Mental Health Counseling News
As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, the St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing is proud to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
Dr. John Kiweewa, an assistant professor at the St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing, was recently awarded a visiting professorship grant through the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing was recently granted an eight-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College has launched three new master’s level programs designed to provide the skills and knowledge nurse practitioners need to meet critical health care needs within the Rochester community.
St. John Fisher College graduate students from three healthcare disciplines will receive interprofessional training in how to best work with patients who require substance abuse screenings, interventions, and referrals to treatment, thanks to a $867,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Dr. Rachel Jordan, director of the Mental Health Counseling program and associate professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, has recently had an article published in the Person-Centered Journal.
Dr. Rob Rice has contributed two book chapters for The Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychopathology.
The Wegmans School of Nursing recognition ceremony is a chance for the School to award students for success in and out of the classroom and thank faculty, staff, and community partners for their role in the education of program participants.
Two St. John Fisher College students received scholarships at the Italian Women’s Civic Club (IWCC) Dante Scholarship Awards Dinner on November 1 at Midvale Country Club.
Five recent graduates of the Mental Health Counseling Program have also satisfied the educational requirements leading to eligibility for credentialing as an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State.