Andy Bertapelle, BSN ’00, is in his first year as director of nursing at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow, Alaska, the United States’ northernmost city.
Recent School of Nursing graduates spent the third week of March digging irrigation ditches and helping build trails at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, N.M., during a community service project.
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.