News & Announcements
The Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling scouted and initiated our first study abroad program in Belize, which is scheduled to launch in May 2017. In local engagement efforts, our department is collaborating with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to provide space in our community counseling clinic for their staff to conduct forensic interviews with children. This partnership may eventually lead to the development of a joint child advocacy center.
In program related news, for the 5th year in a row, CMHC students achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Counselor Examination. Congratulations students!
The Department of Nursing
In March 2016, the Department of Nursing (DON) celebrated the launch of the college’s newly created Center for Clinical Simulation, an interactive and high fidelity center focused on teaching and learning through simulation.
It is also with great excitement that we announce the national ranking of our RN to BSN program, as declared by College Choice.
The DON also achieved success in receiving continuing accreditation for 8 years from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The Department of Physical Therapy
The 2nd annual cREATe event (creating rehab engineering and assistive technology experiences) provided a tremendous opportunity for DPT students to gain real-world experiences and important inter-professional understanding; as they partnered with Georgia Tech engineering students to design and construct custom made assistive devices for local patients.
The Department of Physical Therapy is excited to announce the opening of two new state-of-the-art research labs. The Movement Science and Balance and Neuromotor Rehab laboratories, run by Drs. Stanislaw Solnick and Eunse Park, feature a high-speed motion analysis system integrated with an EMG, force platform and virtual reality information, and a cutting edge balance testing/treatment Equitest system and neurologic training equipment. PT also celebrates the launch of their student run, pro-bono clinic, which provides care to underserved populations in our local community.
The department also provided a 10 week gross anatomy study and summer internship program for area high school students, under the direction of Dean Conner-Kerr and in association with the local chapter of the Georgia Thrombosis Foundation.
Engagement & Inter-professional Education
CHSP has participated in and conducted a variety of community engagement and inter-professional education (IPE) activities throughout the past year. Our college’s commitment to foster IPE was highlighted through the mock disaster event last spring; where over 250 students, faculty and staff, in conjunction with UNG Police, participated in Core Disaster Life training to successfully execute the emergency preparedness exercise.
CHSP also proposed two new global engagement opportunities for students in Uganda and Belize; in addition to the annual Dominican Republic and Bolivia trips.