On May 13, 2017, 136 Saint Luke’s College nursing students received bachelor’s and master’s of science in nursing degrees and post-graduate certificates. This was the largest number of students to graduate in the College’s 114-year history.
“This large graduating class reflects what is happening in health care and at the College,” said College President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD. “As health care continues to change and expand, the College continues to expand its quality nursing programs while developing allied health degrees to fulfill workplace demand.”
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences will launch another master’s degree in fall 2017 in the area of Family Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis in mental health.
Most experts agree that demand for advanced practice registered nurses will only continue to grow into the near future. In their most recent report, “Missouri’s Nursing Workforce – 2015,” the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concludes that these nurses will “play a critical role in filling the gap in access to primary care services in most, if not all areas of Missouri.”
Progress, growth and differentiation: the College continues to act on its Vision 2020 Strategic Plan
The year 2016 was a remarkable year at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. Guided by its principles and values of professionalism, respect, integrity and respecting high academic standards, the College reached a number of important milestones. First, the College successfully completed its reaccreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission – we met all of the Commission’s criteria for accreditation and the Commission continued the accreditation of the College with the next reaffirmation of accreditation in 2025-2026.
Monday, April 24, 2017
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Learn about our master's degrees and post-graduate certificates in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP).
On March 30, 2017, 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.
During the ceremony, students were initiated into the nursing profession. Each student received a white personalized lab coat and a pin during the ceremony and celebrated their achievements at a reception following the event.