Spring Break in Nicaragua: Students Offer Helping Hand in Hygiene Education

MEPN students Temi Olagbemi, Reggie Withers and Courtney Zimmerman in Nicaragua

A group of California State University, Dominguez Hills students spent Spring Break 2014 in Managua, Nicaragua, gathering data about hygiene and working with the community to improve the health of families in the area. The three students— Temi Olagbemi, Reggie Withers and Courtney Zimmerman— are … [Read more...]

Jessica Mahinda: 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student

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Jessica Mahinda, a master's entry-level professional nursing (MEPN) student, was recognized with a 2013 Presidential Outstanding Student Award at CSU Dominguez Hills for her 4.01 GPA and her focus on clinical nurse leadership. Driven by her desire to understand and improve the national healthcare … [Read more...]

Nop Ratanasiripong: A Career Dedicated to Research, Teaching, and Caring

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“One day I walked into the gynecology ward. There was a row of patients with cancer. I approached a lady, she was about to die. I helped her turn from one side to the other side. She looked at me and said, ‘Thank you.’ She was crying. Just turning a patient, it makes a difference. That moment I … [Read more...]

Pamela Lane: Nursing Graduate Finds Purpose in Helping Others

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For Pamela Lane – a recipient of the 2012 California State University, Dominguez Hills Presidential Award for Outstanding Student for academics, leadership and community service and the Presidential Award for Personal Perseverance who was once a high school dropout – walking in commencement … [Read more...]

Nursing Student Receives U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship

Anna Rosen has traveled several times to the Middle East, pictured here in Egypt. This summer she will take her first trip to Tunisia through a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State

California State University, Dominguez Hills Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) student Anna Rosen will be spending eight weeks in Tunisia this summer following her selection by the U.S. Department of State to its Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program. Rosen was one of only 575 undergraduate and … [Read more...]

Business, Nursing Faculty Work to Address Nursing Shortage in African Nation

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Sometimes all it takes to accomplish a task, to move forward, to succeed is that one thing that’s just out of reach. But with it, everything will fall into place. Such appears to be the case for the nursing program at the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The … [Read more...]

Nursing Clinical Skills Lab Receives Gift from Providence Little Company of Mary

A gift of equipment and consumable supplies from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance will  enhance clinical lab training for nursing students. L-R: Patricia Hinchberger, associate director, MEPN; Deborah Fehn,  director of business development, PLCMMC; Rose Welch, acting director, School of Nursing; and Kathy Harren, chief nurse  executive, PLCMMC

The nursing clinical skills lab at California State University, Dominguez Hills received a $30,000 gift from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance. The donation of a defibrillator and consumable supplies such as bedding, face masks, catheters, and other items will help provide … [Read more...]

Dale Mueller: Professor of Nursing Visits Cuba on Humanitarian Mission

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During her visit to Cuba this past October, Dale Mueller was surprised by many cultural aspects that belied popular beliefs about the communist nation. While participating in a humanitarian effort administered through a faith-based NGO and approved by the Cuban government, the associate … [Read more...]

Patricia Hinchberger: Nursing Professor Sees a New Day for Women in Kenya

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Dr. Patricia Hinchberger, director of the master’s entry-level professional nursing program (MEPN) at California State University, Dominguez Hills, participated in a humanitarian mission to Africa last fall led by the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) at Fielding Graduate University in … [Read more...]

School of Nursing Cuts Ribbon on Clinical Skills Lab

L-R: President Mildred García, Carole Shea, former director, SON; and Patricia Hinchberger, Patricia Hinchberger, lecturer and director of the MEPN Program, cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art nursing skills lab

On Nov. 8, the School of Nursing (SON) at California State University, Dominguez Hills cut the ribbon on a dedicated clinical skills lab, the first such facility on the university campus in the program’s 29-year history. Construction began in 2008 to convert four classroom spaces on the lower … [Read more...]