On Thursday, October 18, more than 50 people from member colleges of Sigma Theta Tau Central Ohio Consortium gathered for the annual Founders’ Day event. Founders’ Day celebrates the legacy of STTI and encourages members to make a difference worldwide. The evening featured a presentation by Ann Marie T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, MCCN president, titled, “Global Nursing: Tales from the Field.”
During Fall Break, 10 students and three faculty members participated in a mission trip and cultural immersion experience to the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee/Robbinsville North Carolina. Students learned about Native American Health Care by visiting the Cherokee Indian Hospital and hearing how the tribe incorporates values, customs and sacred spaces in the newly built hospital. Students visited a sacred mound and learned from various elders, including a Native American Registered Nurse about culturally competent care in rural Appalachia. Led by the Tribal Office, the group walked and drove on the physical location of The Trail of Tears, while learning of this historic tragedy. Recreationally, students hiked to a platform on the Appalachian Trail and were astonished at the unprecedented beauty of the surrounding area.
The Halloween spirit was alive in Angela and Holy Cross Halls this late October. Residents held a party to celebrate the holiday – and some even chose to wear costumes!