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b2ap3_thumbnail_Kathy-Stolfer-Resized.jpgDr. Kathy Stolfer, associate professor of nursing at Waynesburg University, recently presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Baccalaureate Nursing Education Conference in New Orleans, La.

Her presentation, “RN-BSN Courses: The Clinical Piece,” focused on the creation of required clinical components for RN-BSN courses according to what AACN mandates.

“I was very honored to be accepted, based on the fact that 339 abstract submissions were received and only 35 percent were accepted, which included podium and poster presentations,” Stolfer said. “My podium presentation was well-received, and I had a packed room!”

The annual conference presented issues of vital importance to baccalaureate and pre-licensure nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assist deans and directors to implement those standards; influence the nursing profession to improve health care; and promote public support for professional nursing education, research and practice.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Kimberly-Stephens-Resized.jpgThe research of  Dr. Kimberly Stephens, assistant professor of nursing at Waynesburg and co-director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, and Dr. Nancy Mosser, chair and director of the Waynesburg University Department of Nursing, was recently published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal. 

Stephens served as the primary writer and presenter of their manuscript titled, “Simulation to Improve Pediatric Patient Outcomes: University and Hospital Collaborative,” which served as part of her capstone project and one of the criteria to graduate from Waynesburg University’s DNP Program. 

She and Mosser presented the research at multiple national and regional conferences and earned an Emerging Learning & Integrated Technologies Education (ELITE) National Dissemination Symposium Poster Presentation Quality Award for using simulation as a teaching strategy. 

The manuscript detailed Stephens’ instruction and implementation of best practices for intravenous ( IV) insertion, particularly in pediatric health. The DNP capstone project requires students to identify an issue in the healthcare field and develop the research and educational techniques to help solve the issue. 

“This study resulted in an improvement in practice at the institutional level and provides an example of how collaboration between academic and practice institutions can result in successful outcomes for patients,” Mosser said.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Nancy-Mosser-Resized.jpgAccording to the paper’s abstract, “Through the use of simulation technology and debriefing techniques at the pediatric PIV insertion program, pediatric PIV insertion skills improved.” 

As a graduate of Waynesburg University’s DNP Program, an assistant professor and co-director of Graduate and Professional Studies Nursing Programs at the University and a practicing nursing professional, Stephens said that continued professional development, such as submitting her paper to the journal, is important.

“You have to be constantly involved,” Stephens said. “We want to bring the best practices, guidelines and technology to our classrooms and patients.”

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As classes begin today, six new faculty members will join the Waynesburg University undergraduate teaching community.
“We are excited to welcome these new faculty members to our community of scholars,” said Dr. Robert Graham, Waynesburg University Provost. “Our students will benefit from their extensive experience and training.”
Dr. Michael (Mick) J. Bates was named Associate Professor of Business Administration at Waynesburg University. He received his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy, his M.B.A. from Regent University and his Doctor of Management from George Fox University. Dr. Bates will teach Principles of Management, Personnel/Human Resources Management and Leadership and Stewardship.
Andrew Heisey was named Assistant Professor of Art and will join the Fine Art Department at Waynesburg University. He received his B.A. from Messiah College, his M.A. from Bloomsburg University and his M.F.A. from The University of the Arts. He will teach Art to the Early Renaissance, Sculpture and Ceramics.
Faith Musko will serve as Instructor of Forensic Science at Waynesburg University. She received her B.S. from Waynesburg University and her M.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma. Musko will teach Practical Chemistry for Life, General Chemistry and Introduction to Forensic Science.
Dr. Richard Pierce was named Assistant Professor of English at Waynesburg University. He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.A. from Ohio University, his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He will teach College Composition I and Introduction to Creative Writing.
Dr. Wayne Rossiter will join Waynesburg University as Assistant Professor of Biology. He received his B.S. from Otterbein University, his M.S. from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Dr. Rossiter will teach Principles of Biology, Ecology and Environmental Biology.
Dr. Karen Younger will serve as a Full-time Lecturer of History at Waynesburg University. She received her B.A. from Trinity International University, her M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Younger will teach United States History to 1865 and Sports in American History.
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Alejandro Pinzón, lecturer of music at Waynesburg University, will make his conducting debut in South America as a guest conductor in a concert presented by the Camerata Cattaruzzi Saturday, August 25, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The concert, a part of the Law School of Buenos Aires University's Cycle of Great Concerts, will include “Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major” by W. A. Mozart, with Buenos Aires pianist Sabrina Blebel as the soloist; “Sarabande, Gigue and Badinerie” by Arcangelo Corelli; “Panamanian Dances” by William Grant Still; “Spanish Serenade” by Joaquín Malats; and “Caminante del Mayab” by Antonio Mediz Bolio and Guty Cárdenas.
“This is an opportunity for me to share music from different cultures with another part of the globe,” Pinzón said. 
Pinzón's activities as a conductor include frequent performances both in Mexico and in the United States. He is also the music director of the Morgantown Community Orchestra in Morgantown, W.Va. and a doctoral candidate in orchestra conducting at West Virginia University. Pinzon holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations from the Institute of Communication Studies of Yucatan in Merida, Mexico, and a Master Degree in Orchestra Conducting from the University of Texas at El Paso.
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The latest art installation of Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art at Waynesburg University, is displayed at 313 S. Broad Street in center city Philadelphia, in a lot owned by The University of the Arts. 

Heisey and Andrew Walker, a painter, photographer and teacher at Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, Pa., partnered to design the art installation, the Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST), which is constructed of recycled and abandoned materials and serves as a temporary artist studio. The structure of RUST was inspired by wigwams, which are domed dwellings used by certain Native American tribes.

“Our goal is to challenge the way buildings are made and to draw awareness to the need to revitalize the urban environment,” Heisey said. “So many places within the city are left rusting away and abandoned. These are places that breed crime and pollution. In the right hands, some of these places could be rebuilt into new and special places for art and/or cultural centers.” 

Throughout the month of August, artists are scheduled to work within RUST, making art dealing with ideas of urban renewal. The work of these artists and parts of RUST will be recycled into a show at the Mount Airy Art Garage in Philadelphia November 10.

Heisey has exhibited work throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. His sculptures have been featured at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, on the cover of Messiah College Magazine, at Elizabethtown College art galleries, at Bloomsburg University's Haas Gallery, The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery and several other galleries in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining Waynesburg University, Heisey served as a high school art teacher at Harrisburg Christian School in Harrisburg, Pa., and adjunct professor of art at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from The University of the Arts, a Master of Arts from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Messiah College.

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