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Oncology nurse Sheets ’14 returns to serve Boone

By Elisabeth Wall

Hannah Sheets ’14 has come back home.

Sheets is a member of the third graduating class of nurses from Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences. Her first position out of college was in the oncology unit of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. Two years later she has returned to work at Watauga Medical Center’s radiation oncology department.

CHAMP screenings to improve balance to begin March 5

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in March.

Appalachian to offer Master of Science in Nursing beginning in August

BOONE—The UNC Board of Governors has approved a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program for Appalachian State University, which is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Appalachian’s accrediting body. The MSN application process will be available once final approval is granted by SACS . The degree will prepare nurse educators. Courses will be offered online and at Appalachian’s off-campus, distance education sites in surrounding counties.

Hughes appointed to service academy nomination board

BOONE—Dr. Vickie Hughes, an associate professor in the Department of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, has been appointed to serve on Rep. Virginia Foxx’s Service Academy Nomination Board. Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District.

Award-winning conservationist Jay Leutze to speak at Appalachian Oct. 6

BOONE—Award-winning conservationist and author Jay Erskine Leutze will present a public lecture titled “Standing Up Mountains: The Challenge Continues” on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

Gift supports nursing program at Appalachian

BOONE—A $20,000 gift from David and Tamela Everett of Hickory and Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences has added another level of realism for students training in the Department of Nursing’s simulation lab.

Appalachian’s first nursing class receives 100 percent pass rate on national exam

BOONE—One hundred percent of the first graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Appalachian State University passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Johanson has been named interim chair of the Department of Nursing

BOONE—Dr. Linda Johanson has been named interim chair of the Department of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. She replaces Dr. Wanda Stutts who chaired the department from 2010-12.