Nursing Students Engage in the Profession
Assistant Professor Nancy Meedzan, MSN, RN and nursing students
collaborate with healthcare students all over the world through the IHI Open School to achieve the goal of a safe and quality healthcare system. Their chapter is the Northeast Health Systems chapter and includes Salem Sate University School of Nursing, North Shore Community College School of Nursing and Beverly Hospital. The group recently celebrated National Patient Safety Month by increasing awareness of preventable medical errors. On each school campus, simulations were set up with multiple actual and potential errors . Students were challenged to identify as many errors as possible which could cause potential harm to the patient. This “Room full of Horrors” as it was called became a valuable learning experience on safety for nursing students.
Endicott College’s Nursing Students and Faculty
will participate in the MACN (Mass. Association Colleges of Nursing) Legislative Day at the Boston Statehouse on April 28, 2011. This MACN Annual event is where nursing faculty, nursing students, nursing and health care leadership and legislative representatives share ideas focusing on priority issues for Nursing in the Commonwealth.
Endicott Nursing Students Attend Medically Induced Trauma Support Service (MITSS) 9th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
Endicott College sophomore nursing students Ashley Goldstein (second from left), Ani Kerr( 3rd from right), and Lizzy Tarpinian (2nd from right) attended the MITSS 9th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser held November 4, 2010 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston. They are shown here with students from Harvard Medical School.
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS), Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in June of 2002 whose mission is “To Support Healing and Restore Hope” to patients, families, and clinicians who have been affected by an adverse medical event.
The students along with Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nancy Meedzan, are members of the IHI Open School for Health Professions Chapter at Endicott College which is a collaboration with nursing students from Salem State College, North Shore Community College, and Northeast Hospital Corporation. The IHI Open School for Health Professions, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, harnesses students’ energy for reform providing support to students enrolled in health-related degree programs around the world, giving them the skills they need to become change agents when they enter the workforce.
The students were able to attend the Gala through the generosity of Dr. Lucian Leape, an outspoken advocate of the nonpunitive systems approach to the prevention of medical errors. Dr. Leape, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health, has talked and written widely about the need to make patient safety a national priority.
The students heard stories of adverse medical events and networked with students from other disciplines in healthcare. Lizzy Tarpinian stated, "It was truly an honor to have the opportunity to attend the MITSS event. I was among some of the worlds' best nurses, doctors, surgeons, and hospital CEO's. It is exciting as a novice nurse to develop a passion for healthcare improvement, and share that with all of the dedicated clinicians who are working towards making that change right now."