October 9, 2014 — D’Youville College has named its campus chiropractic clinic for Paul T. Hageman, RN, PhD, professor of nursing, in honor of his work developing the program and its curriculum, as well as overseeing the program’s accreditation process.
“Without his dedication and hard work, our program would not exist today,” Kathleen L. Linaker, DC, PhD, executive director of D’Youville’s chiropractic program, said at a special plaque presentation ceremony. “It is with great gratitude and respect that the faculty requested that the campus clinic be named in his honor as we celebrate our first 10 years of the program.”
Hageman, who graduated from D’Youville with his nursing degree, later joined the institution in 1982 as an assistant professor and clinical director of the Nursing Practice Center. He has served in a variety of positions with the New York State Nurses’ Association (NYSNA), including president, and was the chair of the New York State Medical Access Review Committee and the NYSNA Council on Nursing Education.
Hageman is recognized as an authority on the legal scope of nursing practice.
“It is a high honor to have my name associated with our state-of-the-art practice clinics where students get extensive hands-on experience as they complete their internship requirements,” Hageman said. “I am grateful to D’Youville for having given me the opportunity to mainstream chiropractic education by developing a doctor of chiropractic program.”
Hageman earned his master’s degree in adult health nursing from the State University at Buffalo and his doctor of philosophy in nursing science, theory, and research development at New York University.
D’Youville graduated four chiropractic students in 2008 and today has approximately 90 students enrolled. It compliments other healthcare majors at the college including nursing, occupational and physical therapy, physician assistant, dietetics, and pharmacy. D’Youville is the second college in the U.S. to have a chiropractic program at a four-year multidisciplinary college.
Source: D’Youville College