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National Experts Explore Patient Safety Solutions and Duval County’s Opioid Crisis, Led by JU QSEN Institute

By Sheri Webber

Jacksonville University’s QSEN Institute Regional Center hosted its 2018 Patient Safety Forum on March 2, welcoming a sold-out crowd that included students, safety professionals, policymakers, compliance professionals, pharmacists, risk managers, and medical professionals from across the spectrum …

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FIT LIFE: Is gaming addiction a real disorder?

Trust me, I am not a fan of my boys playing video games. We have strict house rules: no gaming during the school week and only for limited times on the weekend (pending if they behaved during the week). This …

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Online Nursing master’s program soars to new heights on U.S. News’ “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” list

Engaged students, responsive faculty and state-of-the-art technology have put the online Nursing masters program offered through JU’s Keigwin School of Nursing in elite company on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” list.

The program, administered …

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HEALTHY LIFE: When should you call in Hospice?

Recently I was asked a not so uncommon question by someone facing the loss of a loved one because of a terminal illness: How do you know when it’s the right time to call in Hospice?

For most of us, …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Ostomies require life adjustments

President Dwight Eisenhower, former pro golfer Al Geiberger, former all-pro Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer, the late U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neill and Olympic gold medalist and pro golfer Babe Zaharias all had something in common — …

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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society’s JU chapter inducts students, faculty

More than 50 undergraduate and graduate students were recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, joining an elite national group whose members have served in the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court; won Nobel and Pulitzer …

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Living homeless gives CMHC masters student Joe Johnson priceless insight as he aids Florida supportive housing study

Joe Johnson needed to feel the fear.

A JU Clinical and Mental Health Counseling masters student, Johnson spends much of his day with the chronically homeless as Housing Programs Manager for the local nonprofit Ability Housing, offering guidance on support …

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Dr. Erica Kines and Nursing students double underserved patient care at Community Health Outreach using innovative $50,000 training grant

More than twice as many underserved patients are getting primary care — and with a week’s wait time instead of a month — as a result of a flourishing year-long partnership between Jacksonville University’s Keigwin School of Nursing and the …

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JU becomes Florida’s first private university to take ACHA “Healthy Campus Pledge” and join prized national network

Jacksonville University has become the first private higher education institution in Florida to commit to the goals of the American College Health Association’s “Healthy Campus Pledge” and is now part of an exclusive network of official Healthy Campus 2020 Partners.…

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