Morristown, NJ, United States

College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ, United States

The College of Saint Elizabeth is a private Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college for women. It is located in an unincorporated community called Convent Station, in Morris Township, New Jersey. A large portion of the college's campus extends into the neighboring town of Florham Park.There are about 500 part-time undergraduate, 650 full-time undergraduate, and 300 graduate students. About 50 men attend the college part-time. As of the 2004–2005 academic year, 1,976 total students were enrolled, with 668 in the Women's College. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its analysis of New Jersey’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. 16 four-year schools made the list, with Rutgers University, Saint Peter’s University, College of Saint Elizabeth, Seton Hall University and Caldwell University scoring the highest. Of the 9 two-year colleges that also made the list Mercer County Community College, Camden County College, Rowan College at Burlington County, Atlantic Cape Community College and Passaic County Community College were the top five schools. “These New Jersey schools have demonstrated their excellence not only for offering outstanding online certificates and degrees but also for providing high-quality student resources,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “For students with geographical limitations or busy schedules, these online programs maintain the same high standards as more traditional, on-campus learning options.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in New Jersey” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the availability of financial aid opportunities, academic counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in New Jersey for 2017 include the following: Caldwell University Centenary College College of Saint Elizabeth Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Felician College Georgian Court University Monmouth University Montclair State University New Jersey City University New Jersey Institute of Technology Rowan University Rutgers University Saint Peter's University Seton Hall University Thomas Edison State University William Paterson University of New Jersey The Best Online Two-Year Schools in New Jersey for 2017 include the following: Atlantic Cape Community College Bergen Community College Brookdale Community College Camden County College Cumberland County College Mercer County Community College Ocean County College Passaic County Community College Rowan College at Burlington County ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

Jurjewicz H.,College of Saint Elizabeth
Komunikacie | Year: 2017

A neuroethological examination of the behavior and the cognition of nonhuman and human beings shows a connection between biological specializations to social behavior. It shows that ancestral organs and manners are usually regulated differently, duplicated, and repurposed so that an animal can act in a particular way. A neuroethological approach shows that highly specialized mechanisms have changed over time to translate immediate parallel circuits and social contexts that have changed over time. According to this approach, highly specialized mechanisms have changed to enable translation of perceived nonsocial and social signals into partially interconnected nonsocial and shared motivational pointers that have together created general-purpose techniques that command behavior. Dissimilarities in social conduct between species and between members of a species are partly due to neuromodulatory regulation of neutral circuits that appears to be controlled partly by genetics. The intraspecific difference in social behavior is important as it assists an animal to adapt to a particular situation. This review suggests that neuroethological approach to human behavior can assist in the understanding of human behavior.

Venetis M.K.,Purdue University | Greene K.,Rutgers University | Checton M.G.,College of Saint Elizabeth | Magsamen-Conrad K.,Bowling Green State University
Journal of Health Communication | Year: 2015

In this article, the authors use the Disclose Decision-Making Model to explore cancer-related topic avoidance among cancer patients and their partners. Participants include 95 dyads in which 1 partner had been diagnosed and/or treated for cancer. Variables of interest include death-, future-, sexuality-, and burden-related topic avoidance and dimensions of the Disclosure Decision-Making Model including information assessment, receiver assessment, relational quality, and discloser efficacy. Data were analyzed using linear regressions. Findings suggest that lack of reciprocity and efficacy are predictors of topic avoidance. The authors discuss implications of findings and suggests direction for future research. Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Checton M.G.,Rutgers University | Checton M.G.,College of Saint Elizabeth | Greene K.,Rutgers University
Psychology, Health and Medicine | Year: 2015

Americans are living longer, and many are managing at least one chronic illness. Having people with whom to disclose health information is a salient component of managing a chronic health condition, such as heart disease. The purpose of this study is to explore differences in elderly patients health disclosures by target (i.e. disclosing to a partner vs. another person). Elderly patients (>age 60) with a diagnosed heart-related condition (n = 273) completed a survey regarding sharing information about their health condition. Results indicated significant differences between the two groups in perceived support; breadth, depth, and frequency of disclosures; and disclosure of psychological/emotional symptoms, physical symptoms, and talk about heart-healthy behaviors. No significant differences were found between the two groups for relationship quality and efficacy. Patients who reported sharing information with a partner reported significantly more health information disclosures compared to patients who reported sharing information with another person. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Checton M.G.,College of Saint Elizabeth | Greene K.,Rutgers University
Journal of Family Nursing | Year: 2014

This study is grounded in theories of information management. Patients with a diagnosed heart-related condition (N = 253) completed a survey regarding their perceptions of sharing/not sharing information with a partner about their health condition. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results indicated that although most patients reported sharing "everything" with their partner, others reported not sharing certain topics such as health issues and physical symptoms/ailments. In addition, patients who reported sharing everything with a partner reported significantly greater communication efficacy, and breadth, depth, and frequency of communication about a heart-related condition compared with those who reported not sharing certain topics. Finally, as hypothesized, there were no significant group differences in terms of sharing specific physical and psychological health information. We discuss the findings and implications of the study for nursing practice. © The Author(s) 2014.

