice Editor 850 Greenfield Road Lancaster, PA 17601 Graphic Designers Sarah Mongeau Michelle Winey IN THIS ISSUE The Art of Health Care 4 There's more to health care than the science of medicine. There's an art to health care. PA College incorporates writing and storytelling into the holistic approach of treating patients. Families Deserve to be Heard 6 As part of the humanities courses at PA College, Christine Ritter created this moving essay about her experience working on the ICU Burn Unit. Read, firsthand, about the art of health care in action. A Heart for Community Service 8 In Your Service, What does working on a horse farm have to do with health care? The answer is everything, when you consider the many different service learning projects that PA College students participate in. New Additions 11 Stephanie Ellis inPractice Editor/Public Relations Manager Send correspondence to: We're growing! PA College is pleased to welcome 13 new employees to the College over the past few months and we hiring more! Check out our jobs online at Introducing: The Three-Year BSN 12 PA College is changing the landscape of health care education by offering the first three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, allowing students to earn their BSN degree faster than ever. The PA College Scorecard 14 PA College was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard as an excellent place to earn your degree quicker, find a job sooner, make a better salary and come out of school with less debt. December Recognition 15 2 inPractice | SPRING 2016 It's always a special time of the year when we celebrate a graduating class! In December 2015, we welcomed more than 100 graduates into the Alumni Association with a special ceremony.

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