Nursing Graduates are Honored

17- Nurse PinningNEIT’s latest cohort of students to complete the Associate in Science degree in Nursing program were awarded their New England Tech RN pins at a ceremony held on September 25, 2015, at the East Greenwich campus.  Also for the first time, graduates from NEIT’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online degree program received their RN-BSN pins.

The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored tradition within the nursing community to celebrate new nurses entering this very honorable profession.  Dr. Dayle Joseph, Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing, gave welcoming remarks.  Assistant Provost Thomas Thibodeau extended congratulations to the graduates.  Assistant Director of Nursing, Darlene Noret, explained the nurse pinning tradition and Nursing graduate, Mary Gorham, presented the class address.  Everyone enjoyed a slide show of the graduating class along with a reception. Congratulations to the following graduates:

Associate in Science Nursing Graduates: Courtney Avellar, Mary Beauregard, Kara Casey, Bethany Cooke, Carla Demb, Victoria Eddings, Alyssa Frates, Mary Gorham, Heather Holleran, Rebecca Kent, Veronica Medeiros, Nicole Messier, Hayley Mulso, Erica Nerney, Lindsey Oldham, Cindy Pinto, Kristina Silva, Kelsey Simpson.

RN-BSN Graduates: Alyssa Arsenault, Kimberly Dougherty, Jacqueline Fermin, Yvette Ford, Sarah Kenoian, Claudia Leslie-Mckenzie, Susan McKenna, Tonya Nappa, Kerry Potenza, Erica Russell, Rita Smith, Patricia Terceira, Ellen Brady and Melissa Neumyer.

Career Services hosting Health Sciences Fair

The Career Services Office will be hosting the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The fair will be held on the 3rd floor in Tech Way from 9:30 am to 12 pm.

This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers! Students from all quarters and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend:

Clinical Medical Assistant, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology

Attending Companies:

AAPRI Clinical Research

Adelbrook Behavioral & Developmental Services

BAYADA Home Health Care

Care New England – Memorial Hospital of RI

CBS Therapy

CharterCare Health Partners

Cherry Hill Manor

Coastal Medical

Community Care Alliance

Elite Physical Therapy

Groden Network

Hallworth House Rehabilitation

Home Instead Home Care

Lifespan

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Seven Hills Rhode Island

Southcoast Health

Therapy Resources Management

University Medicine

Women & Infants Hospital

New Health Sciences Tutors at NEIT

In addition to the walk-in Math/Science tutoring services available in New England Tech’s Academic Skills Center (ASC), several additional tutors now stand ready to assist students in the Nursing, Respiratory Care and Science/Occupational Therapy programs. These services are offered by appointment and/or walk-in with the following experienced tutors.

Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon, Nursing. Jessica graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a full-time Registered Nurse on the Oncology Unit at Roger Williams Medical Center. Jessica received the “Best of Tech” award for the Nursing Program in 2014, is a member of the Alpha Theta Kappa Honor Society, and will receive her Bachelor’s degree in July, 2015.

Mary Bohannon

Mary Bohannon

Mary Bohannon, Nursing. Mary graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a Registered Nurse at Riverview Healthcare. Mary is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Keene College in 2009. 

Peter Butler

Peter Butler

Peter Butler, Science/Occupational Therapy. Peter graduated from NEIT’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, where he is a member in good standing of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Peter will graduate from the MSOT program at NEIT in May, 2016.

Tyler Teixeira

Tyler Teixeira

Tyler Teixeira, Respiratory Care. Tyler graduated from NEIT’s Respiratory Care Program in September, 2014, and is currently working as a registered Respiratory Therapist at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Tyler received the “Best of Tech” award for the Respiratory Care Program, and graduated “With Honors” at the NEIT commencement ceremony in May.

For additional information regarding the valuable services available through the ASC, please call the ASC Front Desk at ext. 3416 or contact Jennifer Gaffney, adjunct faculty member in the Math/Science Department and Assistant Coordinator of the ASC Math/Science Labs, at jgaffney@neit.edu.

 

18th Nursing Graduate Pinning Ceremony

16-Nursing Pinning

Brittney Grohocki, left, with Assistant Director of Nursing Darlene Noret, MSN, RN

The 18th Nursing Graduate Pinning Ceremony was held on March 20, 2015.  Congratulations to Amber Bourgault, Brittany Christiansen, Crystal Clayman, Patricia Collette, Amiee Cornell, Denise Dujon, molly Gadry, Brittney Grohocki, Jessica Mangiante, Jacquelyn Marchand, Christina Mateus, Amanda Morel, Heather ion, Melissa Raposa, Christine Rodriques, Holly Santiago, Nathalie Soukamneuth, Zachary Stacy, Lacie Williams-Hill.

