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MEPN student reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic

As a 2nd year MEPN student, and as an employee at one of SDs largest hospitals, it has been a challenging time during this pandemic.  We have all had major disruptions to our daily life, and changes to our academic … Continue reading

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What MEPNs need to know today about COVID-19

Dear MEPNs , We hope you and your families are staying well and that you are getting adjusted to the ‘Stay at Home’ orders. Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19. The MEPN Team SITUATION Around the world and … Continue reading

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Notes from a MEPN New Grad

This post is written by guest writer, and USD  2018 alum, Evan Gum, MSN, RN It has been a little over three months into my new grad RN program (and close to Thanksgiving) so I wanted to send you all … Continue reading

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MEPNs work with immigrants at Welcoming Center

This post is written by guest writer and 2nd year MEPN, Melissa Dempsey (Daniel Smith and Dr. Jodi O’ Brien working on arts and crafts with a group of CMC kids.) “Look them in the eyes, ask them to tell … Continue reading

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Director’s Details No One Tells You: Pointers from Dr. Close

(MEPN Director, Dr Jackie Close) Eight ways to avoid unhealthy competition in nursing school Don’t participate in the “whadyaget” game after test results are given. When you work in a group, make a conscious effort to include less verbal or … Continue reading

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MEPN Open House Answers Questions for Applicants

This Post is written by 2nd year MEPN, and guest writer, Sarah Cole On September 15, 2018 the school of nursing hosted over 175 prospective students at the Kroc Peace and Justice Theater to hear about the incredible MEPN program … Continue reading

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Bagels and Blood Pressures

It hasn’t even been two weeks since the MEPN Class of 2020 arrived on campus to begin Health Assessment Bootcamp. The new students  have been taught how to obtain vital signs and will be able to perform a complete physical … Continue reading

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Reflections on the First Semester in Nursing School

This post is written by guest writer, Melissa Dempsey, 1st year MEPN Students from the VA clinical group: Jennifer Bui, Ellie Oliver, Graham Wolfe, Adilene Esquivias, Natalie Mata, Karen Kriger, Daniel Ednalino For most of us, the fall Med-Surg 1 rotation … Continue reading

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Behind the Podium: Getting to know Dr. Lynda Puhek

This post is written by guest writer, Melissa Dempsey, 1st year MEPN Dr. Lyn Puhek Nurse, secretary, or teacher. Those were the three options that Dr. Lynda Puhek was presented with when she went in to meet with her high … Continue reading

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MEPNs Return to Campus for Alumni Panel

This post is written by guest writer, Jean Hartley This past Wednesday, MEPN alumni from both 2016 and 2017 cohorts were invited to campus to speak to current second-year students about their ah-ha moments in their first year as a nurse … Continue reading

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