The ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI) is distinguished as a model for excellence and inspiration in nursing and interprofessional practice, education, and research to advance knowledge and innovative practice models, and new solutions to optimize the health and well-being of the diverse local, national and global communities.
How long have you been at ASU?
12 years with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Do you have a wellness goal?
I want to be healthy and active enough to dance at my grandchildren's weddings. This is a long term goal, as I do not have any grandchildren yet!
Which challenges do you face in achieving your goal?
I mainly have a desk job with lots of meetings and computer work. My greatest challenge is staying motivated to make daily physical activity a priority.
How has your workplace helped you achieve your wellness goals?
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation supports the use of stand/sit work stations and encourages walking meetings. The college is half way through a "walk 60 miles in 60 days" challenge to commemorate our upcoming 60th Anniversary as a college. Free pedometers were provided and an online tracking mechanism was created. Several colleagues are holding me accountable to sustain my goal of walking a minimum of one mile a day.
In addition, I am enrolled in an incentive-based wellness program through which university faculty and staff can earn as much as $200 per year by participating. The program is offered by the State of Arizona to benefits-eligible employees and provides free exercise sessions, quarterly fitness challenges, mini-health screening clinics, and online health and wellness educational materials.