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Mission: Holiday Cards

Student Nurse ClubThe Student Nurses’ Association at New England Tech is grateful to all who participated in the Hero Helpers of America holiday card project. Hero Helpers of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that sponsored “Mission: Holiday Cards”. Their goal was to send 50,000 holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas. In total, the Student Nurses’ Association collected 1700 cards signed by NEIT faculty, staff and students. A job well done to all who participated in this most worthy program.

Faculty Appointment

Dayle JosephDr. Dayle H. Joseph of West Warwick, RI, joins New England Institute of Technology as Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing bringing extensive experience in the areas of nursing and nursing education. For more than 35 years, Joseph was employed at the University of Rhode Island first serving as an instructor and later holding positions as Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Interim Dean, Dean and most recently as Professor.   

Throughout her career, Joseph has authored three books as well as more than twenty articles, presented her work at several nursing conferences, and conducted extensive diabetes research. She has received numerous awards and honors for her research and outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the nursing field. Currently, Joseph shares her time and expertise with many healthcare organizations that include the Miriam Hospital, Department of Health, Blue Cross Corporation, and Rhode Island Hospital.  

Joseph holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Humanistic Education from Boston University; a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island; a Master of Education Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science Degree in School/Nurse Teacher both from Rhode Island College; and a nursing diploma from Rhode Island Hospital. 

 

Susan Pilkington named Nursing Admin Assistant

Susan Pilkington

Susan Pilkington

Susan comes to NEIT with skills she developed working in a wide variety of fields. Most recently, she was the manager of a restaurant, performing both front of house management as well as fiscal duties, hiring, scheduling, and maintaining the website and social media sites. Previous to that position, she worked as a legal secretary. While attending college, she held positions in a variety of offices for the State of Rhode Island, including Rhode Island Department of Transportation in the Audit Section, Director’s Office, Chief Engineer’s Office, Assistant Director’s Office, and Legal Office as well as in the RI Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Unit.  All positions required a wide variety of administrative duties and skills which she will certainly use in her new position at NEIT.

Susan has Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Bryant College.

New England Tech names new Nursing instructor

Matthew James

Matthew James

Matthew James joins the faculty full-time after having taught as an adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor at NEIT since 2013 and at the University of Rhode Island from 2013-2014. In those positions, he worked with nursing students in clinical, classroom, and laboratory settings. He also helped to improve syllabi and curricula for both programs. 

In addition to teaching, Matthew served as an RN in the Emergency Department at Kent Hospital and Miriam Hospital providing patient care and triage to ensure the appropriate treatment of patients. He assisted physicians in a wide range of procedures. Matthew was the Emergency Department Nurse Manager for three years while at Kent. 

Matthew has an Master of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rhode Island College, and an Associate in Science Degree from the Community College of Rhode Island, all in Nursing. He is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is a member of the Rhode Island Nurse Practitioner Association, the Emergency Nurses Association, the National League of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

NEIT’s Nursing Department Educates Health Sciences Professionals

Dr. Darlene DelPrato and Dr. Kathie Lasaster (left to right)

Dr. Darlene DelPrato and Dr. Kathie Lasaster (left to right)

The Nursing Department at New England Tech hosted a lecture on September 11, 2014, featuring internationally known nurse educator, Kathie Lasater, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, who presented her insights on the topic, “Thinking like a Nurse: Bridging the Clinical Judgment Gap”.  Individuals in the health sciences field such as nurses, nurse educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists, along with NEIT faculty and students, had the opportunity to hear Dr. Lasater’s thoughts relating to clinical reasoning when making bedside patient assessments. Dr. Lasater also made a special presentation to NEIT’s nursing faculty which was videotaped for future use for  training nursing faculty. 

Dr. Lasater has served as both an academic nurse educator and a staff development/quality improvement specialist in practice. She holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership (Postsecondary). Currently, Dr. Lasater is a professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing and served as the University’s Interim Statewide Director of Simulation Learning from 2007 to 2008. She is best known for the creation of the evidence-based Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, an assessment instrument widely used in simulation as well as clinical settings in academe and practice.  Dr Lasater is a frequent presenter and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the topics of clinical judgment and the use of simulation in healthcare education. She is Assistant Editor of Nurse Education Today and a regular reviewer for several other journals. In addition, Dr. Lasater has worked on numerous grant projects serving in several capacities.

Special thanks to Dr. Darlene DelPrato, Professor and Nursing Department Chair, for inviting Dr. Lasater to NEIT to share her wealth of knowledge with the health sciences community.