Posts in category SPRING 2014

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Bloomsburg University’s nursing program is moving in a new direction by offering a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) starting in summer 2015. “Initially, the students enrolled in the DNP program will be employed as advanced practice nurses in hospitals, clinics and other outpatient settings,” says Michelle Ficca, chair of the university’s nursing department. “The long-term […]

Nursing Differently


When Bloomsburg University and Geisinger Health System join forces, the result is well-prepared students, many of whom find careers they love at the Danville-based system that serves more than 2.6 million residents in 44 counties. When she first came to work at Geisinger Medical Center, Susan Fetterman planned to stay a year. Thirty-two years later, […]

Why Arabic?


Robert Nixon and Madalyn Goss are among a growing number of students worldwide enrolled in Arabic classes. “Arabic represents more than 300 million speakers,” says Yahya Laayouni, assistant professor of Arabic and French, “and is the language of the second largest religion in the world, Islam. Arabic is also the fifth most spoken language in […]

Privacy Matters


While searching through a box of mementoes, I came upon my student ID from the University of California, Berkeley. Immediately, I was struck by two things: my very youthful face in the photograph and my Social Security number used as my student identification number. Safeguarding identity was not an issue when I was in college […]

Winning Father-Daughter Combination


When senior Catherine Noack reached 1,000 career points with a step-back 3-pointer on Jan. 11, the Bethlehem native had a familiar face cheering her on. It was someone with many of his own memorable Nelson Field House moments — her father, Glenn, also a 1,000-point scorer for the Huskies. The Noacks are the only family […]