Nursing professor to discuss the effects of climate change on healthcare

portrait of Gary Laustsen

Gary Laustsen, professor of nursing at Linfield University, presents a conversation about the effects of climate change on healthcare at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Zoom. Registration is required at https://inside.linfield.edu/faculty-resources/faculty-lecture-series.html. Continue reading

Kim Dupree Jones to be inducted into Sigma 2021 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Portrait of Kim JonesThe Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) announced plans to induct Linfield University’s Kim Dupree Jones into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual congress in July 2021. Jones is one of only 20 world-renowned nurse researchers — representing Australia, Canada, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States — who will be recognized for improving the profession of nursing and the people it serves.

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Linfield nursing professor to discuss disability and the COVID-19 pandemic

Elizabeth StrausElizabeth Straus, visiting assistant professor of nursing at Linfield University, will present “Disability and the COVID-19 Pandemic” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. The event is available to the public via Zoom. Pre-registration is required at http://inside.linfield.edu/faculty-resources/faculty-lecture-series.html.

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Pinning ceremony welcomes nurses to the profession

Pinning Fall 2018More than 80 students were honored with a traditional pinning ceremony after completing requirements for a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Dec. 15.  

Of the 88 graduates, 55 are preparing to become registered nurses (RNs) and 33 are working nurses who completed the online RN to BSN program.  Continue reading

Palliative care symposium named for Dr. Jan Selliken

Nursing students learn to help people “live until they die”

Jan Selliken, palliative care expertSenior nursing students at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing participated in the inaugural symposium exploring palliative and end-of-life nursing care. 

The first Dr. Jan Selliken Life Transitions Nursing Symposium was held on Wednesday, October 3rd. 76 students and 14 nursing faculty participated. 

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Compassionate healthcare for transgender clients 

Linfield College nursingMost people aren’t asked about their genitals when seeking treatment for a sore throat. But that was the experience of a transgender person, who shared on Twitter using the hashtag #transhealthfail.  

“So you’ve had all the Surgeries [sic]?,” the Twitter user recounted the doctor asking. “I’m here because I have the flu,” the person responded.  

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