Health Professions

DNP Project Focuses on Mothers-to-be

DNP Project Focuses on Mothers-to-be

Most people benefit from a reminder when it comes to doing something that benefits their health. That includes pregnant women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pregnant women receive the whooping cough or pertussis vaccine, known as the Tdap vaccine, during the third trimester of each pregnancy in order to pass along immunity […]

Breaking Down Language Barriers in Behavioral Health Care

Breaking Down Language Barriers in Behavioral Health Care

WilmU Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Daisy Lara is passionate about providing behavioral health care to patients who often fall through the cracks. Her project, serving Spanish-speaking patients, earned her one of only 20 fellowships awarded to minority students by the National Advisory Committee of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to work with the […]

Mobile Phones Bring Health Care Closer to Patients

Mobile Phones Bring Health Care Closer to Patients

Research by Dr. Angela Herman, Health Sciences Program Chair, shows that access to health care for people who live in remote areas can be literally a phone call away. Dr. Herman, who has a strong background in clinical research, conducted a study in Elkton, Maryland, the home of Union Hospital, as to how patients would […]

She Triumphed Over Illness and Found Success

She Triumphed Over Illness and Found Success

Working in respiratory therapy for nearly 30 years, Amy Lovenguth was used to taking care of others. She looked to Wilmington University to provide the education that would empower her to have a healthy career, the completion degree she needed to thrive in the job market. “The hospital where I was working wanted respiratory therapists […]

A New Health Sciences Program

A New Health Sciences Program

A reimagined and reinvigorated baccalaureate program offers a new opportunity for students seeking a four-year degree in Health Sciences; with evidenced interest reflected in near doubling of enrollment.

Leaders in Health Care

Leaders in Health Care

The College of Health Professions now offers a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Leadership track to prepare nurse leaders for advanced roles as health care executives across the health care continuum.