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MEPNs work with refugees seeking asylum in the United States at US Mexico border

This post is written by guest writer, and 2nd year MEPN Jessica Erickson USD Hahn School of Nursing continues to expand its footprint throughout Tijuana, Mexico. The Mulvaney Center, USD’s connection for community engagement and social action, led us beyond … Continue reading

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MEPNs continue work in La Morita, Mexico

This post is written by guest writer and MEPN student, Jessica Erickson This past weekend, twelve MEPN students escaped the stress of their summer semester and jumped at the opportunity to teach at an educational health fair in La Morita, … Continue reading

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Did you know, curiosity can be a HIPAA violation?

Dozens of employees at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, were reportedly fired last week, accused of violating the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) by accessing the electronic health record (EHR) of former “Empire” actor Jussie … Continue reading

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MEPN alums return to campus to pay it forward to current students

It was a special treat last week to welcome home 2018 MEPN alums who returned to campus to share tips on interviewing for new grad positions, studying for the NCLEX, and ah-ha moments during the first year as a nurse. … Continue reading

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Final memories from South Korea

This post is written by guest writer and 2nd year MEPN, Lihini KeenawinnaImmersion group with faculty post visit to the OJO Skin Rehabili CenterClinical Lab and AcademyWe started the day visiting the Oh-Jung-Ok Skin Rehabili Center Clinical Lab and Academy. … Continue reading

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Tijuana Immersion Trip

This post is written by guest writer, and 1st year MEPN, Kelly Huerta  A group of us recently had the opportunity to participate in a Mexico immersion trip where we had countless opportunities to connect and share with the La … Continue reading

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MEPNs receive USD Changemaker Award

This post is written by guest writer and 2nd year MEPN, and Lihini Keenawinna A one-hour field trip to the Christ Ministry Center (CMC) in Normal Heights began a journey for the students in my community clinical group. Christ Ministry … Continue reading

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Nurses rated #1 most trusted profession for another year!

In Gallup’s annual poll ranking the most honest and ethical professions, nursing retained the top spot as the most highly rated profession for the 17th straight year. In 2018, 84 percent of Americans surveyed described nurses’ ethics and honesty as “very … Continue reading

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MEPN alum selected as “Nurse of the Year”

MEPN alum, Eric Pitt, MSN, RN (Class of 2015) was selected as the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Nurse of the Year for 2018. Since graduating from the MEPN Program at USD, Eric has been busy working in the Emergency Department at Sharp Grossmont … Continue reading

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Twas the Night Before Surgery

This Poem is written by guest writers and 1st year MEPN students, Kelly Huerta, Tiana Iwamiya, Brittany Jefferson, Dane Jensen, Janine Johnstone, Iman LaVine Twas the night before surgery, when all on the floor, Not an alarm bell was ringing, … Continue reading

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