February 20, 2018 - The Record

Opening the Door: School of Nursing Students Receive Grant for High School Student Outreach

Becoming a clinical nurse leader is more than just who you are in the hospital or clinic. It comes with how you impact the next generation of health care providers too. That is why Jacqueline Clavo-Hall, PhD, Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, has strived to help get her students in the Master of Science in Nursing program into Vallejo high school classrooms.

Jacqueline Clavo-Hall and Lisa Norton
Pictured left to right in front of the School of Nursing: Jacqueline Clavo-Hall, PhD, Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing; and Lisa Norton, PhD, Interim Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences

“Somebody has to open the door for opportunity and exposure,” reflects Dr. Clavo-Hall.

The program, which began in Fall of 2016 at Jesse Bethel High School (JBHS) Biomedical Academy, gives working nurses a chance to present real world applications on the subjects that the students are currently studying. The sessions run for one Friday a month and are given for 20 minutes at either the beginning or end of class.

The TUC nursing students present on subjects like respiratory system cancer or stem cell research. Each session must also include an activity for the students to engage in, bringing the topic to life.

“We owe the program’s success to everyone who was willing to hear us out and give the program a chance,” said Dr. Clavo-Hall. “Bio-med teacher Matt Ristowgave up his own limited class time, not knowing what would come of it. He and many more deserve our thanks.”

Dr. Lisa Norton, Interim Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences (CEHS) wrote the grant for the program in Spring of 2017, securing a $12,000 Cal Mini Grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). The new funding allows for the nurses to go from demonstrating on toys to actual medical manikins with full torsos.  It also allots for travel stipends and healthy snacks for the eager students.

In November of 2017, the program included a  panel for over 50 Jesse Bethel high school students to meet with TUC professionals from COM, COP, PA/MPH and Nursing. Students came with pertinent questions like “What do you do when a patient dies on you?” and “What do you do when your last option for chemo doesn’t work?”

“These events allow for real dialogue,” added Dr. Clavo-Hall.

But even more is to follow. Building off of that success, the College for Education and Health Sciences will host a Health Science Fair for high school juniors from JBHS and Vallejo High School on May 3rd in Farragut Inn. The event is set to include panels and activities for a hundred hopefuls in the field of health sciences.

“We’re trying to reach a few students in a quality manner, explained Dr. Norton. “Rising juniors are just starting to make decisions about colleges and programs and what they want to do. We can be that university in healthcare and education that does more.”

WASC Wednesdays!

What do you really know about TUC? WASC Wednesdays are a new opportunity to learn about how TUC is "living its mission", what the university’s strengths and challenges are, what is the meaning, quality and integrity of TUC’s degrees, and how we define, assess, achieve, and ensure student success. Each part of the 10-week series takes an important aspect of TUC. Everyone from the campus community is encouraged to attend.

Having recently finished the Offsite Review, TUC is preparing to host the  WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission) team Onsite Review. The campus visit happens on April 17-19. During this time, the team will meet with campus representatives to follow up on outstanding issues and verify or revise its preliminary findings concerning both compliance and improvement.

Come to WASC Wednesdays and get the whole picture.

For the WASC Wednesday Calendar and more information about WASC, visit here.

Teen Life Conference
COP Poster Day
Mosaic Celebration

Upcoming Events

Purim for the TUC Community: Tuesday, February 27 

Get henna done by an Artist. Enjoy light refreshments.

Purim is billed as the most joyous date on the Jewish calendar, the daylong holiday commemorates the nullification in 356 B.C.E. of a Persian decree calling for the annihilation of the Jewish people throughout the Persian Empire as told in the biblical Book of Esther.

It is observed by public readings of the Megillah, or Scroll of Esther, to recount the story of the Purim miracle, sending food gifts to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor and enjoying a festive Purim meal.

Purim in the Community: Thursday, March 1

RSVP at tuc.shabbat@tu.edu

Up Up & Away Purim Party
Sponsored by TUC

Your in flight entertainment includes!

Megillah reading
Meal & beverages
Snack exchange
Gifts for the poor

14th Annual Teen Life Conference: Monday, March 5

Vallejo Teens come to campus to learn how to "Be The Change".

Including a Rock Climbing Wall, Photobooth, Transportation, Food, and Prizes

College of Pharmacy Poster Day: Wednesday, March 7

This year’s theme is “Antibiotic Resistance”.

Come learn about the impact of antibiotic resistance on a myriad of disease states and what pharmacological or clinical strategies could be used to mitigate this impact!

With Keynote Speaker Miriam Barlow, PhD

A Mosaic Celebration: Diversity Scholarship Fundraiser: April 19

Silent Auction
Live Auction
Hosted Bar
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

Our Staff: Regina Branch: Administrative Coordinator of the Joint MSPAS/MPH Program

Regina Branch

Regina Branch is a native of Vallejo, who graduated from Vallejo Sr. High and attended courses at UC Berkeley.  She started her career as an administrative professional with Bechtel Corporation, an Engineering/Construction firm in San Francisco. She then went to work for Clorox where she held senior administrative level positions as well as IT quality management positions. Her next position led her back home to work for Touro.

Regina is very family oriented and enjoys planning or hosting family gatherings.  She has been the major planner of a Memorial Day family outing that has been going on for close to 30 years. She and her husband Darrell also host the family’s annual Christmas Eve event that has grown from about 15 to upwards of 70 people.

What makes the Joint MSPAS/MPH program feel like family?

When I first started in the program, my position was vacant and I was completely lost.  However, my MSPAS/MPH family pulled together and assisted me where they could.  Thanks to Jennifer Pimentel, there was an excellent “year in a nutshell guide” that helped me tremendously.

What are the rest of us missing out on your family gatherings?

There is always an interactive type of game for fun.  At our largest annual party, everyone is given $300 in “Branch” money. Darrell and I have our pictures on each denomination of currency.  The guests are then allowed to bid on the neatly wrapped gifts, some good, some not so good, and some extremely funny.  At the end of the night someone gets a chance to trade in their gift and play “Let’s Make a Deal”, going for a shot at the grand prize (and of course a zonk prize).  Everyone enjoys the game, and each year I always say, “This is the last year of this game!”, and they all reply, “You’re kidding, right?”

If a friend wanted to go somewhere for the weekend, where would you tell her to go?

Since you are only limiting her to a weekend I’d have to say Timber Cove Inn in Jenner, CA.  The location is a little rustic a little romantic and very relaxing.  It is our go to place when we want to get away. However, prepare yourself for the drive down the coast. The views are breathtaking, as long as you don’t look down the embankments.  My nerves are not the best anymore for the drive there…

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