Science and Health Professions Building Granted Final Approval

Hunter College is proud to announce that on Thursday, 11/21/2013, our joint venture with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) was approved by the Manhattan Borough Board, paving the way for construction on our state-of-the-art Science and Health Professions building to begin in the next few months. The vote followed our successful completion of the land use process last month. Read More…

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CUNYfirst has replaced eSIMS

CUNYfirst will be used for important processes such as course registration, degree audit and transcripts going forward. So even if you are graduating this year, you will need a CUNYfirst account to confirm your graduation! You will use CUNYfirst to register for Summer 2013 courses. If you have previously attended a CUNY school and used the CUNYfirst system, you do not need to claim your account again.

Click here for directions on how to claim your CUNYfirst account immediately. Once you claim your account, remember to write down your CUNYfirst ID (called Empl ID). You will need to know your Empl ID when seeing an advisor to obtain a class permission, etc.

How can I get help with CUNYfirst?
For more information on how to get help with CUNYfirst, visit the Get Help section of Hunter’s CUNYfirst website.

Where can I get more information? Please visit our web siteClaim your account now!

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Storm Preparedness Information

ALL scheduled Day and Evening classes and all other functions/activities at CUNY campuses are cancelled for Monday October 29, 2012 due to severe wind, rain, and flooding conditions expected from Hurricane Sandy, and the suspension of all subway and bus service.

For more information on hurricane preparedness for yourself and your family, please visit the websites listed below:

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Phishing Spam Warning

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To the Hunter community,

Recently there has been an increase in the amount of “phishing” or “scam” emails. You will find these fake messages pretending to come from your bank, Google, or a credit card company. They also may pretend to be from Hunter College, CUNY email or web administration.  Some of these fake messages look official and are hard to recognize, but there are some telltale signs:

  • Asking for a password or other personal or secret information
  • Warning about being over quota on an email account
  • Asking for verification of personal information
  • Containing web links which you must click to do some kind of verification
  • Use of all capital letters or other non-standard text.

If you have responded to any of these fake messages, including clicking on a web link, you should immediately change your password. Hunter College passwords can be changed at the NetID central site. If you have concerns or questions about scam emails, please contact the Hunter College HelpDesk.

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A Healthier Environment for All of Us coming Fall 2012

Health Hazards of SmokingHunter College and CUNY will be tobacco-free. Effective no later than September 4, 2012, the use of tobacco will be prohibited on all grounds and facilities under CUNY’s jurisdiction, including indoor locations and outdoor locations such as playing fields, entrances and exits to buildings, and parking lots. This policy applies to all tobacco and tobacco products, including chew tobacco and e-cigarettes.

Click here for tobacco cessation resources on the CUNY campuses and across NYC.

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Celebrating a Year of Progress: IOM Report on the “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”

Some of you may recall that last October, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” which highlighted specific recommendations to advance the roles, skills, and expertise of nurses in the reform of the nation’s healthcare delivery system.

Some of the IOM recommendations include:

  • nurses should be full partners with physicians and other healthcare providers in improving health care
  • barriers should be removed that inhibit nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training
  • the educational levels of nurses must progress to better serve America’s patients

In honor of this report, the Nursing Community co-hosted a Congressional reception with AARP, the Center to Champion Nursing in America, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Champion Nursing Coalition in collaboration with the House and Senate Nursing Caucuses, on 10/5/2011.

Invited guests included members of Congress and their staff, nursing leaders within the Administration, and prominent members of national nursing organizations…

  • Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, Senior Adviser for Nursing to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President, State and National Group of AARP, and Brian Cooper of Target Clinics described their respective organizations’ commitment to advancing the nursing profession’s role in health care
  • Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and House Nursing Caucus Co-Chair Representative Lois Capps, RN (D-CA) offered inspiring remarks in support of the report and nursing’s contributions to ensuring access to quality care

 

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Tips on How to Receive Text or Voice Alerts of Emergencies or Weather-related Campus Closings

On behalf of the GSO @ HBSON Executive Board, we extend a warm welcome to everyone for the Fall 2011 semester.

Given the weather condition, please remember to visit the Hunter College website for updates regarding the first week of classes because of Hurricane Irene.

As an alternative, you can also receive text or voice alerts of emergencies or weather related closings on your campus via mobile or home phone and email by going to the CUNY A!ert webpage to sign up.

Please take care and be safe. We wish you much success in your graduate studies.

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Welcome to the Graduate Student Organization at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing!

Dear Colleagues and Classmates,

Thank you for entrusting to us your vote of confidence to serve in the Graduate Student Organization at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (GSO @ HBSON).  As a newly formed campus organization, we are open to your inputs and serve as a vehicle of communication with the HBSON faculty.  We will work side-by-side to make our campus life an enriching experience.  The spring term 2011 is almost on the home stretch.  We may be feeling the pressure of pending papers and competing work demands, but let us not forget that there is more to graduate student life here at HBSON.

In these exciting times, we look forward to your participation in the GSO @ HBSON activities. Despite our busy schedules we can make our GSO @ HBSON as one of the best that serves the interests of its constituents. Please do not hesitate to approach any of the executive officer in the GSO @ HBSON, because we are ready to listen. Together we can all make a difference.

Sincerely Yours,

Jorge Prada, President
Fernand A. De Los Reyes, Vice President
Valerie Burgos-Kneeland, Secretary

 

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