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.

A bright 2018 awaits us as we continue to educate the health care leaders of tomorrow

Dear Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences family,
 
First and foremost, I want to personally wish you a very healthy and prosperous new year!  As always, let me start by thanking our new students, their parents, their children and their significant others for entrusting Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences with your education.

Saint Luke’s College becomes Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society member

In the fall of 2017, the College became a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society. Membership to STTI is highly competitive and recognized as a major accomplishment. 
 
To become an STTI chapter, an institution must first meet rigorous criteria including consistent membership, demonstrate several cycles of leadership succession, be financially sound, sponsor two continuing education programs for members, and hold regular business meetings.

Farewell to a Wonderful Year

As the year comes to an end and we approach the Holiday Season, we pause to reflect on our progress and how thankful we are to be part of this institution. I am thankful for the Board of Directors, faculty, staff and students that make up the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences family. I am especially thankful for the hard work and commitment of all. 

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