Fruits and Vegetables

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Our first task today was to continue the assessments for the children at the Center. Keeping their attention off the boys was the challenge of Day 6. One thing we quickly discovered when doing these assessments was that the children were fascinated with the stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs, and they wanted to be assessed repeatedly. When doing these assessments, we gathered demographic data, measured height and weight, and had the older children provide a dietary recall for the past 24 hours. The children also received a brief physical assessment. It was interesting to find that about half or more of the children had multiple cavities […]

Work and Play with the Children at Dove Missions

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 Today we went straight to the Dove Missions Youth Development Center and began assessments again. Saturdays are busy days at the Center when nearly all children served by Dove Missions attend since school is not in session. During assessments, the older girls were helpful in teaching us some Spanish and trying to understand our English. They loved having us listen to their hearts and take their blood pressures. Antony even listened to my heart and thought it was so cool! All the kids wanted to learn how to use the stethoscope; and, of course, we let them! We also assisted with a small gardening project to help […]

Barton Increases Graduate Study Offerings In Fall 2014

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College has its foot firmly planted in the academic arena of graduate studies with its addition of two new master degree programs, complementing the already well established Master of Education degree in Elementary Education. The College is pleased to announce the fall semester launch of a Master of School of Administration degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree in the School of Education and School of Nursing, respectively. “We are particularly excited to expand our graduate degree offerings as Barton College continues to move forward in educating leaders for the 21st century,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “These programs will produce […]

November Announcement Brings Accolades to School of Nursing

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WILSON, N.C. — The School of Nursing at Barton College received official notification of its national program accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) this month. “We are delighted that our School of Nursing has achieved this distinguished national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “For four decades, this nursing program has been lauded for its academic quality and reputation, and it is most gratifying for Barton College to receive this singular recognition.” The Barton College nursing program has been continually accredited by the National League for Nursing-Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), now known as […]

Good News for Barton College Comes in Threes

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WILSON, N.C. — Good news for Barton College comes in threes this fall semester. Barton was again named among the 2014 Best Colleges in the Southeast by “The Princeton Review” and listed in the top tier of “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2014 Best Regional Colleges in the South. The third distinction celebrates the accomplishments of the Barton College School of Nursing’s 2013 Class. This past May’s graduating class passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) with ninety-five percent of its graduates successfully completing the NCLEX on their first attempt and the remaining graduate passing the exam on her second attempt this summer. This good news for Nursing […]

Barton College and Belk Partner In Raising Awareness for Healthful Living

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WILSON, N.C. — Educating customers about healthy hearts and healthful living was the focus of a Healthful Living Day held recently at Belk of Wilson. And, partnering with Belk for this wellness education event were the Barton College School of Nursing and the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS). Barton nursing students were on hand at Belk to provide free blood pressure screenings, and to share information about cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as the risk factors of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, and their damaging effects on the heart. Customers were reminded that choosing a heart-healthy diet, making time for exercise, and scheduling regular […]

High Marks For Barton Include A 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Nursing has learned that 19 out of 19 graduates (May 2012) taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) passed with flying colors. This follows another stellar report of 100% NCLEX pass rate for the Barton College School of Nursing Class of 2011 last year. Barton received this good news on the heels of the “U.S. News &World Report” listing Barton among the top-tier 2013 Best Regional Colleges in the South and “The Princeton Review” recognizing Barton as one of the 2013 Best Colleges in the Southeast. “The campus community was thrilled to receive the news of a 100% NCLEX pass […]

Barton Nursing Graduates Boast 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Nursing has learned that 18 out of 18 graduates (May 2011) taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) passed with flying colors. On the heels of that good news, the College’s School of Nursing will celebrate its 40th anniversary, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, during Barton’s Homecoming Weekend. North Carolina is a member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and on the Council’s web site, it states, “To ensure public protection, NCSBN Member Board jurisdictions require a candidate for licensure to pass an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly […]