Former Nursing Student Receives DAISY Award

Less than two years after graduating from ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, Walter Edwards is already distinguishing himself. A nurse at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia, he recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Sponsored by the DAISY Foundation, it is presented to nurses that excel in clinical skill and compassionate care. Walter was nominated by the parent of one of his patients who was extremely impressed with the special care he provided to her daughter. Having had 12 surgeries at CHKD already, she was familiar with the qualities of a great nurse. Still, as another procedure loomed, she was touched by Walter’s emotional support, how he answered her questions, and his attentiveness to her child’s needs.
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Faculty Member Published in Medical Journal

Congratulations to Ms. Ann White who has been published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. A member of the medical administration faculty at ECPI University’s Charlotte/Concord campus, she is part of a team of scholars working on AIDS/HIV research that has produced an article entitled,

Adolescents’ perceptions of a mobile cell phone text messaging-enhanced intervention and development of a mobile cell phone-based HIV prevention intervention.

Funded in part by a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, the article examines African American adolescents’ perceptions of mobile cell phone (MCP)-enhanced intervention and development of an MCP-based HIV prevention intervention. The results indicate a general receptiveness among the target audience for such outreach efforts using text messaging campaigns to provide education to parents and adolescents.

MCI Students Impress at Richmond Health Fair

ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI), recently provided some vital assistance to a local employer, Colortree in Richmond, Virginia.

Colortree’s human resources department contacted ECPI with the goal of establishing a wellness fair and health screening to allow its employees to choose which health insurance would be most appropriate based on individual needs. Nearly 200 employees attended and the event created a great synergy between the University’s Emerywood and Moorefield locations.

Colortree was so impressed by the professionalism of the students that they have decided to make the wellness fair an annual event. Plus, Colortree’s insurance company has now requested that MCI’s Medical Assistant Department conduct wellness screens with other its other customers as well.