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The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) with a $2.8 million Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant—one of the largest the college has ever received.

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The head of the Community Health Care Clinic said six months into operations of the new dental clinic they are only scratching the surface of filling the need for tooth care for low-income people in the Twin Cities.

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Fifty percent of counties in the U.S. have no mental health physician. That’s according to Mennonite College of Nursing professor Cindy Kerber.

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If you're looking for the federal government to fix the American health care system, Jeff Bauer says you're looking in the wrong place.

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Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $2.8 million grant to fund a new project that will educate student nurses on preventative practice.

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Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) is launching a new program that will teach student nurses about preventative practice.

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A legislative proposal that would allow community colleges in Illinois to grant four year bachelor's degrees in nursing does not have the the support of Illinois State University President Larry Dietz.

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Illinois State University leaders are concerned about an effort to grant a community college the authority to offer bachelor's degrees in nursing.

The measure pushed by State Senator Andy Manar is billed as a way to address a nursing shortage.

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Dementia recently claimed the life of legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. A new case of dementia is diagnosed every four seconds.  It's estimated that the number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 75.6 million by 2030.  With the demand for dementia care rising, there is a need to know more about the treatment, not just of the illness itself, but of those impacted by it.  With an eye towards helping those who help dementia sufferers, the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing recently launched a research project about nursing care knowledge and attitudes towards patients with dementia.

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Illinois State University is hiring a Nursing School Director from North Carolina to head the Mennonite College of Nursing. Judy Neubrander replaces Janet Krejci who became ISU Provost. At Western Carolina University, Neubrander started a development council fundraising organization, implemented a Doctoral Program in the nursing school, and helped plan a new College of Health and Human Sciences building at Western Carolina.