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Phone: 620-235-4431
Fax: 620-235-4449

Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing
101 Mc Pherson Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS

Nursing Stories

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  • Pittsburg State’s Bradley School of Nursing awarded $1.4M grant (PSU Story)
  • Pittsburg State’s Bradley School of Nursing recognizes final MSN class (PSU Story)
  • Pitt State's Doctor of Nursing program recieves full accreditation (KODE | PSU Story)
  • Radio interview with PSU nursing student, Sarah Huffaker. (KRPS Interview)
  • Pittsburg State to offer ‘RN to BSN’ degree online (PSU Story)
  • Student Nurses Group Earns Accolades for Service, Leadership (PSU Story)
  • PSU Nursing Department Recognized for Excellence (KSBF/KODE)
  • School of Nursing an Army ROTC Center of Excellence (PSU Story)
  • PSU Student organizes hair donation drive (Morning Sun)
  • PSU sets another milestone with Doctor of Nursing Practice grads (PSU Story)
  • Freeman Hospital executes 'operation deja vu' (Globe)
  • School of Nursing conducts first White Coat Ceremony (PSU Story)
  • Sara Huffaker, a nursing student at Pittsburg State University, also seeks to make a differences to the American Cancer Society by collection hair donations. (PSU Story)
  • Elizabeth Suzanne Yonker, nursing major, was recognized in the Magna Cum Laude list of scholastic honors for the spring 2016 semester. (Monet Times)
  • Nursing students team up with Via Christi to help people stay cool at the Four State Farm Show (KOAM)
  • PSU students receive awards from the Via Christi Auxiliary (Morning Sun)
  • Via Christi and Pittsburg State University share legacy of teaching tomorrow’s nurses (PDF see page 14)
  • Cassie Caswell, nursing major, earns Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country Honors (PSU Story)
  • Drill prepares workers for real life disaster (Morning Sun)
  • Research examines technology that reduced workplace sitting (PSU StoryKSNF/KODE)
  • Think piink for beast cancer awareness (PSU Story)
  • Classes begin for Pittsburg State's doctoral program (PSU Story | Topeka Capital Journal| Lawrence JournalGlobe | KOAM | Morning Sun)
  • Friends for life (PSU Story)
  • Students promote health at the farm show (PSU Story | KOAM)
  • Doctorate program marks university's first (Morning Sun | Sun 2 |Topeka Journal | Youtube)
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks (KSNF/KODE | Globe)
  • Families a big part of nurse pinning (Morning Sun)
  • Student nurses earn national recognition (PSU Story)
  • Nursing students conduct poverty simulation (KOAM)
  • For nurses, tailgate party is an opportunity to learn and serve (PSU Story)
  • Family of Nursing Student named 2012 Honorary Family (PSU Story | Youtube)
  • Pitt state nursing students host "The Teddy Bear Clinic" at Northeast Elementary in Arma (YouTube)
  • Pitt State nursing students host Nursing Career Day! (YouTube)
  • Pitt State hosts PATH Fair (YouTube)
  • Kylee Miller, PSU nursing student, takes what she has learned in the program to Africa (Morning Sun)
  • PSU nursing students give elementary students presentations on health (Morning Sun)
  • Nursing students help rebuild Joplin (PSU Story)
  • Family of Nursing Student named 2011 Honorary Family (PSU Story)
  • PSU nurses help in New Orleans (Universitas)

Faculty and StaffLinda Bitner

  • Arts & Sciences gets new leadership (PSU Story)
  • University professor Barb McClaskey discusses the effectiveness and importance
  • of vaccinations' (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE)
  • PSU mourns the loss of instructor Linda Bitner (Globe | KOAM)
  • PSU recognizes University Professors (PSU Story)
  • University honors faculty authors (PSU Story)
  • Veteran PSU professors earn University Professor distinction (PSU Story)

Alumni and Friends

  • LCC instructor and PSU grad, Rhonda Gilpin, leaves 3-decade legacy of training nurses 
    (Parsons Sun)
  • PSU nursing honored by ROTC (Morning Sun)
  • Doctor of Nursing grad, Patricia Sullivan, opens a clinic in Frontenac (Morning Sun)
  • Catherine Rhyne joins administrative team at Catalina island medical center (E-Catalina)
  • 2014 Dr. Ralf J. Thomas Distinguished Service Award to Mary Beth Robb (PSU Story)
  • PSU honors 2013 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Dottie Bringle (KOAM | YouTube | PSU Story)
  • 100-year-old guest of honor at program (Globe)
  • Cecilia G. Waggoner recently celebrated her 100th birthday (PSU Story)
  • PSU honors Outstanding Alumni Bethene Fahnestock (PSU Story)
  • Via Christi Life Magazine - February-March 2012 Issue includes a story showcasing
    Jessica Canarte, RN Pittsburg State University Department of Nursing 2010 BSN graduate. (Via Christi)
  • Happy Valentines Day: A Pitt State Love Story (YouTube)

Trips, Events, Speakers, and LecturesDoctoral of Nursing Practice Cake

  • Playing doctor (Morning Sun)
  • Elementary students participate in teddy bear clinic (PSU Story)
  • High school students learn about nursing, Collage life (PSU Story)
  • Nursing Quality and Safety Scavenger Hunt (Morning Sun)
  • Pittsburg State receives $1M for nursing school (Globe | KOAM | Sun)
  • Farm Show a learning experience for PSU nurses and visitors (PSU Story)
  • Pinning honors nursing grads (Morning Sun)
  • Event highlights student research (PSU Story)
  • Nursing Day at Pitt State (Morning Sun)
  • Nursing Career Day (YouTube)
  • Major grant boosts PSU advanced nursing program (PSU Story | KOAM/FOX-14)
  • Graduating nursing students receive pins (Morning Sun)
  • Health and Education Career Expo held at PSU (YouTube)
  • Girard Medical Center gives a gift to Nursing Program (PSU Story)
  • PSU Nursing Students assist at the PACE Clinic of New Orleans (Universitas)

For more stories and press releases,
visit 'Stories of Pitt State' and the PSU 'Press and Media Center'

Also visit the School of Nursing photo gallery and videos page