Nursing graduates cross the finish line

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.”

The College celebrated another successful academic year and each other

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the College celebrated faculty and staff accomplishments from this past year with the first annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Tea.

The College is in a constant state of activity year-round. In addition to our commitment to delivering a high-quality health care education, faculty and staff are continually improving themselves through research to earning additional certificates, masters and doctoral degrees.

Saint Luke’s College holds its Sigma Theta Tau International chartering ceremony and induction

On April 9, 2018, the College celebrated its membership into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI). The celebration took place at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center and included a chartering ceremony, induction and reception.
The College’s Honor Society was founded in 2009. Since 2009, the Honor Society Board has worked tirelessly to become an STTI chapter.

The College welcomes Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Saint Luke’s College welcomes their first Provost and Chief Academic Officer—Carlos Peñaloza, PhD—beginning June 4, 2018. Peñaloza will be responsible for the College’s academic enterprise, including all its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The College honored new BSN students with the White Coat Ceremony

On March 2, the first-semester BSN juniors were honored at the White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri.

The ceremony takes place at nursing colleges throughout the country and was established to champion scientifically-sound, compassionate care and to promote the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care to new nursing students.

On behalf of Saint Luke’s College, President Benitez attends the 2018 Latino Coalition Legislative Summit and holds meetings in Capitol Hill and White House

During the first week of March, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 Latino Coalition Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. The Latino Coalition is an organization committed to building capacity and advocating on behalf of the Hispanic community on critical issues including, immigration and tax reform, health care, education, business and others.

Saint Luke's College receives a $95K nursing grant

Since 2011, over $5 million has been invested in nursing education Jefferson City, Mo – In 2011, legislation was passed that authorized the Missouri Board of Nursing to provide funding for the Nursing Education Incentive Program. This allowed any institution of higher education accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association that offered a nursing program to apply for grants. Grant award amounts could not exceed $150,000 and no campus could receive more than one grant per year. The board awarded grants in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017.
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