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We have some exciting news to share from the Nursing Department in Fresno. On October 18, 2011 we were honored to have our very first Nursing & Nurse Anesthesia Open House. Nearly 150 students, alumni, and guests from the community came to the Fresno Campus to discover our dynamic nursing degree programs. Our guests took a self-guided tour throughout our newly remodeled building, visiting our state-of-the-art Skills Lab, Nursing Simulation Center and Nurse Anesthesia Center. In the main “Meet & Greet” room, nursing staff & faculty were on hand for any questions regarding the programs.

Our guests enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere as well as the accessibility to staff & faculty. Local media came to the campus and did an interview with staff as well our Director, Dr. Mary McHugh & Assistant Director, Ms. Donna Small. The Fresno Nursing department as well as the campus was overjoyed with the success of this event and hope to continue to host community orientated gatherings in the future.

In addition to the highly successful turnout, we also hosted a Blood Drive, benefiting the Central Valley Hospitals. The Central Valley Blood bank reported that we had 28 donors who gave blood, which exceeded our target number of 25.


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