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Former #UDel student and First Step Grand Challenge participant Lindsay Yeager is in the semifinals for the United Nations’ Project Inspire. Her project focuses on quality of life of Tanzanian women through the use of entrepreneurship and design to make and sell reusable sanitary pads. Help Lindsay get to the finals! #UDFirstStep. Read more
-By Dare Women’s Foundation
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell visited the University of Delaware Health Sciences Complex on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus on Tuesday to sign a pair of senate bills – SB57 and SB101 – that give Delaware advance practice nurses more independence.
Markell was joined by State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, other bill co-sponsors, and UD’s nursing community.
Nurses were visibly moved as Markell announced that the bills were officially the law of the land, recognizing their capacity to provide high quality health care as independent health care providers. Read more
Sometimes a shoebox is just a box that holds shoes, and sometimes it’s a place to store memorabilia long after the shoes are gone.
But sometimes a shoebox offers up both shoes and memories.
When Karissa Muratore, an art conservation major at the University of Delaware, received an old shoebox in a class on the care and preservation of cultural property, she opened it and found the pair of white nursing oxfords, size 6AA, indicated on the label. The shoes, from a company called The Clinic Shoe, provided her with a glimpse into the attire of the profession five decades ago.
But what she found at the bottom of the box — a metal pin and a paper nursing license — opened the door for her to learn more about the woman who had worn the shoes decades ago, Mrs. Mary Ellen Thomas Wix. Read more
A group of sophomore and junior nursing students from the University of Delaware interned this summer at a community hospital in rural Faridibad, India, in a project led by Carolee Polek, associate professor in the School of Nursing.
The students were placed on units throughout the hospital, including the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Room, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and the Operating Room. One student’s patients on a General Medicine floor ranged from an hours-old newborn baby and the baby’s mother to a 108-year-old. Read more
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