School of Nursing
Bonnie Clipper, first vice president of innovation for the for the American Nurses Association, will speak on “Emerging Technology Impacting Nursing Practice” as the final guest speaker for the School of Nursing’s 85th Anniversary on Thursday, April 2, at 3:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium.
Clipper is the chief clinical officer at Wambi, a patient engagement and employee recognition platform aimed at empowering compassionate care, and is an expert in the nursing innovation space. She created the innovation framework that is inspiring 4 million registered nurses to participate in innovation to transform health. Her career spans more than 20 years in executive nursing roles and she is a top nurse influencer in LinkedIn. She speaks internationally on radical collaborations and the impact of emerging technologies on nursing practice.
A reception will follow in the President’s Boardroom in Bauccio Commons from 5 t0 7 p.m. Clipper will offer reflections of her visit and those who attend will have the opportunity to engage in conversation over light hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP for the reception here. If you have any questions, please email Steven Arends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Nursing will present a Trauma Informed Care event on Monday, February 24 (today!) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. Mandy Davis from Portland State University, who serves as director of Trauma Informed Oregon, will speak on understanding how trauma impacts individuals and families. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP using this link.
The School of Nursing is in need of pregnant females for a prenatal simulation class on Saturday, February 22, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Volunteer subjects must be willing to be interviewed by graduate family nurse practitioner students, as well as being measured for fundal height and checked for fetal heart tones. Compensation will be provided. If you or someone you know might be interested and willing to participate please contact Patricia Cox, nursing, at email@example.com as soon as possible.
In celebration of the University of Portland School of Nursing’s 85th Anniversary, guest speaker Joan Gurvis will be visiting campus on Tuesday, February 18, to discuss the topic of leadership. All faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to join the School of Nursing for Gurvis’ presentation as she works with senior nursing students on “Learning Agility: Maximizing your student experience and beyond” in Buckley Center Auditorium from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. No RSVP is required.
Gurvis’ work in her private practice as a leadership and organizational development consultant focuses on working with clients to deliver leadership solutions at the team and organizational level, with an emphasis on senior team development, shaping culture, and organizational transformation. In her role as a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), she is building capability within CCL to advance the center’s organizational leadership practice, and facilitates programs focused on the C-Suite. At CCL, she is one of the lead faculty for “Leadership at the Peak,” CCL’s offering for C level executives.
There will be a community reception that evening to honor Gurvis and her work. You will hear reflections of her visit and have the opportunity to engage in conversation over light hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Terrace Room, Bauccio Commons. Please RSVP for the reception here.
“The Undertaking,” part of the Rev. Claude Pomerleau Memorial Concert Series, will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., in Hunt Center Recital Hall. A reception will follow.
An aging mother’s health teeters on the brink. Her adult daughter scrambles to find footing as her role shifts from child to authority figure. Death pounds at the door and they both wonder, “Could someone this ticked off actually be dying?” Through an interdisciplinary blend of music, movement, and theatrical storytelling, “The Undertaking” uses actor/dancers to portray the end-of-life care of an elder using Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2, played live by local music ensemble Northwest Piano Trio.
Featuring UP alumna Hannah Hillebrand ’05 and music faculty member Susan McDaniel, and directed by UP faculty/alumna Jessica Wallenfels, this performance is free to the UP community. Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center, the Beckman Humor Project, the Fr. Claude Pomerleau Memorial Concert Series, the School of Nursing, and the Performing and Fine Arts Department. For ADA accommodations or more information contact Wallenfels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of the University of Portland School of Nursing’s 85th anniversary, our next guest speaker, Dr. Teri Pipe, will be visiting campus on Thursday, January 23, 2020, to discuss the topic of mindfulness. Pipe is the chief well-being officer at Arizona State University and the founding director of ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience. She is an expert on mindfulness, which is a skill set to increase the ability to experience being fully present, focused, and alive.
We invite you to join us for her presentation as she works with our senior nursing students on “Mindfulness and Resilience: Practicing Presence in the Academic Environment.” The presentation will take place in Buckley Center Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, January, 23, 2020. No RSVP is required.
All are invited to a community reception that evening to honor Pipe and her work. She will present reflections of her visit and have the opportunity to engage in conversation over light hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. in the President’s Boardroom, Bauccio Commons. Please RSVP for the reception here.
If you have any questions, please email Steven Arends at email@example.com.
Pamela Potter, associate professor of nursing, will retire at the end of fall semester. She came to the Bluff in 2007 with a BS from Northern Illinois University, an MA from the University of New Mexico, and a DNS from Yale University. Potter is well-known for her work in facilitating the development of the School of Nursing’s new undergraduate degree in integrative health and wellness studies.
A farewell reception for Pamela Potter will be held on Monday, December 16, in Franz Hall’s Murphy conference room, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception, thank Pamela for her years of service, congratulate her, and wish her a fond farewell.
Need a little relaxation? Try 15 minutes of Reiki/Healing Touch this next week before finals. Open to faculty, staff, and students. Reiki/Healing Touch clinics will be held in BC 375 on December 3 from 2:30-4 p.m. and December 4 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Sign up outside the door. Clinics will continue monthly in 2020.
Reiki and Healing Touch are relaxing modalities offered to clients by practitioners across the country in both outpatient and inpatient settings. For more information contact Cynthia Backer, nursing, at firstname.lastname@example.org and see the University of Minnesota links on Reiki and Healing Touch.