Rushton C.H.,Johns Hopkins University | Stutzer K.,College of Saint Elizabeth
AACN Advanced Critical Care | Year: 2015

Creating a culture of ethical practice is vital for all nurses and more importantly for the people we serve. Commit to the vision and stand together tostrengthen our resolve to live our values in each moment and to develop and sustain a culture where every critical care nurse can make his or her optimal contribution by practicing ethically. © 2015 AACN.

Kielczynska B.B.,Continuum Center for Health and Healing | Kligler B.,Yeshiva University | Specchio E.,College of Saint Elizabeth
Qualitative Health Research | Year: 2014

Acupuncture, a licensed health care profession in the United States, is poorly integrated into the American health care system, despite the evidence of its effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to offer a phenomenological description of the experience of acupuncturists who delivered acupuncture care in a tertiary teaching hospital in New York City. We analyzed data using methodology proposed by Colaizzi and identified four major clusters of themes: (a) acupuncturists' excitement about practicing in a hospital setting and frustration about organizational obstacles to effective acupuncture integration; (b) pride in being holistic practitioners; (c) attempts to preserve the holism and effectiveness of acupuncture while adjusting to the limitations of an inpatient setting, and (d) acupuncturists' realization that the medical staff knew very little about acupuncture and "it's all about trust." Practitioners of other healing traditions and therapies might find our study helpful in their own efforts toward similar integration. © The Author(s) 2014.

Tataw D.B.,College of Saint Elizabeth
Social Work in Public Health | Year: 2014

This article describes and assesses the implications of policy decisions affecting health provider capacity in the Los Angeles County municipal safety-net health system from 1980 to 2000. Although never articulated in law or a county ordinance, the county pursued a sustained and discernable policy of cost reductions that affected capacity at King/Drew Medical Center from 1980 to 2000 without the input of beneficiaries or their advocates. Year after year, the county reduced personnel, supplies, and available beds either by reducing formal budgets or through operative actions of facility administrators that prevented the implementation of formally approved expenditures. This policy appears to have undermined the hospital system's mission of providing health services to at-risk populations with nowhere else to go. Decision making during the two decades under study revealed a decision-making pattern that challenged traditional models of policy decision making. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Jurjewicz H.,College of Saint Elizabeth
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2016

Spirituality and religion usually influence how a person lives, how he or she reacts to stressful situations and how well and how quickly a person recovers from emotional strain. People with a spiritual or religious orientation may view a variety of life‟s areas as sacred and thus seek help when they feel their physical and emotional well-being is threatened. Some may view life through such a filter as the one above. They believe there is an ultimate purpose for them, and they glean hope from that belief even in the most tragic and distressing of circumstances. A spiritual or religious orientation is associated with better mental health. It can help increase self-esteem, find meaning in life, improve family and special relationships, decrease drug and alcohol abuse and lead to less sexual promiscuity. Spirituality provides a moral compass to help navigate life. © 2016, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

Boyle M.,College of Saint Elizabeth | Kemmer T.M.,South Dakota State University
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Year: 2013

It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that all people should have consistent access to an appropriately nutritious diet of food and water, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services, and care that ensure a healthy and active life for all household members. The Academy supports policies, systems, programs, and practices that work with developing nations to achieve nutrition security and self-sufficiency while being environmentally and economically sustainable. For nations to achieve nutrition security, all people must have access to a variety of nutritious foods and potable drinking water; knowledge, resources, and skills for healthy living; prevention, treatment, and care for diseases affecting nutrition status; and safety-net systems during crisis situations, such as natural disasters or deleterious social and political systems. More than 2 billion people are micronutrient deficient; 1.5 billion people are overweight or obese; 870 million people have inadequate food energy intake; and 783 million people lack potable drinking water. Adequate nutrient intake is a concern, independent of weight status. Although this article focuses on nutritional deficiencies in developing nations, global solutions for excesses and deficiencies need to be addressed. In an effort to achieve nutrition security, lifestyles, policies, and systems (eg, food, water, health, energy, education/knowledge, and economic) contributing to sustainable resource use, environmental management, health promotion, economic stability, and positive social environments are required. Food and nutrition practitioners can get involved in promoting and implementing effective and sustainable policies, systems, programs, and practices that support individual, community, and national efforts. © 2013 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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