News School of Nursing at Nipissing University receives $105,000 grant SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Thursday, Jun. 14th, 2018 (Left to right) Dr. Louela Manankil-Rankin, BPSO Co-lead and Assistant Professor, Scholar Practitioner Program; Dr. Karey McCullough, BPSO Co-lead and Director of the School of Nursing; Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research; Dr. Rick Vanderlee, Dean, Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies. Photo credit: Nipissing University Nursing students at Nipissing University and future graduates will one day be recognized as Best Practice Champions. The recognition is the result of a $105,000 grant the university’s School of Nursing has been awarded from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). The grant lets the nursing school enhance its current curriculum by introducing best practice guidelines to its courses and learning activities. The nursing association awarded Nipissing with the grant as the result of the nursing faculty working on the proposal. The nursing school’s director, Doctor Karey McCullough, says with the training the students receive they’ll be better equipped to respond to the needs of the community. McCullough says the school has set several goals for itself thanks to the $105,000 one of which is patient outcomes.