Nursing Program Alumni and Student Highlights – August 2020

Pacific College’s nursing program wishes to recognize those members of its nursing program family who are inspiring to us all! We spotlight current student Jennifer Ferguson and alumnae Sara Choi, Lynn Vance, and Fernanda Durlene. Alumni Highlight: Sara Choi, BSN, RN, CEN, HNB-BC, IHWC-BC Here is what I’ve been up to recently. I have attached some …

The Role of Cannabis for Oncology Palliation

Published: Feb 12th, 2020 By: Carey S. Clark, PhD A landmark study by Rowland, Schumann, and Hickner (2010) found that earlier initiation of palliative care leads to better outcomes for patients with aggressive non-small cell lung cancer. The oncology patients who received earlier palliation, defined as palliation initiated at onset of treatment (or in this …

Ganjapreneur Discusses Pacific College and Oaksterdam’s New Medical Cannabis Certificate Program

February 10th, 2020 Ganjapreneur, a resource for cannabis professionals, recently interviewed Dale Sky Jones, president and CEO of the cannabis education institution Oaksterdam University, and Malcolm Youngren, COO of Pacific College, about the new collaboration between the two schools: the Medical Cannabis Certificate Program. Jones discusses Oaksterdam’s long, difficult path, including a federal raid in …

Forbes Cites Pacific College Nursing Director Carey Clark on the Spread of Cannabis Misinformation

February 10th, 2020 The erratic patchwork approach to cannabis legalization at both state and federal levels has left many confused. It’s still federally illegal for any purpose, yet 11 states have ruled that recreational use is legal, and 33 more that medical use is legal–though 14 of those states limit THC content. Meanwhile, the FDA …

The Leaf Online on Pacific College’s New Cannabis Curriculum

January 30th, 2020 The Leaf Online,  which covers aspects of the cannabis world including science, business, lifestyle, and politics, recently published an overview of Pacific College’s new cannabis certification program, the first college-level accredited certificate of its kind in the United States. “The medical cannabis courses are designed to produce healthcare professional who can educate …

CULTURE Magazine on Pacific College’s New Medical Cannabis Certificate

October 3rd 2019 CULTURE, a magazine covering entertainment and lifestyle trends in the medical cannabis community, just took a look at Pacific College’s new online Medical Cannabis Certificate program–the first accredited, college-level certificate of its kind in the nation. Students of the online program can expect to learn how to coach patients on the therapeutic …

Pacific College and Oaksterdam University Partnership Aims to Educate Healthcare Industry on Medical Cannabis Regulation and Therapeutic Properties

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), a leader in integrative healthcare education, is the first regionally-accredited institution offering a college-level Medical Cannabis Certificate for Healthcare Professionals. Starting this term, in addition to the core classes presented by their doctoral faculty, Pacific College is partnering with Oaksterdam University (OU), America’s first cannabis college, to offer its …

ABC 10News on Pacific College’s First-Ever Medical Marijuana Certificate Program

September 10, 2019 San Diego’s ABC 10News interviewed Pacific College President Jack Miller on the school’s new three-semester Medical Cannabis Certificate program, the first of its kind, which enables healthcare professionals to responsibly and effectively prescribe medical marijuana to their patients. The segment aired this morning. “We thought it was important for health care professionals …

Cannabis Travels the World as the US Descends into Reefer Madness

By Denise Foster, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, Adjunct Faculty at PCOM-NY In 1937, all cannabis-related drug production and prescription means in the United States ceased with the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act. Scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and physicians were no longer able to use cannabis. Why was cannabis unusable? Not because cannabis was made illegal. …