Articles by Jenna Kerwin

Jenna Kerwin
Jenna Kerwin has more than ten years of experience in creative and professional writing for non-profit institutions. She graduated Sage College of Albany with a BS in Creative Writing and an AS in Journalism where she was also an editor of the school’s newspaper and art magazine. She is currently a writer and editor for Excelsior’s marketing department.
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Excelsior College is a Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)-recognized school sponsored by Entergy and EPCE. CEWD supports Troops to Energy Jobs, an organization that works with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Energy, and state agencies, as well as community colleges, unions, the American Council on Education, ACT Inc., and Kuder Inc., to …

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BUS 311: Organizational Behavior offers an overview of human behavior in work organizations. Students study theoretical, empirical, and applications issues from individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational perspectives. Topics covered include the overview and history of the field, perceptions, attitudes, learning processes, personality, motivation, stress, performance appraisal, group dynamics, leadership, communication, decision making, job design, organizational …

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The word “mnemonic” stems from the Greek words mneme (memory), mnemon (mindful), and Mnemosyne (the Greek goddess of memory). Mnemonics are tools that help us remember facts or large amounts of information. They help stimulate memory through songs, pictures, acronyms, rhymes, or other devices. Nurses use mnemonics to help remember the variety of complex medical …

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Exposure to life-threatening events and violence is all too common in today’s world. PBH 346/MIL 346: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Gathering Storm introduces students to the effects of trauma on human health and relationships; specifically focusing on the effects of PTSD on individuals, families, communities, and global society. Students explore the history and prevalence …

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The Math for Everyday Life Course Helps Students Learn Important Skills

Math is everywhere—be it calculating your mortgage, balancing your checkbook, or figuring out the area dimensions for your home’s new carpeting—but when it comes to taking a math course, some people worry their skills won’t add up. MAT 101: Math for Everyday Life is …

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When moving into the registered professional nurse (RN) role, it is important for students to have developed the knowledge and competencies necessary to succeed in this complex career. Topics affecting the everyday job of the RN include nursing history, nursing organizations, regulatory agencies, ethics, law, technology, health care delivery systems, and scope of practice. In …

Genealogical professionals approach and solve difficult identity inquiries by thoroughly dissecting, analyzing, and reassembling complex genealogical problems. In GENE 350: Advanced Genealogical Research, students examine how to apply best practices and strategies to solve identity cases that are similar to the cases professionals would work on. Students work together, discussing ethical considerations, investigating difficult genealogical …

A paper written by Patti Cannistraci, assistant dean of the School of Nursing, and Bonny Kehm, a faculty program director, based on their study on interprofessional education (IPE) received the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) International Quality Research Paper Award, and was published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Nursing Education. …

The synergistic relationship of technology and society spans from the age of early man with the invention of simple tools, to the 15th century with the invention of the printing press, to modern times with the computer. TECH 230: Technology and Society covers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on …

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We invite you to take part in an event to make a difference in your community. Excelsior Cares is a movement of USNY, Regents, and Excelsior alumni nationwide performing acts of service within their own communities. Individual service projects take place during the month of April to coincide with the College’s charter day on April 9. …