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First responders vehicles arrive at nursing suite

Penn State Scranton nursing program helps local emergency responders prepare for crisis situations

They can cough. They can tell you they are going to vomit. Their eyes go into dilation and miosis. Their face turns blue when their vitals are low on oxygen. They can die. They can be saved. The possibilities are almost endless.

These are the “not-so-real” patients who reside in the Nursing Suite at Penn State Scranton. They are high-fidelity mannequins, and their realistic, human-like behavior will blow you away.

Kiernan Riley presents research

Riley research project

Honors nursing student Kiernan recently presented her research at the Seventh Annual Perspectives in Nursing and Healthcare Conference, held at Geisinger’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research in Danville.  With her, from left, is nursing instructor Justina Ferguson and assistant clinical professor of nursing, Dr. Michael Evans, who is also the campus' assistant chief academic officer.  

Riley research at Geisinger

Nursing student presents research at Geisinger conference

Kiernan Riley, an honor’s nursing student at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been researching end-of-life care and patients living with end-stage heart failure for over a year now with Dr. Michael Evans, PSWS assistant clinical professor. In January, she had the opportunity to present pieces of that research at a conference hosted by Geisinger Medical Center in Danville
Narcotic painkillers

College of Nursing pledges to educate students on opioid abuse

The College of Nursing has joined with 190 other schools of nursing in educating nurse practitioner students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
Narcotic painkillers

Nursing: Narcotic painkillers

The College of Nursing has joined with 190 other schools of nursing in educating nurse practitioner students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.