So, you want to be a nurse?

Are you looking for a nursing program that is affordable and convenient? We are accepting applications for the ENC RIBN project (Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses). RIBN is a partnership between East Carolina University, Beaufort County Community College, Lenoir Community College, Pitt Community College and Roanoke-Chowan Community College where students are enrolled at both a community …

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ECU School of Dental Medicine gets new digs

Today, East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine will roll out the welcome mat to the new Ledyard E. Ross Hall at a dedication ceremony on the health sciences campus. Students, faculty, staff and the public will celebrate and tour the 188,000-square-foot school beginning at 2 p.m. The state-of-the-art facility is named for its benefactor …

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Nurses headed back to school

A recent story in the New York Times noted that many hospitals around the country have started to require that their nurses have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. More stringent hiring requirements have contributed to a surge in enrollment at four-year colleges, particularly those with RN to BSN programs. In recent years, ECU …

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Is a chubby baby a healthy baby?

Childhood obesity is increasing in the United States and this trend can begin early in life. A study by New York University School of Medicine indicates that stressed new moms are more likely than non-stressed mothers to add cereal to their baby’s bottle prior to the recommended age of 4-6 months. Stress can be related …

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Closing the Gap in Oral Health

The good news is that, overall, Americans have fewer cavities now than they did 20 years ago.  The troubling reality is that how many fewer cavities Americans have depends on several factors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics released a report on May 31 that highlighted the …

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