News and Events
November 18, 2011
UOG School of Nursing Announces New Public Health Concentration
The University of Guam, with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the approval of a new Public Health Concentration in the Health Sciences program. The program has been developed with the long-term goal of providing theory, training, research experience, and service opportunities in Public Health to residents in Guam and the neighboring islands in the region. Future outlook for the program includes establishing lasting community partnerships with local and regional groups, and obtaining concentration specific accreditation or certification.
“This Public Health concentration will build on regional associate degree Public Health programs, and provide educational opportunities to address the infectious disease and non-communicable disease burden within the region,” said Kathryn Wood, Acting Director, School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
July 28, 2010
Nursing TV Spot
Click here to watch the :60 version of UOG's new TV spot focusing on the Nursing program.
On May 27, 2010, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission peer review panel voted unanimously to recommend the full 8 years of continuing accreditation for the University of Guam’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, echoing the findings of the site visitors in February. Nursing faculty listened to the 20-minute panel report and deliberations via teleconference at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The accrediting Commission’s final decision is expected in August.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Spring 2010
Dec. 3, 2009
Deadline Extended to Apply for Admission to 200 Level Nursing Major Courses for Spring 2010
The deadline to apply for admission to 200 level Nursing courses is Friday, December 11, 2009. Students should see their advisors as soon as possible, complete letter requesting admission and worksheet for placement. Admission criteria: GPA of 2.7 or better and completion of all pre-requisites by Fall 2009. (See policy on Admission to the Nursing Major and Priority Enrollment into Nursing Courses at www.uog.edu, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Student Policies.) Spring Courses: NU202, NU203, NU204, NU205, NU207.
September 3, 2009
Application form for nursing faculty development awards. Click here for the application. The deadline is Sept 20.
Submit to Health Science Building, Room #100 c/o Terie Leon Guerrero.
August 25, 2009
University of Guam Designated as Program Office for Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center
Receives $867K in Federal Funding
The University of Guam has been designated as the program office for the Guam/Micronesia Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with the University of Hawaii, the Guam Community College, the College of Micronesia, the College of the Marshall Islands, and the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $867K in funding to UOG for the first year of a three-year grant that supports the improvement of individual and community health throughout Micronesia by recruiting and training additional health care professionals.
“Area Health Education Centers will be established in Guam, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia,” said Maria Salomon Director of Nursing at the University of Guam and Guam/Micronesia AHEC program office director. “The first year of the grant will focus on establishing the centers and developing training program curriculum.”
The goal of the Guam/Micronesia AHEC is to improve the health of the underserved through collaborative regional training initiatives across the Micronesian region. This area has some of the highest health workforce shortage ratings, and greatest health and education disparities in the US. The Guam/Micronesian Area Health Education Center emphasizes community-based interisland training for healthcare providers and students while enhancing health career education and recruitment from elementary to community college levels. The grant objectives include:
- Improve the diversity of the health professions workforce by mentoring and providing health career activities for over 1,200 underrepresented minority students per year.
- Improve the distribution of the health care workforce in Micronesia by providing local/on-island interdisciplinary training for more than 150 students a year.
- Improve the quality and retention of the health workforce in Micronesia by providing culturally relevant continuing education to more than 780 medical providers.
“We will begin recruitment activities throughout the region at the elementary level in order to familiarize young students with health care professions,” said Salomon. “Additionally, we will create programs to train these students based on the health care needs of each particular area served by the centers.” Training and continuing education programs will include curricula for nurses, dental workers, technicians, public health professionals, and physicians, among others.
The expansion of the health workforce by approximately 30 individuals per year will be accomplished through collaborative partnerships with eight postgraduate educational institutions, 30 primary and secondary schools, six Community Health Centers, local departments of health and education, providers, hospitals, and organizations.
For more information on the Area Health Education Center grant, contact Dr. Maria Salomon at 735-2650 or email@example.com.
American Pacific Nursing Leadership Council Conference
June 15 - 19, 2009
American Pacific Nursing Leadership Council Newsletter
Application Deadline: Feb. 23, 2009
UOG TakeCare Career Development Awards for scholarships/tuition support are available for students enrolled in the UOG Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, and in Master of Science in Nursing programs for Spring 2009. Deadline for application: February 23, 2009. For the criteria, application form, and more information, contact the UOG School of Nursing and Health Sciences administrative Office at 735-2650-2, or visit the UOG Health Science Building Rm 100.
School of Nursing and Health Sciences Spring 2008 Dean's List
To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must be full-time (minimum 12 credits) have earned a 3.5 GPA, and do not have an incomplete. SNHS Spring 2008 Dean's List
May 19, 2008
Rear Admiral of the Navy Nurse Corps Visits UOG
Navy Nurse Corps Rear Admiral Bruzek-Kohler and Captain John A. Rothacker visited the University of Guam’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences on May 19th. Nursing Director Dr. Maria Salomon gave a brief overview of the nursing program at UOG, and Rear Admiral Bruzek-Kohler commented positively on the high number of male nursing graduates from UOG’s program compared to U.S. national statistics. Approximately 25% of UOG’s graduates are male, compared to 5% across the U.S. Pictured are UOG Assessment Officer Deborah Leon Guerrero, UOG President Robert A. Underwood, Rear Admiral Bruzek-Kohler, UOG Senior Vice President Helen Whippy, UOG Nursing Director Maria Salomon, Captain Rothacker, and UOG nursing faculty member, Teofila Cruz.
End of the Semester Celebration
Graduating Seniors were recognized during the School of Nursing and Health Sciences the end of the semester celebration. Recipients of the TakeCare scholarship were also recognized.