Open House brings College of Nursing community together on campus

On Friday, May 13, More than 250 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered on campus in the Richard Cohn Memorial Building for the very first Wayne State University College of Nursing Open House. 

The event featured presentations from College of Nursing faculty and staff, as well as walking tours, meet-and-greet opportunities with nursing student ambassadors and much more. For many attendees, it was a welcome opportunity to catch up with the college after a pause on in-person events and activities.

“Open House was a great opportunity for us to reconnect as a community as we head into the summer months,” said WSU College of Nursing Dean Laurie Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It was wonderful to bring so many faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends together to highlight key updates and initiatives, celebrate our return to campus and share in the tremendous excitement for the future of our college.”

Throughout the afternoon, assistant professors Umeika Stephens, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, and Dalia Khalil, PhD, RN, delivered presentations on their respective research to improve mental health care access and examine the effects of stress on immigrant families. Associate Professor Nancy George, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP,  also demonstrated her innovative work using robots for telepresence visits, while members of the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee outlined their key priorities and initiatives.

During tours of the college’s Simulation Lab and new Student Commons, attendees could test drive virtual reality simulation technology and take a firsthand look at the Wayne State nursing student experience. Representatives from Wayne State’s Student Nurses Association were also on hand to discuss campus life and raise funds through their merchandise sale.

View photos from Open House on Flickr.

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