Lisa Vansaghi, MD has taken the role of Chair of the College’s Board of Directors. Dr. Vansaghi joined the Board of Directors of Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences in 2017 and had served as Vice Chair of the Board for the past year.
The transformative effects of a college education
“Trauma-informed care is not about working with trauma,” said Dr. Carla Burke at the opening lecture for the fall academic year at the College. “It’s about creating an organizational culture and environment that is conducive to healing and does not re-traumatize people. This is actually better for all of us.”
TIME FOR CAMP! From July 21 through July 27, 13 BSN students participated in elective course Caring for Clients at Camp. As part of their course elective, they served as student nurses at Camp MITIOG (Made in the Image of God).
Camp MITIOG was created for children with Spina Bifida. It’s one of only three Spina Bifida camps in the nation so kids attend from all over the United States.
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Saint Luke’s College will be featured in the September 2018 issue of the magazine.
Addressing a diversity gap: Saint Luke’s College successfully “graduates” its inaugural cohort of Pathways to Health and Science Education Program students
On April 28, 2018, 137 Saint Luke’s College nursing students received their Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. Of the 137 graduates, 86 were in the traditional BSN cohort, 31 were part of the online RN-BSN class, and 20 received their MSN degrees or certificates.
“Nursing school is challenging,” said Associate Professor Dr. Sharon White-Lewis. “It's amazing to see all their hard work pay off as they become part of one of the most trusted professions.”