Photo of an UW-Green Bay nursing student at Aurora Hospital during nursing training.

Video: UW-Green Bay’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing

As a young girl, Grace Stubb was drawn to jump in and help when somebody was sick or injured. Now she is a nursing student in her senior year at UW-Green Bay and will be graduating with a B.S. in Nursing. Along with her nursing degree, she also studied abroad in Spain and obtained a Spanish minor in hopes to communicate with patients in their primary language. Stubb recently landed her dream job and is now a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay.

Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication

Vandenhouten shares about the growing demand for health and wellness workers

Program Chair of Health and Wellness Management Graduate program, Christine Vandenhouten shares about the growing demand for health and wellness workers. Workers in the health care industry are getting lots of attention these days, deservedly so. There is a growing field of Health and Wellness positions and UWGB has a great program to help you get started. For more information, head to uwgb.edu/mshwm. Source:  Local 5 Live.

“Virus Without Borders:” Coronavirus discussion takes center stage at UW-Green Bay | #wearegreenbay.com#

UW-Green Bay professors took a comprehensive look at the threat of and response to the Coronavirus Thursday afternoon, March 5, 2020 at the Christie Theatre. The event, called “Virus Without Borders” took place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. UW-Green Bay Professors Chris Vandenhouten (Nursing and Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing), and Brian Merkel (Human Biology) covering symptoms of the virus, testing and treatment options, the current state of the outbreak, the effectiveness of a quarantine, vaccine development, and other topics related to COVID-19. The panel also spoke about how the community can help prevent the person-to-person spread of the virus. Source: “Virus Without Borders:” Coronavirus discussion takes center stage at UW–Green Bay | #wearegreenbay.com#

Video: Virus Without Borders

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Global Studies program presented “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to COVID-19,” a free, multi-disciplinary look at the Coronavirus outbreak for the University community and the public. The panel consisted of UW-Green Bay professors Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing, Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology and local organizer of the Tiny Earth event to discover new antibiotics.)

Panelists connected with local media, offered their expertise and answered audience questions. Watch the presentation below.

Video captured by: UW-Green Bay Academic Technology Services

MSN Program has successful CCNE Re-Accreditation Review

Congratulations to the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management (MSN) faculty and staff for the completion of a successful three-day accreditation site visit from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Three CCNE site visitors from South Dakota, Maryland and New York state were on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus Feb. 26-28, 2020, to review the program, facilities and curriculum, and to meet with related faculty and staff, students, practicum site mentors and community stakeholders. Prior to the visit, the MSN Chair, Janet Reilly, and NHSU Chair, Christine Vandenhouten, prepared a 70-page self-study document with digital links to supporting evidence of the quality in the MSN program in four areas: Standard I: Mission & Governance, Standard II: Institutional Commitment and Resources, Standard III: Curriculum and Teaching-Learning Practices and Standard IV: Assessment and Achievement of Program Outcomes. All four standards were met; however, during the exit interview, the CCNE team noted concerns regarding resources for the MSN program. A plan to address these concerns will be developed and implemented. Thanks are extended to everyone who welcomed and met with the CCNE team during their time on campus!

UW-Green Bay preparing to host presentation on Coronavirus | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay Profs. Brian Merkel (Human Biology), Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing and Global Studies) and Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) are organizing a presentation on the Coronavirus, which will feature a multidisciplinary look at the virus. The event is on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre on the UW-Green Bay Campus. More via UW-Green Bay preparing to host presentation on Coronavirus | Seehafer News. 

UW-Green Bay to present ‘Virus Without Borders’ a multi-disciplinary look at the coronavirus outbreak, March 5, 2020

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professors Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing, Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology and local organizer of the Tiny Earth event to discover new antibiotics) will join to present, “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to the Novel Coronavirus” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Christie Theater, University Union, Green Bay Campus.

The coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China, where the first known case of the virus was detected. The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared the coronavirus as an international public health emergency on January, 30, 2020. Worldwide, there are now more than 60,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with at least around 1,350 deaths. For now, the virus is contained to 15 confirmed cases in the United States, with one of those cases being in Madison, Wisconsin.

This presentation, sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Global Studies program, is a multi-disciplinary look at the world’s current health crisis. It is free and open to the public.

Attention members of the media: Faculty members will be available for interviews at 2:30 outside the Christie Theatre, by RSVPing to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu.

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Press release by Marketing and University Communication Assistant, Joshua Konecke

‘Virus Without Borders’ presentation on March 5 at UW-Green Bay Campus

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professors Chris Vandenhouten (Nursing and Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology) will be presenting, “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to the Novel Coronavirus” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Christie Theater on the concourse level of the University Union on the Green Bay Campus.

The coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China, where the first known case of the virus was detected. The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared the coronavirus as an international public health emergency on January, 30, 2020. Worldwide, there are now over 60,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with at least around 1,350 deaths. For now, the virus is contained to 15 confirmed cases in the United States, with one of those cases being in Madison, Wisconsin.

This event is free and open to the public.

Meredith and Lepak-Gallagher invited to speak at Door County Caregiver Conference

Profs. Sarah Meredith (Music) and Dean Susan Lepak-Gallagher (Nursing) were invited to the Door County Caregiver Conference “Engaging Minds, Empowering Success” on Nov. 15, 2019 at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay. They presented on the “Healing Power of Music” to two groups of caregivers who learned how music can be used to enrich the lives of those with a health condition and how it can be part of taking care of themselves. Various types of music and characteristics of music (e.g., tempo, rhythm) were given as examples for impacting general well-being and specific health conditions (e.g., dementia, Parkinson’s disease).