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In recognition for standard-setting innovation and environmental stewardship, Stony Brook University Hospital received this year’s Greening the OR Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. The Greening the OR Award recognizes the facility demonstrating the most success in reducing the environmental impact of its surgical suites. Operating rooms are large contributors to a healthcare facility’s environmental footprint, creating opportunity for significant cost savings and sustainability improvements. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader…

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fan Ye is part of a team of researchers from across Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing that is studying new Internet-of-Things technologies to address the challenges of growing older and “aging in place.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast universe of potentially controllable objects, such as smart lights and indoor climate controls, that can transform the environments in which we we live and work. Consistent monitoring of physical and mental conditions of older adults living independently is a key concern of families and…

Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s new medical training curriculum – the first of its kind on Long Island, and the second one in New York State – is preparing to welcome its first class of students this July. The new “3YMD” program enables medical students to complete their medical degree in three years instead of the traditional four years. The 15 students enrolled in 3YMD’s Class of 2021 will enter the physician workforce a year early, helping to address a nationwide shortage of physicians. The accelerated program also allows students to save on tuition costs and reduce what is…

The Stony Brook University School of Nursing is launching a PhD in Nursing that will begin in the summer of 2018. The PhD in Nursing Program emphasizes education and training at the highest level in order to develop the next generation of nurse scientists and educators skilled in research methodologies useful in all areas of nursing science to improve the health and well-being of the population. The 54-credit program is designed to take 2.5 years to complete, with an additional year for dissertation completion. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, (AACN), the current national demand for nurses with PhD-level education…

The University and Community College sign an agreement to develop an academic program that creates a smooth transition from a nursing associate’s degree to an RN The Stony Brook University School of Nursing and Suffolk County Community College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch the Suffolk-Stony Brook Nursing First Program. The new program, the first of its kind on Long Island, begins September 2017 with an initial class of 65 students. Students will be accepted to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program (at Suffolk) and be selected to move directly into a Registered Nurse Baccalaureate…

Stony Brook University made College Choice’s 50 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing ranking, placing eighth on the list. Several MS programs are available through the School of Nursing — mental health, nursing leadership, midwifery and more — and all can be completed via online distance learning. For more information about academic programs in nursing, please visit the website. Stony Brook’s nursing graduates are distinguished by their critical thinking skills, leadership ability and excellence in clinical practice. They move on to positions where they shape and influence the future of healthcare both nationally and internationally. College Choice is an independent…

Colleen Walsh-Irwin, RN ’92, ANP ’95, DNP ’14 will receive the School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, NY. In celebration of her award, a symposium will feature an all day symposium on “Nursing’s Influence on Healthcare: Using Technology to Enhance Outcomes.” Dr. Walsh-Irwin is the Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Advisor for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Nursing Services in Washington, DC. She is field-based at the Northport VA Medical Center in New York where she practices as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Walsh-Irwin is also a Clinical…

Stony Brook University alumna Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF became the 63rd president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at the start of the 2016 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. A Stony Brook University School of Nursing class of 1986 graduate, Flaherty noted the relevance of her nursing background to her role as president: “I’m particularly proud to be the second nurse member to hold this position. You could say that nursing and geriatrics are in my DNA: both my mother and sister are nurses, and I began my career in geriatrics volunteering in a nursing home as a teenager. It’s been such a rewarding career…

June 20, 2016 – Connie Kraft, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, who recently received the Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence award from the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) has just been rewarded with the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council Nurse of Excellence award. Kraft was honored for her dedication to the advancement of emergency patient care at both the pre-hospital and hospital levels in Suffolk County. Throughout her career, Kraft has sought to continually strengthen the relationship and collaboration between Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the nursing profession. “This is a well-deserved honor for Connie, and we…

On Friday, April 1, 2016, the Stony Brook School of Nursing Alumni Board hosted its first annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Symposium at Hamlet Golf Course and Country Club in Commack, NY. Barbara M. Mills, DNP ‘09—the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award—opened the event with an insightful keynote address on “The Power of Passion: One Nurse’s Journey”. The symposium continued with expert presentations on topics ranging from Rapid Response to DSRIP. Attendees also had the opportunity to review poster presentations and meet with vendors. View event photos here.

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