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RN-BSN info session offers valuable program information

July 06, 2020 | Katherine Adams

RN-BSN info session offers valuable program information

Information for students wishing to enroll in the RN-to-BSN program at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland can discover all they need during an upcoming virtual session to be held July 14. Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Alexander said that the information session would be live and accessible on Zoom.

Recreation and Wellness Center reopens, reduces fees

June 11, 2020 | Karen Barbier

Recreation and Wellness Center reopens, reduces fees

With strict safety protocols in place, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Recreation and Wellness Center reopened June 1. Campus Recreation and Wellness Director Brian Mills said,“Engaging in physical activity is important all of the time, but during times of stress and isolation such as that surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, physical activity is even more important.”

Microbiology, nursing, and software engineering students collaborate on COVID-19 grant

May 29, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Microbiology, nursing, and software engineering students collaborate on COVID-19 grant

University of Houston-Clear Lake students and professors are engaged in research to meet the urgent need to understand the spread of COVID-19. Assistant Professor of Microbiology Michael LaMontagne, Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Alexander with biology students, in collaboration with registered nurses in UHCL’s RN-BSN program and others, have begun the project.

Addressing the pandemic within the pandemic: domestic abuse rises during lockdown

May 27, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Addressing the pandemic within the pandemic: domestic abuse rises during lockdown

Shelter-in-place protocols have forced Americans to grapple with a circumstance unimaginable. Most families experienced boredom and a sense of monotony during the lockdown, but for those living with an abuser, said Cynthya Campbell Palmer, director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Psychological Services Clinic, the quarantine mandate was the worst-case scenario.

Counseling Services offers telehealth, virtual outreaches to help cope with COVID-19 stress

May 22, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Counseling Services offers telehealth, virtual outreaches to help cope with COVID-19 stress

The quarantine and social distancing measures, which medical experts have deemed critical to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, have impacted nearly everyone. For students and faculty feeling the strains caused by quarantine, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Cindy Cook, director of Counseling Services, said that Counseling Services remains accessible via telehealth.

Short Takes

May 18, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Keep up with events and activities at UH-Clear Lake with Short Takes, a weekly preview of upcoming events. This week’s Short Takes highlights the summer offerings of the Art School for Children and Young Adults; registration dates for those pursuing their UHCL education; and dates for informational Zoom sessions highlighting UHCL’s RN-to-BSN program.

Prof adapts CPR certification skills test to online, students certify

May 14, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Prof adapts CPR certification skills test to online, students certify

When Assistant Professor of Public Health Isabelle Kusters heard that the University of Houston-Clear Lake might take classes online because of the COVID-19 virus, she needed to make changes. Although the Health, Emergency Care, and First Aid class begins in an online format, it would have culminated in an in-person skills test and certification.

RN-BSN information session to transition to live online format at UHCL Pearland

May 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

RN-BSN information session to transition to live online format at UHCL Pearland

Information for students wishing to enroll in the RN-to-BSN program at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland can discover all they need during two upcoming virtual sessions May 27 and July 14. Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Alexander said the information sessions would be live and accessible on Zoom.

Self-care advice for those grieving at home alone during quarantine

May 12, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Self-care advice for those grieving at home alone during quarantine

Of all the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the conventions of normal life, perhaps the most painful is the hospital-mandated separation of sick patients from their family and friends. Emily Fessler, associate professor of marriage and family therapy at UHCL, describes it as a slow burn of grief and loss on a global scale.

Nurse believes his profession is science and art, completes degree at UHCL

May 06, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Nurse believes his profession is science and art, completes degree at UHCL

William Blalock became a registered nurse last year and quickly decided that he’d like to complete his bachelor of science in nursing degree. He enrolled in classes at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland campus and in May, he will receive his diploma as well as a substantial raise in salary.

Center continues effective outreach, training via telehealth services

April 28, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Center continues effective outreach, training via telehealth services

Government and public health officials are urging the public to avail themselves of telehealth services to get remote treatment and medical advice during the coronavirus quarantine. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities has met the demand to continue offering services virtually, ensuring there is no interruption to clients’ progress.

UHCL graduate works on healthcare frontline, ready to further her education

April 24, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL graduate works on healthcare frontline, ready to further her education

Taniya Philip received her bachelor of science in biological science with pre-health specialization in 2018 from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and went to work at University of Texas Medical Branch as a medical scribe. But now, as a Care Team Assistant working on the healthcare frontline in Orlando, she is putting the skills and information she learned in her classes to especially good use.