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Path to better patient safety leads through new Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University

The call to action came in 1999, when the Institute of Medicine issued its “To Err Is Human” report estimating that as many as 98,000 people were dying annually from preventable medical errors. Urged on by an alarmed public, the health care system implemented procedures, policies and training to improve patient safety. But almost two ...

Renowned shark researcher to augment marine science programs, help new partner OCEARCH

He’s one of the great shark researchers and taggers, and now Jacksonville University has tracked him down to teach marine science and combine his student-centric efforts with the University’s new partner, world-renowned shark collaborative OCEARCH. Dr. Bryan Franks starts in mid-August as an Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science in the College of Arts ...

National experts to discuss patient safety challenges and trends June 9 at inaugural Patient Safety Forum at Jacksonville University

The first statewide/regional conference bringing together hundreds of health care leaders, nurses, physicians and students to hear from renowned experts on patient safety is set for Friday, June 9, at Jacksonville University. The Patient Safety Forum also celebrates the formal launch of JU’s premier founding Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center ...

Silver Level “Exercise Is Medicine” status puts campus in elite company nationally

Jacksonville University joins only 20 other U.S. higher education campuses that have earned Silver Level status from the Exercise Is Medicine on Campus global health movement. Last year, the campus was presented Bronze Level status by movement founder Dr. Bob Sallis before a packed Terry Concert Hall during Charter Week. It is one of only ...

Keigwin School of Nursing preparing students to conquer stress – before and after graduating

Stress in the nursing profession has become such a norm that there’s even a special term for it: Nursing Burnout Syndrome. The findings are a bit daunting: in one survey at the University of Colorado Hospital, nearly nine out of 10 nurses met criteria for Burnout Syndrome — emotional exhaustion, detachment, and poorer cognitive function ...

‘I felt the children were like dry soil, looking for a drop of water’ – Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa helps children including Syrian refugees in Florida’s largest ‘Give Kids A Smile’ effort

Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa will never forget a child named Ahmad. The JU School of Orthodontics Clinical Associate Professor was handing out free Give Kids A Smile dental kits containing toothpaste, toothbrushes and instruction cards to 300 Syrian refugee children at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in February. She noticed one young boy who kept ...

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