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SUMMER | 2018

Mary Grace Simcox, EdD
Nancy Florey
Anne Hamill
Thomas J. Hulstine
Penni Longenecker, PhD
Ellen Wylie



Megan Boulden
Wendell Esbenshade

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Danielle Beck of the
William and Gemima
Brossman Charitable
Foundation visited
campus to meet
Allyson Wivell, a
sonography student
who received the
first-ever Brossman
Foundation Endowed
A group of students
traveled to the Ronald
McDonald House in
Hershey to prepare a
meal for residents and
their families.

Karen Jenkins
Sarah Mongeau

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Career & Graduation Week


From mock interviews to workshops, Career & Graduation Week offers students
the opportunity to prepare for entering the professional workforce. Check out
highlights of this special week of programming!

Critical Clinicals

May graduates
celebrated their
accomplishments at
the May Recognition
Ceremony. Check out
the next few pages
for more graduation

The College
Community enjoyed
free food, prizes and
entertainment at the
annual Meet & Eat
in April. Food was
provided by several
local food trucks.

Mathematics in Nursing


Math is obviously an essential skill for nurses when calculating medication
dosages, but it can be one of the trickiest to teach effectively. Hear about
how two PA College faculty members are researching ways to strengthen
connections between math and clinical care.

Did You Check In?


To help ease the stress of the first few weeks of nursing school, faculty
banded together to create a brief but powerful five-minute check-in program,
known as "The Chicken." See how this effective tool is already making a
difference for new nursing students!

An Unlikely Reunion

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Sure, we have an amazing simulation space at the new campus, but clinicals
remain the cornerstone of a hands-on education at PA College. However,
things have changed since the days of weeks and weeks in the same
specialty. Read on to learn about what clinicals look like for students today.

When Mary Coldren Kurian, our oldest alumnus (as far as we know!) at
age 103, met current student Cassie Kohr, a strong bond formed over the
nursing student experience these two women shared, decades apart.

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