Successful Pass Rates For The 2017 Nursing Graduates
Congratulations to the May 2017 Traditional BSN and August 2017 Accelerated (ACE) nursing graduates on their high achieving pass rates for the NCLEX-RN examination! Our BSN graduates achieved a 95% first-time pass rate and our ACE graduates achieved a 98% first-time pass rate. In addition, graduates of the 2017 Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program completed the FNP Certification Exam from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and achieved an overall pass rate of 100%, and first-time pass rate of 92%.
3rd Annual White Coat Ceremony
New BSN Junior and Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) students pledged an oath of compassionate, professional care at the start of the Fall 2017 semester at the 3rd Annual White Coat Ceremony sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the SCSU Department of Nursing. Guest speaker, Ena M. Williams, MSM, MBA, BSN RN, CENP, Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital, provided stories and reflections about nursing practice based upon her rich background and experiences. The Department of Nursing wishes all of the new nursing students much success with their future education and practice.
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Professor Susan Westrick (far right in photo) presented her research on July 30th at the 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International. The title of her presentation was "Legal and Ethical Accountability for Nursing Errors: Disclosure and Apology".
CNAHN 3rd Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala
Nursing students and alum attend the Connecticut National Association of Hispanic Nurses 3rd Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala on Friday, June 24th, held at the Omni Hotel at Yale.
SCSU Receives Grant to Support Second Career Nurses
Twelve higher education institutions have received grants to share and build upon the lessons learned through an innovative and highly successful scholarship program for second-career nurses, New Careers in Nursing (NCIN). NCIN was created eight years ago by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce by providing scholarships to people from groups underrepresented in nursing to earn an accelerated baccalaureate or master's degrees in nursing. Schools of nursing that received NCIN grants for scholarships report great success in recruiting and retaining minority and male nursing students and making their institutions more diverse and inclusive. Read more.
Accelerated Degree Nursing Students Awarded Scholarships
Southern was among one of the 52 schools to be awarded grants for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)'s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Read more.
Congratulations to the Nursing Class of 2013
The Department celebrated nursing and the accomplishments of the 87 graduating seniors at this year's Pinning Ceremony.