Derek Neuts, an M.S. in Psychology student, U.S. Air Force veteran, and co-founder of the Institute for Veteran Cultural Studies, gave a presentation in May to graduate students at Marylhurst University in Portland, Ore. He spoke about veteran transition assistance programs, barriers to employment, counseling considerations for veterans, and cultural competency. The Institute for Veteran Cultural Studies also recently had its first course accredited by the National Board for Certified Counselors through a sponsorship with the Oregon Counseling Association.
Mary Vuccola, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named the director of acute care at Lock Haven Hospital in Pennsylvania in December 2012. She previously spent eight years at Jersey Shore Hospital serving in a variety of nursing and supervision roles.
Robert McWhirt, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, was named the chief nursing officer at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va., in November. Prior to his promotion, he served as a nurse in the hospital’s emergency department and progressive care unit. He has extensive experiences in nursing and administrative positions.
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