Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2017

Health Science Faculty Member is a Finalist at the 2017 Athena Pinnacle Awards!

Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor Linda Travis Macomber was honored on May 4th by Athena, a San Diego-based business organization championing women executives and rising managers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Athena's Pinnacle Awardsare held each year in the spring to recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to in promoting Athena's mission of fostering the personal and professional growth of women through mentoring, education, recognition, and leadership training. Professor Macomber was recognized in the category of Education.  Under Linda's leadership, her Master of Science in Health Informatics program was recently recognized as one of the top 25 online Health Informatics programs in the country according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  She was honored with other finalists in a gala fund raising event at the La Jolla Hyatt on May 5th.  Several NU Faculty attended th…

How Can a Horse Really Matter?

Dr. Paul Tontz, an academic counselor for the Vets2BSN program, had the opportunity to take part in the Heart of Horsemanship (HOH) Workshop this past weekend.  Below is his experience.


"This past warm, sunny weekend for Armed Forces Day, I had the opportunity to participate in a one day Heart of Horsemanship (HOH) workshop presented by Drs. Ellen Kaye Gehrke and Michael Myers and Mr. Tom Gunter at the Rolling Horse Ranch in Ramona.  The Heart of Horsemanship is an 8-week program offered to veterans as a complementary approach to treating symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress.  It is a form of equine therapy where one has a chance to improve confidence, self-esteem, and reduce anxiety while learning to ride and connect to horses in the western tradition.  Past participants have reported a positive well-being, reduction of stress and anxiety, and emotional regulation as a result of participation.  Admittedly as a therapist in training learning more traditional means for th…

Happy National Nurses Week!