Posted by Public Affairs on September 24, 1998 at 15:58:38:
Contact: Public Affairs
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing received a
$52,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to increase faculty involvement in
community-based clinical practice, provide nursing students with more hands-on clinical
experience in the community sector, and enhance faculty development. This grant
responds to changes in the United States health care system. Health care delivery has
moved from concentrating on individual treatment needs in acute care settings to
addressing health care needs in community-based outpatient settings. Lienhard has
recently restructured its entire undergraduate and graduate curricula to meet the changing
needs of the health care system and to prepare nursing students for the workforce. The
grant will help facilitate this transition.
Dr. Harriet Feldman, dean of Liehard School of Nursing and project coordinator,
states, “The Helene Fuld Health Trust Grant provides a great opportunity for nursing
faculty to expand their skills in community-based care so they can be effective in
community settings as teachers and practitioners. It also allows the opportunity to
develop new community-based clinical sites for students to practice so they can have a
broader perspective about the many different locations where patient care is delivered.”
Lienhard will expand its presence and work in collaboration with organizations in
Westchester County, New York City and Bergen County, New Jersey.
The Helene Fuld Health Trust is the nation’s largest private funder devoted
exclusively to nursing students and nursing education. The Grant to the Lienhard School
of Nursing is for a one-year period, which began August 15, 1998.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School
of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.