Moorefield Welcomes New SVA Officers

Moorefield SVA

The Richmond/Moorefield campus is pleased to announce the new officers for its Student Veterans of America chapter:
LaToya Cunningham, Treasurer (U. S. Air Force)
William Gray, President (U.S. Marine Corps)
Charles Price, Vice President (U.S. Marine Corps)
Kimylon Collins, Secretary (U.S. Army)

Thank you for your service!

Virginia Beach Faculty Member Co-Authors Distance Education Book

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Dr. Deborah Clark, BSN Program Director at ECPI’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute in Virginia Beach, has co-authored Distance Education in Nursing. The book integrates new, successful, digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices and outlines what’s required to facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs.

She and co-author, Dr. Karen Frith, also include information about mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills.

Richmond/Innsbrook Grad Making a Difference

Check out ECPI graduate Angela Patton at her TED Talk. It’s eight minutes long and well worth the time. What she is doing to help young ladies is amazing.  Click on the link and we promise, you will feel great after watching it!

ECPI Graduate Co-Authors Book on VMware vSphere

It’s been just eight short years since ECPI University graduate Harley Stagner received his BA in Management Information Systems, but he is already making a name for himself. A Richmond-Moorefield Campus graduate, he has just co-authored a book titled Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments. In it, he and co-author Sean Crookston offer start-to-finish lessons for vSphere planning, implementation, operation, management, and troubleshooting.

Content includes:
•    Building a strong foundation for virtual infrastructure
•    Smoothly integrating vSphere 5 into current environments and considerations
•    Establishing a more stable infrastructure
•    Choosing hardware and making optimal configuration decisions
•    Transforming VMware design from blueprint to completion
•    Operating vSphere solutions more efficiently on a day-to-day basis
•    Automating tasks and maximizing availability
•    Streamlining the installation of updates, patches, and upgrades
•    Forecasting and planning capacity on an ongoing basis to support growth
•    Overcoming roadblocks on the journey to 100% virtualization
•    Monitoring vSphere 5 with tools provided by VMware and its community
•    Discovering the most valuable and current online VMware resources
•    Examples using Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Harley is the only VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) in Central Virginia, and the 46th in the world. He is currently a DC Solutions Engineer with TBL Networks in Glen Allen,Virginia.

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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