UVI School of Nursing’s Accreditation Reaffirmed The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) School of Nursing’s (SON) accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN Board of Commissioners (BOC) granted continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate nursing program in April 2020. The SON will remain accredited for the next seven years and is scheduled for its next evaluation visit for Fall 2027.
“I am exceedingly proud of the UVI School of Nursing. Achieving this monumental goal, exemplifies what we at UVI have always known, students attending UVI receive an excellent, comprehensive and rigorous education that provides a solid foundation to launch their careers,” said UVI President David Hall. “I thank Dean Lansiquot and her team for their hard work and dedication to our students and this university.”
“I am honored to be leading the team of faculty at staff at the School of Nursing whose efforts contributed to achieving continuing accreditation through the fall 2027,” said Dr. Beverly Lansiquot, dean of the UVI School of Nursing. “Maintaining the quality of the BSN program offered at the SON is a continuous process of planning, ongoing self-assessment and improvement of a nursing program.”
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/
Video of UVI’s Virtual Open House Available The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, June 3, to present an overview of its programs, answer questions from the public and encourage students to enroll this fall. High school seniors, parents and anyone interested in learning about undergraduate and graduate programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix, where invited to participate.
Anyone who missed the event can visit UVI’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UVI.edu or use the UVI’s Virtual Open House link
For more information visit http://admissions.uvi.edu.
UVI Wellness Center Has Reopened The UVI Wellness Center has announced the reopening of the center as of Wednesday, June 3.
The wellness center’s staff thanks everyone for their patience and understanding while they took the necessary measures to ensure a clean and safe environment for our patrons and employees. Extensive cleaning and sanitizing of the facility will include all machines, floors and restrooms. Extra sanitizers and spray bottles have been added to the work-out areas and signs are posted throughout the facility as reminders. There has also been an upgrade to the cardio room that allows for ease of movement and greater comfort.
There is signage posted in each area of the facility indicating the maximum number of members allowed at any one time. During this pandemic period, workouts must be limited to one hour. Only patrons wearing masks will be allowed to enter the facility, and masks must be worn at all times.
- Monday – Friday: 6-11 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.
- Closed for Sanitizing: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
To maintain a safe environment, people are required to pick up, put back and wipe down all machines and weights after each use. Everyone must adhere to the rules and regulations.
The continued use of this facility depends on you. If you feel sick, please do not come to the facility; you are safer at home.
There will be no specialty classes or personal training during this time.
ALL members are required to check-in at the front desk with an updated membership card. Replacement cards are available for $5.
Accepted methods of payment are credit/debit cards, checks or money orders. To pay over the phone, please call the cashier’s office at 693-1437 during normal business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: All active accounts before March 18 have been updated and extended for the amount of time lost during the COVID-19 shutdown period.
Sandia Cyber Education Remote Training to be Held July 13-17 Sandia National Labs will be hosting a weeklong program for students in support of the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program and the MSIPP CECOR program. These trainings are designed to help students learn about cybersecurity and gain important skills that will not only assist them with the AFA CyberPatriot competition but also provide a foundation in cybersecurity knowledge.
Sandia Cyber Education Training is a remote training for students entering grades 9-12. It will be held this summer from July 13 to July 17. The daily remote/online course is a minimum of six hours per day and is free to all students. This will be completely hosted online, with daily content posted every morning by 8:30 a.m. (MDT) or 10:30 a.m. (AST).
The application deadline is June 15.
For information and application visit: https://cybersecurity.uvi.edu/cybersecurity-programs/2Registration2020GET_ScETat.pdf
The Timeframe for the Camp
Each day (Monday through Thursday) will consist of three sections: a pre-recorded lesson video, a related lab exercise, and practice CTF challenges related to that day’s content. Students may work at their own pace and should be able to complete one lesson per day. These exercises will be separate from the CTF competition on the final day.
The Experience Required to Attend the Camp
This camp expects that students have participated in the CyberPatriot competition or have some basic knowledge of cybersecurity. There will be material and lessons suitable for beginners and advanced students.
The platform is used to deliver the training
This event will be hosted via a Capture the Flag (CTF) interface and online virtual machines. The CTF interface and virtual machines will be available via the browser and not require any installation. A virtual machine (VM) is a software program or operating system that not only exhibits the behavior of a separate computer but is also capable of performing tasks such as running applications and programs like a separate computer.
To participate and sign-up, fill out the attached registration form — https://cybersecurity.uvi.edu/cybersecurity-programs/2Registration2020GET_ScETat.pdf — and return it to [email protected]. no later than Monday, June 15.