• Jobs

    Woman gets part-time job at nursing home so she can visit her dad during pandemic

    Racine, 58, works fulltime as a project manager for a printing company. She said she can adjust her schedule on the days she works at the Good Samaritan Society – Stillwater facility, near Saint Paul, Minnesota. She began the second job on December 1. Now, she works two or three nights a week helping with the supper shift, where she helps stock the cupboards and refrigerators, wash dishes, mop floors, serve food for the residents and clean up after everyone’s eaten. The work is hard, she said — but it’s worth it because she gets to spend extra time with her 87-year-old father, Harold. “I have a bit of a…

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  • Online School

    School of Nursing ranks in top 15 online master’s programs, reflects on progress

    Sandra Bellini, director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track, spoke about the program’s recent placement on the US World & News’ top online neonatal nurse practitioner master’s programs list, tied at No. 14.  Bellini said they rose through the ranks quickly, placing at No. 82 last year. She said they were still proud of last year’s ranking as well because of the sheer volume of programs that could place on the list.  Professor Sandra Bellini, director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track. Photo courtesy of UConn School of Nursing. “We moved up in the rankings. Last year, I believe we were 82. Again, there are thousands — literally thousands — of online master’s degree…

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  • Science

    Missouri State expands nursing program, McQueary Health Sciences Hall

    Missouri State’s nursing program is expanding to help prepare more nurses to fill local jobs, something identified as a pressing need even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The university’s nursing program is frequently at capacity with a waiting list. Contributions from the McQueary family and others along with nearly $3 million from the MoExcels Workforce Initiative will make it possible for MSU and the Ozarks Technical Community College to expand their health care programs. Related:MSU renames health college for McQueary family after ‘transformational’ gift “Our nursing graduates fill a vital need in hospitals, clinics and communities,” said MSU President Clif Smart in a news release. “We are incredibly proud of how they choose to…

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