“I come from a family of educators,” said Michael C. Thomas, MS, NP-P, APRN, ANCC. “My two grandfathers and father have all worked in higher education as professors and administrators. My grandmothers were also educators.” His mother also recently returned to school to become a teacher for individuals with special needs.
Bret Lyman, PhD, RN, CNE, comes from a family of left-brained thinkers. His uncles are engineers and his father is a rocket scientist. Lyman planned to pursue engineering as a career as well, but found fulfillment in helping others as a young CNA. The people he helped consistently told him he should become a nurse because he was good at it, and eventually, Lyman took their advice and pursued nursing.
Two colleges teamed-up last Friday to discuss blood pressure–the College of Nursing and the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Rollin Hotchkiss requested the assistance of several nursing students to support his Hydraulics & Fluid Flow Theory class lecture (CE EN 332). He was discussing the mechanics of hypertension and its mathematical formulas and wanted his students to have their blood pressure checked. They could then take their data and verify if the equations he presented were accurate.
Can you follow the lecture and determine if his equation is accurate?
Pictured is Amy Hullinger, a fifth semester nursing student from Salt Lake City, checking the blood pressure of Jordan, a senior majoring in civil engineering. In the background is Paige Haynes, a first semester nursing student.