Service Project to Oaxaca, Mexico

In January 2017, Dr. Fay Mitchell-Brown led ten nursing students on a service project to Oaxaca, Mexico. 

Oaxaca is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains andcoastal region has 16 major tribes of indigenous people with approximately 155 dialects.  Life in rural Oaxaca is dominated by poverty, idolatry, witchcraft and unmet health care needs.  The nursing students provided health care to mainstream and indigenous Mexicans at the Corban Clinic in the small fishing village of Cacalote.  The group was also fortunate to provide health care in three villages in the Sierra Madre mountain regions.

This project provided several opportunities for the group some of which are : (1) gain hands on health care service, (2) provide community health education, and, (3) donate financially for the purchase of medicines and medical supplies for the impoverished, and (4) cultural immersion.

In addition to the adventure of travelling to another country, students found the experience beneficial because they developed a better understanding of the myriad global health care issues that affect the population and how these issues expand beyond borders and affect us locally. 

Chapter News

  • Induction Ceremony April 29th

    Greetings all,
    We are pleased to invite all Kappa Omicron members to join us as we welcome new STTI members into the chapter. The induction ceremony will be held on April 29th from 11 am to 1 pm at the Enloe Conference Center. Tickets are $20 per person, includes a catered lunch. Please RSVP to Carl Pittman by Friday, April 21 at cpittman@csuchico.edu
    Hope to see you there!
    Karin Lightfoot

  • KO Social Mixer

    Come join us at the Social Mixer in Chico this Friday, March 24th, 5 pm-?, at the Ojiya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. This is a great way to wrap up the week and relax with friends. Open to KO and non-KO members, bring a friend! Be sure to RSVP to Paul at pherman@csuchico.edu by Wednesday.

Dr. Gayle Kipnis Honored With Early Tenure and Promotion


It was announced at the CSU-SON meeting in May that Dr. Kipnis achieved early tenure and promotion. Dr. Kipnis is a member and past president of Kappa Omicron and a professor of maternal/child nursing at CSU-Chico. She joined CSU-Chico in the fall of 2011 from previous assignments in Oakland, CA. Dr. Kipnis graduated summa cum laude from CSU-San Francisco (PhD), University of New Mexico (MSN), and Northern Arizona University (BSN).        

Congratulations Dr. Gayle Kipnis.


CSU School of Nursing Open House

Kappa Omicron extends congratulations to the California State University, Chico School of Nursing as they settle into their new home in Trinity Hall. The School of Nursing will be celebrating their recent move into one of Chico State’s oldest buildings with a Welcome Back Open House on September 7th from 11 am to 2 pm. Stop by Trinity Hall to see old friends, make new friends, and express your well wishes to the faculty and students on this newest chapter in the history of CSU Chico School of Nursing. 



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