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College of Nursing

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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A Note From Dean Swanson

As graduation and awards season gets well underway at Seattle University, in the College of Nursing we have had many reasons to recognize achievements and celebrate significant beginnings. Each June, we welcome new graduate nursing students to the College of Nursing. This year is a bit different, for it marks the beginning of the academic journey of our first class of immersion students and Registered Nurses entering directly into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Registered Nurses entering the program this June are on track to complete their DNP studies in three years. The immersion students will spend their first year in an intensive pre-licensure course of study, which will prepare them to take the NCLEX. As newly licensed Registered Nurses, they will continue to pursue their DNP through three years of advanced practice studies.

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Seattle University Diagnostic Ultrasound Program to Join College of Nursing

Effective July 1, 2017, the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program currently housed within the College of Science and Engineering will join the College of Nursing. This partnership will create a new venue for cross-program learning and enhance opportunities to educate health professionals ready to collaborate in a complex care environment.
May 23, 2017

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Caring Across Borders

Justine Skillings BSN Student

The photo entitled, ‘Touching Up’, taken by Justine Skillings, BSN class of 2017, received Honorable Mention in the 2016-2017 Seattle University Imagining the World photo competition. It will be on display in the Kinsey Gallery during spring quarter.

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Dr. Anne Hirsch Receives KCNA’s Shining Star Award

Dr. Anne Hirsch

Dr. Anne Hirsch PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP was honored recently by the King County Nurses Association (KCNA) as a “Shining Star”. This award is presented annually to nurses who demonstrate excellence in their areas of practice or contribute significantly to the nursing profession.

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Nursing Students Receive Rosemary Ford Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarship

Eleanore O'Neill, BSN student receiving SCCA scholarship

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) announced a partnership with GlassyBaby in 2016 to expand its nursing scholarships. The partnership led to the creation of the Rosemary Ford Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarship, which supports oncology nursing students at local colleges and universities, as well as SCCA nurses enrolled in advanced nursing programs. Steven Pasek and Eleanore O’Neill (pictured), both BSN students at Seattle U, were among the recipients of the Rosemary Ford Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarship awarded by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in 2016-2017.

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Premera and Sauvage Endowed Professors Appointed

Katherine Camacho Carr, Premera Endowed Chair; Janiece DeSocio, Sauvage Endowed Chair

Two endowed professors were appointed within the College of Nursing in 2017. Endowments like these provide funding for the most esteemed faculty to pursue innovative scholarly projects that make a difference in health care delivery and outcomes. Endowed faculty positions are made possible through private gifts to the College of Nursing and support the holder’s scholarship, teaching, and leadership.

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