Nursing students put community health curriculum into practice at Lawrence Community Shelter and Topeka Rescue Mission.
A 2008 graduate of the School of Nursing, Laci Lingenfelter works in the critical care unit at Stormont-Vail HealthCare and is an adjunct faculty member for Baker. The history with Stormont-Vail and the critical thinking skills acquired at Baker contribute to Lingenfelter’s work.
Two Baker students’ vision for a medical mission trip to Kenya became a reality in June when four Baker graduates and three current students from the School of Nursing traveled to Kenya to set up a health clinic in the Upper Matasia location of Ngong in an underdeveloped rural community.
For more than 150 years Baker has been an innovator in meeting the needs of students and the community. And although the Baker University School of Nursing at Stormont Vail Regional HealthCare has only been associated with the University since 1991, that doesn’t mean it lacks history. Actually, it boasts several rich histories.
Recent highlights from Baker University’s School of Nursing
After a mission trip to China four years ago spurred a career change, School of Nursing student Steve Collins, hopes to work overseas in a medical clinic with his wife, Rachel, an occupational therapist, after graduating this spring.
Student Diane Wilds found that Baker School of Nursing instructors and curriculum gave her the skills and confidence to work in unfamiliar surroundings with unfamiliar equipment in a medical center in Niger and take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Recent highlights from Baker University’s School of Nursing.
Baker School of Nursing graduate referred to the lessons she learned at Baker, particularly in community nursing, while performing community health assessments and coordinating health education projects in Mauritania.
Founded in 1991, Baker University’s School of Nursing will celebrate its 20th anniversary during the 2010-11 academic year. Since partnering two decades ago with Stormont-Vail HealthCare, the School of Nursing has graduated more than 1,000 students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.