Navigation Links
The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing Receives $50,000 Grant From the Verizon Foundation for Telenursing Pilot Program
Date:3/18/2009

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of New Rochelle has received a two-year, $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support a "telenursing" pilot program at the college's school of nursing. The school is one of the first baccalaureate nursing schools in the nation to incorporate telenursing -- the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide nursing services to patients -- into a formal home health care nursing curriculum.

Working in a simulated home health care environment with a computerized manikin "client," CNR's nursing students will learn to use an Internet connection and video, voice and data communications to enable patients or caregivers to perform their own measurements, such as monitoring vital signs, at home. The results are automatically sent via the Internet to the care manager, who has access to clinical-review software. This technology can replace a home visit, or show that a visit is needed.

The telenursing simulation experience will enable students to master new technology and promote further technological innovation related to providing access to better home health care. In addition, the experience will foster student understanding of how to educate clients and families in the use of technology to access reliable Internet information, thereby increasing self-care and independence.

Dr. Mary Alice Donius, dean of the School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle, said, "Verizon's generosity will allow our students to master critical skills through telenursing hands-on technology, thus directly addressing the critical nursing shortage by enabling the students to offer future clients greater and more immediate access to health care."

Verizon Foundation President Patrick Gaston presented the grant, to be paid over two years, to Donius on Wednesday (March 18) at The College of New Rochelle's Wellness Center. Those attending the presentation included New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson; Tom McCarroll, Verizon executive director of state and local government affairs; and John F. Butler, Verizon director of government and external affairs.

"Technology provides a tremendous tool for expanding training opportunities to health care professionals and improving care for patients," said Gaston. "We are proud to partner with The College of New Rochelle on this innovative program."

Established in 1976, the School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle is widely recognized for innovation and excellence in programming that is responsive to the public's changing health needs.

The first Catholic college for women in New York state, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools that admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of the college is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City. The college has five other campus locations in New York City. More information is available at the college's Web site at www.cnr.edu.

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its free educational Web site, Thinkfinity.org, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2008, the Verizon Foundation awarded more than $68 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. It also matched the charitable donations of Verizon employees and retirees, resulting in an additional $26 million in combined contributions to nonprofits. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation's largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered more than 3 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizonfoundation.org.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 80 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 224,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $97 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Verizon
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Houston Northwest Medical Center and Surrounding Community Will Benefit From New Lone Star College-North Harris Health Professions Building
2. American College of Surgeons recognizes Mayo hospitals for exemplary outcomes
3. American College of Surgeons Recognizes Mayo Hospitals for Exemplary Outcomes
4. HCD Research and Muhlenberg College Will Use an Index to Monitor Physicians and Consumers Perceptions of Health Care Reform
5. Marian College and St.Vincent Health Announce Collaboration To Address Nursing Shortage in Indiana
6. Journal of American College of Surgeons finds lung transplantation should be used in older patients
7. Caldwell College to Host National Conference on Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis in April, Autism Awareness Month
8. ACIS Fitness Challenges Launch Across 200 Colleges Nationwide
9. American College of Gastroenterology Issues Updated Colorectal Cancer Guidelines
10. UPDATE: NewCardio Leadership to Present Clinical Data of Fully Automated QTinno(TM) Study at American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting
11. NewCardio Leadership to Present Clinical Data of Fully Automated QTinno(TM) Study at American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Etymotic Research will demonstrate its ... Merchants (NAMM) winter trade show, Booth #2876, at the Anaheim Convention Center in ... the gold standard for high-definition, in-ear earphones. This classic earphone has been updated ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... education for EMS and firefighting professionals, has released four new continuing education courses ... courses are taught live in an online classroom and meet the requirements of ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... SensorInsight ®, an Internet ... in the U.S.A. to offer Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on ... sensor deployments such as monitoring solutions used to detect potentially hazardous conditions in ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , ... January 17, 2017 , ... Livionex, Inc., a ... of a double blind clinical study for its dental gel that shows significant reduction ... brand of toothpaste containing triclosan. The study was conducted at the Beckman Laser Institute ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies and ranked among the top US security companies for ... of Directors. This announcement brings a year-long independent board nomination process to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)...  OrthoAccel ® Technologies, Inc. announces that the ... "The Effect of Vibration on Molar Distalization," a study ... S. Jay Bowman , this prospective, peer-reviewed clinical study ... Technology ® speeds up molar distalization rates in ... of days to move the upper molars into a ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan 17, 2017 Research ... Market in Healthcare Industry 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The global fluoropolymer ... 7.19% during the period 2016-2020. Global Fluoropolymer Market ... in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 17, 2017 Following an initial analysis, ... the Food and Drug Administration,s (FDA,s) final regulatory ... Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities." In its ... on pre-packaging -- which would have put patients ... long term care (LTC) pharmacies.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: