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Showing posts from January, 2012

National University Partners with San Mateo Community College District

On January 27, 2012, it was announced that National University has partnered with San Mateo Community College District to offer Bachelor's in Allied Health to District Students. The partnership will allow a smooth transition from an associate's degree to a bachelor's degree as well as access to scholarship programs and a discounted tuition rate. To read more about the partnership, please visit:

MPH Students Presenting at The California Department of Public Health and California Tobacco Contral Program Conference

The California Department of Health (CDPH) and the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) are coordinating a conference this April in Sacramento called, Linking Tobacco Control Research and Practice for a Healthier California. Ofelia Alvarado has submitted the research study abstract for MPH students: Chantille Delos Reyes, Kierra Schminke, and Desiree Skelton on Linking Tobacco Control Research and Practice for a Healthier California. The abstract has been accepted and the students will present their research results in Sacramento on April 12, 2012.

Please join me in congratulating these students on their hard work and excellent accomplishments!

Ms. Jennifer Debban Joins Department of Nursing in Fresno

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Jennifer Debban has joined the full time faculty as an Instructor in the Department of Nursing at the Fresno campus. Jennifer earned a BS in Physiology from the University of California, Davis and an MS in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been a full time faculty member at California State University, Fresno for the past 23 years teaching courses in human physiology, human anatomy and physiology, functional human anatomy and neuroanatomy. She designed each of these courses and taught approximately 400 students/semester who were primarily in the pre-nursing program. In addition, she was responsible for laboratory management as well as supervising and training graduate students in their teaching expertise. She was also a faculty advisor to student clubs. Jennifer will teach courses in clinical physiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology in the MS Nurse Anesthesia degree program and will be developing a new pathophys…

National University LA Nursing Students Assist at the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program

On December 4th National University Nursing Faculty and nursing students volunteered to assist in the ongoing National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP Study) held at the Santa Paula Senior Health Center. Over 50 adults were screened for kidney disease. Jade Kay, NP, MSN, RN, worked hard as she was consulted for high risk individuals. Mickie Scheurger, MSN, RN, and Linda Takvorian, MSN, RN, CNN supervised students and assisted in the screening process.