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Theresa Brown - "A Good Nurse: What do we mean when we say that?"

6/ 16/2014

Theresa Brown - "A Good Nurse:  What do we mean when we say that?"

Nurses Week is an important week on the calendar because it recognizes the outstanding work done by nurses all over the globe.  To celebrate Nurses Week 2014, the College of Nursing hosted Theresa Brown, RN, who writes a regular column called "Bedside" for the NY Times.  I  hope you enjoy this thoughtful discussion. 

Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing

Dean Griffin-Sobel’s Blog

12/ 20/2013

Happy New Year!

Dean Griffin-Sobel Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were peaceful and you are leaping into 2014 to accomplish all of your goals.  The College of Nursing (CON) has been a busy place over the last few months.  The faculty and I have engaged in a strategic planning process to envision where the CON should be in 5 years.  You will hear about that at our Spring Forum on January 22 (1-3 pm, Weiskotten 9th floor).  I will give you a preview – Read More -->>

Faculty Presented at AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference

12/ 10/2013

Debora E. Kirsch RN, MS, CNS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Nursing for the College of Nursing, presented a talk titled, Professional Identity Development as Nursing Faculty: A Qualitative Study at the Annual American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Baccalaureate Education conference, held Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 in New Orleans.

Papers Presented at STTI 42nd Biennial Convention

12/ 10/2013

Following papers were presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention on November 16-20th in Indianapolis, Indiana:

Congratulations Dr. Bambi Carkey

10/ 25/2013

Congratulation to College of Nurisng faculty, Dr. Bambi Carkey, on her article Improved Access to Psychiatric Care. ADVANCE for NPs & Pas. [E-pub September 29, 2013]

Congratulations to CON Student Ambassadors!

10/ 25/2013

Congratulations to our new College of Nursing student ambassadors:

  • Joanne Speicher (Class of 2014)

  • Karen Vitkus (Class of 2014)

  • Maggie Kathleen Brown (Class of 2014)

  • Melissa Pearsall (Class of 2014)

  • Kaitlin Corona (Class of 2015)

  • Veronica Bailey (Class of 2015)

Congratulations also to our returning student ambassador: Caroline Berrios

Dean Griffin-Sobel’s Blog

9/ 6/2013

Welcome to my blog

Dear Students,Dean Griffin-Sobel

I am pleased to initiate this blog as another mechanism with which I can update you on the exciting events at the College of Nursing. I will be posting a new issue at least once a month.  Today I want to talk about our convocation.  Every semester, the CON will host an all-College program, and the convocation on 28 August was the first one.  It was an exciting time for our new students and continuing students, with opportunities to network with one another and the faculty. Read More -->>

Faculty Achievements

8/ 30/2013

Congratulations to the following faculty for their latest achievements:

Bambi A. Carkey DNP, PMHNP-BC, NPP, presented “Building on a Century of Excellence: Shaping the Future with Evidence-Based Practice.” at the Crouse Hospital College of Nursing, 100th Anniversary conference, Syracuse, N.Y., May 22, 2013.

Wells, M. & Wade, M. (2013). published in The Nurse Practitioner, 38 (6), 40-53. The title of the article is Physical performance measures: an important component of the geriatric assessment.

Meega Wells also published with one of our graduate students (Rodriguez, E) in the Journal of Emergency Nursing. 39 (2), 138-139. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.03.002. The title is A 22-Year-Old Graduate Student with Bizarre Behavior.

Patty Powers, DNP, MPA, FNP-C, NPP presented Distant Faculty Observation using the iPad at the SUNY IT : Conference on Instruction & Technology, May 23.

Kalman, M., Fahs, P.S., Wells, M., et al (2013) published Education to increase women’s knowledge of female MI symptoms in the journal of the New York State Nurses Association. 43(2), 11-16. With CE activity.

M. Kalman was invited to give 3 lectures on research and theory to graduate nursing students at Harbin Medical University, College of Nursing, Harbin, China.

Dr. Joyce Griffin-Sobel named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

7/ 25/2013

Joyce Griffin-Sobel. Dean

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Dean of the College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University. She has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. A formal induction ceremony will be held Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C.
-->>Read more at: Upstate’s Online Featured Story

CCPNA Outstanding Student Award

5/ 10/2013

Cheryl Youker and Clinical Assistant Professor Julia MinoiaCheryl Youker, Upstate CON student in the RN-MS program received an "Outstanding Student Award" from Central Counties Professional Nurses Association (CCPNA) on May 8, 2013 at their annual dinner at Justin's Grill. Cheryl is one of five students from local colleges of nursing who was given this prestigious award by CCPNA. Cheryl was nominated by the CON as outstanding BS student for her academic achievement and community service. Cheryl will receive a BS degree at graduation and will continue in the FNP track of the MS program at the CON.

CON CNS Students’ Poster won 2nd Prize

3/ 22/2013

Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSNAnn Hendrickson, RN, BSN, a clinical nurse specialist student in the College of Nursing and patient service leader at Upstate University Hospital, won second prize for her poster titled, Developing and Implementing an Evidenced Based Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol, at the national conference of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, held March 7 to 9 in San Antonio. She is the first student at the CON to win this national award.


Nursing students’ Research Chosen for National Conference

3/ 5/2013

Nursing students’ research chosen for national conference

Nursing Students

Four students in the Upstate College of Nursing master's level Clinical Nurse Specialist program will present their research at a national conference in Texas. From left, Maureen Hartmann, Heather Waldau, Ann Hendrickson and Meraedith Lange. Photo by Debbie Rexine. READ MORE ->>

Announcing a New Degree Program - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

1/ 23/2013

Earn Your Doctorate Part-Time, On-line Over Three Years. We are admitting students into the DNP Program in Fall 2013. The application deadline for the Fall semester is June 1st. Deadline for submission of transcripts, letters of recommendation and any other supporting documents is June 15th.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) posted in CNY Business Journal.

Earn Your Doctorate Part-Time, On-line Over Three Years: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing
Press Release

The faculty at the College of Nursing will prepare you for a fulfilling career in practice, education and research. We are at the forefront of new ventures in nursing education.