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River Life: Why you’re seeing foam in the St. Johns

When you look at many rivers and oceans, the water looks so clean and inviting. But if you take a clear glass jar, fill it with that same water, and look at it closely, you will see that it is …

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Licensed Practical Nurses ‘crucial’ to healthcare systems

Working as a licensed practical nurse is not only an accessible entry point into the nursing field, but it offers the opportunity to do meaningful, valuable work in a hospital setting. 

Executive Director of Healthcare Simulation Center Dr. Kathleen Kavanagh …

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HQS professor lands Fulbright Specialist grant for work in Liberia

More than ten years after Dr. Dorcas Kunkel helped launch a M.S. in Nursing/Midwifery program in Monrovia, Liberia, she’s returning to the country as a Fulbright Specialist.

As an adjunct in JU’s Healthcare Quality and Safety department and an experienced …

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River Life: Why worms swarmed the St. Johns

Worms. Who knew that worms could create such a discussion when they suddenly appeared in the St. Johns River last month. But that was the case a few weeks ago, when my friend Jeff Lageman, former Jaguar outstanding defensive end …

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Do the math!: Jacksonville University introduces Just-In-Time math modules to accelerate student learning

Dr. Ward teaching math

Just-In-Time teaching is a well-established method of instruction designed decades ago to accelerate student learning through the use of classroom activities and work that students do at home in preparation for class. It has been widely and successfully implemented across …

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Who let the dogs out?: Data science students learn by helping Jax Humane Society

If you’ve ever wondered where the animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society came in from, Dr. Daniel Moseley’s Data Science Foundations students probably have an answer for you. 

In a partnership with the Geography department and professors Dr. Ashley Johnson …

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First-generation college student on his way to becoming a doctor

Antonio Espinoza ‘21 didn’t stop at being the first in his family to graduate college. Less than a year later, he was also accepted to medical school, taking the first step toward his dream of becoming a physician. 

So far, …

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The Connected Series: Capturing the motion of the St. Johns

In November, Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute and JAXPORT launched the Connected initiative, aimed at advancing the vitality of the St. Johns River through education. This series will highlight the work of Jacksonville University’s Connected team, and how they

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River Life: You can make a big difference in health of our environment

The St. Johns River is the acknowledged heart of northeast Florida, essential to both our environment and our economy. Efforts to maintain it in as a clean and productive waterway are generally understood as being both appropriate and necessary. So …

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Jacksonville University to offer Practical Nurse (PN) certification

In an effort to meet the growing need for nursing staff in local healthcare systems, Jacksonville University announced it is adding another pathway into the nursing profession with its one-year Practical Nurse program, offered in partnership with Baptist Health and …

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