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GH 301: Current Trends in Healthcare

This course is an invigorating and dynamic course designed to explore the evolution and treatment of various contemporary issues that health care professionals may encounter. Through an interdisciplinary perspective, it will examine both cultural and world view dilemmas. It strives to be interactive. Topics affecting patients, health care providers, and systems will be examined with viewpoints and an in-depth interaction with health care providers will be provided. Additionally, future challenges and discoveries will be discussed along with various opportunity to make a difference in healthcare.  

GH 301: Current Trends in Healthcare

Instructors: Dr. Emily Cannon & Dr. Renee Bauer

Emily Cannon worked for Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana as a medical-surgical float nurse (1995-1997) and later as an Infection Control Practitioner (1997-2003). From 2003-2012, she served as a nursing faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College until she began teaching in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program for Indiana State University. She currently teaches medical surgical nursing to baccalaureate nursing students in their junior year. Emily’s interests include student success at every level, infection prevention and treatment, emergency nursing issues, and community health. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and is an advocate for animals, children, and the elderly. Emily Cannon is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. Emily received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Vincennes University in 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1999) and a Master’s in Nursing (2005) from Indiana Wesleyan University. She graduated in May of 2015 from Indiana State University’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. She is certified as a medical surgical registered nurse (CMSRN).

Renee Bauer has worked in psychiatry for over 25 years. Currently, she is finishing up her PMHNP at Northern Kentucy University. Renee has been adjunct for Ivy Tech prior to hiring at Indiana State University. She has been employed at Indiana State University for over[ fifteen years and continues to be involved in both research and publishing. With over 30 publications and 40 presentations both national and international, she continues to teach both research and psychiatry to graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Renee's interests include community involvement fundraising, psychiatric course delivery, dancing, equine therapy, and travel. For eleven years, she was the only director for the second-degree nursing program until recently and now she is the school of nursing community coordinator. Renee obtained her associates in nursing from Indiana State University in 1993, her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan in 2005, her master's in nursing education in 2010 from Indiana State University, and her PhD in the curriculum instruction and media technology (CIMT) program from Indiana State University in 2014.  

Please contact Dr. Cannon or Dr. Bauer if you have questions about this course.