Dr. Lucy Hood, Professor at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences published the 8th edition of Leddy & Pepper’s Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing with Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in fall 2013. This textbook is used in 105 programs in the United States and Internationally including Canada, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Christopher.
When Hollie Carney and Koffi Savi picked up their graduation robes we caught their celebration on camera. Carney is also celebrating because she has a job waiting for her in the cardio vascular intensive care unit at Saint Luke’s Hospital Plaza location upon graduation. She is from Grandview, Missouri. Savi traveled a long way to get his B.S.N. He is from Togo, a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso. He plans to continue his education by pursuing a master’s in public health.
Amy Hudson, a second-semester senior at Saint Luke’s College was selected for a paid internship at the Veterans Administration in Kansas City last summer. She was assigned to the emergency department, but also had opportunities to work in the intensive care unit, and catheterization laboratory/surgery areas. By the end of the summer she was doing 10 to 12 I.V.s a day, daily catheterizations, and nasogastric intubation. During her internship she also completed advanced cardiovascular life support certification, and cardiac monitor certification.
Each year Saint Luke's College selects outstanding B.S.N. students to receive the Dick Howser Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The two-year scholarships are given in memory of former Royals manager, Dick Howser, who led the Royals to their 1985 World Series Championship. The scholarship fund was started following Howser's death from a brain tumor in 1987, in appreciation of the nurses who cared for him during his stay at Saint Luke's Hospital. These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Kansas City community and the Howser family.
Michele Shanahan-DeMoss spoke to the Community Health students on Friday, September 13. She shared experiences with student nurses about when her daughter was killed by a stray bullet during a 4th of July celebration in 2011. She was 11 years old when she died.
Saint Luke's College students provided first aid at the American Stroke Foundation's annual walk along Brush Creek and helped stroke survivors to raise funds for free rehabilitation and support services in the metro. This activity was organized by the Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association.
B.S.N. students volunteered August 24th to provide first aid and runner support at Heart to Heart International's 5K Trail Run for Haiti. Heart to Heart raises funds for cholera and sanitation programs.
When school reopens this fall, Saint Luke’s College will begin offering three post-graduate nursing certificates: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practioner, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Informatics. “These are designed for practicing nurses who already have a M.S.N. and who wish to advance their careers with additional graduate training,” said Dr. James Hauschildt, academic dean at Saint Luke’s College. “We believe that area nurses will welcome the opportunity to pursue one of these certificates at a local College, rather than from an entirely-online program.”