Nursing Students

When senior Joy Prinsell came to the University of Alabama, she knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but she wasn’t sure where she would fit in. After choosing a major in biology as a freshman to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant, she thought about it more and realized that wasn’t what she wanted to do at all.

Group bridges gap between generations

For some, visiting a nursing home is exasperating, but for several Alabama students it is a venture to connect one generation to the next. In the summer of 2009, senior Benton Atchison met with the then president of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor fraternity, Will Brome, to strategize the launch of Re: Generation, a program designed to connect the elderly with younger cohorts. “The idea for Re: Generation stems from spending time with my great-grandmother when she was in a nursing home,” Atchison said.

New nursing program starts

An Internet-based partnership between the University and Bishop State Community College was finalized on April 15, allowing registered nurses to receive advanced nursing degrees from the Capstone through online courses, according to a UA news release. “The RN students are required to complete the same core curriculum that our traditional [bachelor of science] students complete,” said Jeanette VanderMerr, associate professor and RN mobility coordinator.