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2021 Rubert Scholar Graduates

June 29, 2021

Four Class of 2021 graduates from Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions each received a $10,000 scholarship from the William and Theresa M. Rubert Memorial Scholarship Trust. The Trust provides financial awards for qualified students who attend the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Students must be full-time and academically qualified BSN co-op pre-juniors or juniors with financial need to be considered.

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Drexel alumna Holly Hagy, BSN '15, a school nurse and a nurse at Socorro General Hospital.

From the front lines, Drexel alumna Holly Hagy ‘15 offers a window into rural nursing

June 29, 2021

After spending decades running a marketing and advertising company with her husband, Drexel alumna Holly Hagy, BS nursing '15, chose nursing as her second career. Because she saw the need for and importance of health practitioners in rural communities, Hagy moved to New Mexico to care for folks in Magdalena, New Mexico.

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Graphic for the Dance Movement Therapy Service at Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services

11th Street Dance Movement Therapy: A Patient's Story

June 17, 2021

Ruth Briggs, a patient at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, shares her experience with using dance movement therapy to help navigate trauma.

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Drexel Academic Tower Updates

June 17, 2021

The ground has been broken on the Drexel Academic Tower, the new home for the College of Nursing and Health Professions in the University City Campus. Periodic updates, photos and video will be posted so you can feel part of the project.

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Katie Farrell, MSN, an assistant clinical professor and track director at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, receiving the Nurse Leader Award when she worked at Penn Medicine.

The Dual Roles of Katie Farrell

June 09, 2021

College of Nursing and Health Professions Assistant Clinical Professor Katie Farrell knew that the best place to pursue her doctorate degree was right under her nose. She's combining her love of nursing and teaching for a comprehensive EdD degree thanks to Drexel's School of Education and CNHP. 

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Male high school students cutting up apples in EAT RIGHT PHILLY nutrition class.

EAT RIGHT PHILLY: Inspiring Health, Wellness and Better Learning

June 01, 2021

Drexel's SNAP-Ed)/ EAT RIGHT PHILLY has been working with the School District of Philadelphia to make nutrition a priority through interactive nutrition lessons, movement breaks, hydration tips, and more geared to the children and adults in the district.

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CAT Alumni Help Patients Express Themselves When Words Cannot

May 19, 2021

Creative arts therapists and Drexel University alumni, Maureen Vita and Paul Nolan, are using art therapy and music therapy to help patients with cancer diagnoses manage their mental health before, during and after treatment.

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Trevon Friar, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, graduated in June 2020 from Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Trevon Friar is Changing the Perception of Psychiatric Care

May 05, 2021

Trevon Friar, MSN '20, has always wanted to help people. Psychiatry was always his passion, but he followed a different path and became a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Now he's working to change the perception of mental health while providing outstanding care.

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Creative Arts Therapies PhD Student to Receive $19,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

May 04, 2021

A study proposed by Creative Arts Therapies PhD candidate Nalini Prakash has been approved for a $19,000 Research Grants in the Arts award funded by the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA). Nalini received one of 14 awards given in this category for financial year 2021.

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Certified physician assistants and Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions alumni Lena Ward '19 and Brandon Cherry '19 are taking over as host of the JAAPA podcast

Passing the Mic

May 03, 2021

Adrian Banning, DHSc, MMS, PA-C, and Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, created and have been hosting the JAAPA podcast for four years. The pair met through social media, pitched the idea to JAAPA, and with support throughout the community, have produced nearly 60 episodes since 2017. Now they are handing over the mics to the next hosting duo, two Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions alumni.

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