Your nursing degree from Cedar Crest College gives you the foundation to pursue an advanced degree and specialize in a number of areas, including specialization as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife and other paths. Nurses also enter the fields of quality assurance, communications, product management and marketing/sales.
The purposes of the nursing honor society are to recognize superior achievement and the development of leadership qualities, to foster high professional standards, to encourage creative work and to strengthen commitment to the ideas and purposes of the nursing profession.
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died (at the age of 33) from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick’s family was very touched by the remarkable compassion and clinical skill demonstrated by Patrick’s nurses during his illness, so they created DAISY to recognize exceptional nurses everywhere.
Global nursing is an eye-opening experience that helps you appreciate cultural differences, explore other kinds of health care systems, and see how your own beliefs and values impact your caregiving. Cedar Crest offers many global nursing opportunities. You can spend a few weeks in rural Belize caring for village residents, study at partner nursing schools in Sweden or Ghana, and get to know international students on the Cedar Crest campus. A global perspective is important for nurses in our multicultural society, and it’s also considered a strong component of leadership.
Type 1 Diabetes is a condition in which a person’s body stops making the hormone insulin, which helps the body’s cells to use the sugar that we get from foods for energy. In people without Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas sends out just the right amount of insulin after a meal to help the sugar (glucose) in our blood to be used by our cells. Since the pancreas does not make insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes, they need to get insulin into the bloodstream by injections or insulin pumps.