nursing students in front of healthy eating displayThird-year nursing students discuss the importance of early childhood healthy habits and lifestyles at the Spring into Health fair held at Frank W. Begley elementary school.

Nursing placement encourages healthy habits during formative years

Students and parents from Frank W. Begley elementary school gathered March 22 to learn from UWindsor nursing students about physical and emotional well-being as part of a “Spring into Health” fair.

The fair is a component of a 12-week placement offered for third-year nursing students and forms an integral part of their curriculum since it teaches the students to understand, interact, and communicate effectively with youth in a community setting.

Nancy Edwards, Noeman MirzaNancy Edwards signs a copy of her book “Not One, Not Even One” for nursing professor Noeman Mirza.

Nursing grad returns to share lessons of 45-year career

The Faculty of Nursing welcomed back alumna Nancy Edwards (BScN 1974) for a March 7 address entitled “Lessons learned about leadership and capacity-building: a 45-year career in public and global health.”

Dr. Edwards is a professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa and an author, most recently of Not One, Not Even One: A Memoir of Life-altering Experiences in Sierra Leone, West Africa, published by FriesenPress in 2022.

Jennifer-Grace SharrowMaster of Nursing student Jennifer-Grace Sharrow will discuss “The Importance of Mindfulness for Patient Safety” in one of two webinars this month by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Webinars to address patient safety

A pair of webinars this month will address issues in patient safety.
exhausted nurseReports of nurses leaving the profession during the pandemic due to burnout and overall distress was the impetus for a UWindsor-led research project that will develop a course to psychologically prepare nursing students for work in hospitals during health-care crises. Photo by Cedric Fauntleroy/Pexels.

Project to train nurses to cope with health-care crises

A new research project aims to ensure nursing graduates are psychologically prepared to work in hospitals during health-care crises.