Bookstore Announces Contest Winner

Contest Winner2

Congratulations to Ashley Propst, a Healthcare Administration student on the Virginia Beach campus, who won the bookstore’s t-shirt design contest. Her creation reminds everyone about importance of HIPAA education. “Health information privacy is tremendously important in today’s healthcare environment,” she says. “We had a recent graduate who was selected for a position purely based on her extensive HIPAA knowledge. She was my inspiration!”

MDA Chili Cook Off

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty Member Kitty Sheets serves up a bowl for Network Security Student Nicodemus Acosta.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty Member Kitty Sheets serves up a bowl for Network Security Student Nicodemus Acosta.

 

1st Place Winner Bridgette Carstens, 2nd Place Winner Ken Jaco, and 3rd Place Winner Rhonda Double.

1st Place Winner Bridgette Carstens, 2nd Place Winner Ken Jaco, and 3rd Place Winner Rhonda Double.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so proud of our Newport News Physical Therapy Assistant students and faculty who kicked off their annual campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Today’s fundraising event: The Great Chili Cook-Off!  We had 14 contestants who submitted their culinary creations to be reviewed by a panel of judges. The rest was sold to eager staff, faculty, students and more than $1,300 was raised for MDA. More events and more dollars to come!

Mother’s Illness Inspires Northern Virginia Grad to Care for Others

Six years ago, Kathy Mullen’s mother became severely ill. Upon release from the hospital, she and her siblings would play a major role in their mother’s recovery. “We were taught things like how to administer medication and change a PICC line,” says Kathy. “The whole experience really piqued my interest in medicine, but I didn’t act on it right away.”

The thought of a career change continued to seep into her thoughts. As a legal transcriber, her job would frequently take her up and down I-66 in Northern Virginia…right by ECPI’s Manassas campus. “Each time I glanced over, I would get this feeling that somehow we were connected,” she says. “I know it sounds silly, but I have felt a real connection to ECPI for the longest time. One day, two years ago, I couldn’t drive by without stopping. It was like God was telling me, ‘Kathy, it’s time.’ I turned to my kids, who were in the car that day, and told them, I needed to make a stop.”
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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.