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Emeritus College announces new non-degree course for nurse educators and professionals


Clemson’s Emeritus College is pleased to announce a new non-degree course developed by Dr. Roxanne Calabria, Professor Emerita of Nursing. Health Implications of Climate Change and Sustainability for Nurse Educators is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the growing impact that climate change has on patient health outcomes. The learning content focuses on the role of the nurse in sustainability practices and strategies for developing student learning activities without creating a burden to the nursing curriculum. 

Nurse educators and nurse professionals who complete the course successfully receive a certificate from Upstate AHEC for 2 contact hours of continuing education.

To learn more about the course and register for the fully online and asynchronous course, please visit the Emeritus College website.

About Dr. Roxanne Calabria

Dr. Roxanne Calabria is a professor emerita at Clemson University, where she taught global health nursing and graduate nursing education courses. Her research focused on global service-learning and cultural competence. She has worked in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Peru as part of her global service-learning projects with nursing students. Her publications relate to teaching cultural competence, working with homeless families and victims of intimate partner violence, developing promotora (community health worker) programs, and developing educational strategies for the nursing classroom. She is currently certified as a Nurse Educator by the National League of Nursing and as a Transcultural Nurse at the Advanced Level by the Transcultural Nursing Society. She previously received funding from the NIH to conduct a research study focusing on preventing and reducing childhood mortality rates associated with diarrhea in Guatemala. Other global research focused on anemia screenings for infants and children in remote villages of the Andean Mountains in Peru. Prior to her recent retirement her research projects focused on virtual learning during the pandemic and nursing faculty’s perceptions of climate change and sustainability.