Mangnall speaks on nursing at RotaryDr. Jacqueline Mangnall, department chair of the nursing program at Jamestown College, was introduced by Marty Richman at the Rotary meeting. Mangnall said Jamestown College has had a nursing program for about 60 years, and nearly 2,000 students have graduated during this period of time.
Dr. Jacqueline Mangnall, department chair of the nursing program at Jamestown College, was introduced by Marty Richman at the Rotary meeting. Mangnall said Jamestown College has had a nursing program for about 60 years, and nearly 2,000 students have graduated during this period of time. About 40 students graduate each year from the nursing program. Jamestown College offers a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and has eight full-time and six part-time faculty. Nursing graduates have gone all over the world to practice. Jamestown, as a community, has many places where nursing students can obtain clinical and hands-on experiences, from the nursing homes, to the Jamestown Hospital, the North Dakota State Hospital, the prison and jail systems, Central Valley Health, South Central Human Service Center and the Anne Carlsen Center.
Mangnall also explained the new technology and equipment the college has so the students can simulate working with real people. With SimMan and Noell, the teachers and students are actually able to do IVs on these high-fidelity simulators. With these simulators they can monitor blood pressure, listen to heart and lung sounds, and learn how to react if the simulators require medication or other treatment.
Jamestown College has reached out globally. The past few years it has been working with a group in a 360-bed hospital in a remote area of Kenya. The students go there and learn to work with diseases and health issues found in Third World countries. They have also had students come from Kenya to learn here in the United States. Six Korean nursing students will be coming to spend 16 weeks on campus. Their government pays for all of their expenses while they are here learning. The students not only learn nursing skills, but have an opportunity to learn and practice English as a second language which prepares them for a future in nursing even in the United States.
The May 4 meeting was presided over by President Tom Boerger. Darrell Losing gave the invocation, Gary Riffe and Bev Kennison led the music, and Ross Stark collected numerous “Happy Dollars” for Rotary projects.
Rotary Job Shadow Day is today. Students will be shadowing Rotarians throughout the morning and then attend the weekly meeting.
Jamestown also entertained five people from Japan on a study exchange. They were picked up early Sunday morning and stopped near Lake Alice to see some of the birds and wetlands native to North Dakota. They arrived in Jamestown about noon and were picked up by their host families; because it was a weekend they were given some rest time. They met again in the evening with a group of Rotarians at the National Buffalo Museum and shared a little bit about their background, the type of work they do, as well as their experiences here in the United States. The group study exchange started out in Thunder Bay, Ontario, then came through Minnesota along Lake Superior and across Minnesota stopping in different towns in Minnesota that have Rotary clubs. Jamestown was one of the sites to stop along the way. They will also spend time in Bismarck and Dickinson returning to Fargo and ultimately will end up in Winnipeg, Canada, from where they will fly home. These young people were interested in the culture.
Today the invocation will be given by Reuben Liechty, music leader will be Marv Tokach, and sergeant at arms will be Duane Dunn. The students who participated in the job shadowing earlier in the morning will share their experience at the meeting.