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Hartwick College Department of Nursing's Mission
Our mission is to educate a highly qualified, self-directed nurse who will competently function in the present and rapidly changing healthcare system of the future. The graduate will possess the personal, intellectual, and social skills necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing interdependent and diversified world.

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Voice: 607-431-4780
Fax: 607-431-4850

Congratulations to the Class of 2013
The Nursing Department celebrated this year's Nursing graduates on May 24 during the annual Pinning Ceremony in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall. View the photo gallery of the event.

Call for Nominations
The Hartwick College Department of Nursing Alumni Committee is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. Our alumni represent the Department and College locally, nationally, and internationally through their work as nursing professionals. The Department takes pride in the accomplishments of its alumni, and needs assistance in identifying those who meet the following award criteria: The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Nursing's Alumni Committee to an alumna or alumnus who has demonstrated continuous, outstanding, creative, and exemplary contributions to the profession of nursing or to healthcare. Nominees must be Hartwick College Nursing graduates and will be considered on the basis of leadership, achievement, and contribution in the areas of academia, administration, clinical practice, research, and/or service (professional and community). When submitting nominations, please indicate the area in which the nominee should be considered.

Nominations should be accompanied by information that supports the nomination (e.g., letters of support and pertinent materials such as a CV or resume). All nominations should be submitted no later than January 30 to Hartwick College, Attn: Alumni Committee, Department of Nursing, PO Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820.

18-Month Accelerated Baccalaureate in Nursing Program
For further information go to the website. Please contact Donna Decker, Director of Nursing Opportunities, at 607-431-4790 or deckerd@hartwick.edu

Department News
New York State Senator James L. Seward '73, H'99 visited the Rural Health Nursing Theory andNYS Senator Seward Visits Nursing Department Practicum class on campus on January 17 to discuss issues relating to health and nursing in rural communities.

During his visit, Senator Seward spoke with students about a variety of issues and topics. In recent years, for instance, a Telemedicine and Mobile Health Technology Fund Initiative received grant funding. "The innovation of Telemedicine is a great help for us in rural areas," shared Seward. School-based health care centers, critical access hospitals and more were also discussed as strides taken toward addressing and improving rural health care. Read the full story about Senator Seward's visit.  A story about Senator Seward's visit was also published in The Daily Star.

Faculty News
Associate Professor Jeanne-Marie Havener, Ph.D. APRN, CNS/FNP, Chair of the Department of Nursing, co-authored an article entitled "The Rural Pipeline: Building a Strong Nursing Workforce Through Academic and Service Partnerships" with her colleagues from Bassett Healthcare (Maureen Murray, Director of Professional Practice and Adjunct Professor; Connie Jastremski, Chief Nurse Executive; Patricia Davis, Project Manager; and Martha Twichell, Director of Nursing Education and Adjunct Professor). The article appears in the March 2011 edition of Nursing Clinics of North America and showcases the Bassett-Hartwick Partnership for Nursing Opportunities and Summer Nursing Internship Program.

Associate Professor Penny Boyer, Ph.D., RN, CNE was chosen by Quality and Safety Education in Nursing institute to attend the QSEN Education Consortium Institute scheduled for June 8-10 in Boston, MA at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. American Association of Colleges in Nursing is leading this national initiative generously, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to provide full-time faculty in all types of entry-level nursing programs with the skills, knowledge, and resources to educate nursing students to deliver high-quality and safe nursing care.

Associate Professor Penny Boyer, Ph.D., RN, CNE successfully completed requirements for and passed the NLN certification examination for nurse educators, thus earning the title of Certified Nurse Educator.

Nursing Students: Download the Annual Physical Exam Record Form here (pdf document).

Khadine Harrow '10

Khadine Harrow '10

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