College ventilator loaned to area hospital

Flu season appears to be in full force in the Kansas City area according to local news agencies. Saint Luke's College is supporting local healthcare efforts as well. "I received a call from a local hospital asking if we could loan out our ventilator," said Simulation Center Director Cindy Bradley. "At this point in the semester we aren't using our ventilator for student simulation experiences, so we are happy to to loan it out."

Homecoming honors 1963 class

The 1963 class was honored at Homecoming activities Saturday, September 28, 2013. Before the noon luncheon at the Hampton Inn, alumni braved the rain and toured the College. Current students helped host the alumni by giving tours, helping with registration, and hosting a luncheon table.

Professor Hood publishes 8th edition of textbook

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.

Graduating seniors celebrate

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.

Saint Luke's College Student Describes VALOR Internship

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.

Four students receive Howser scholarship

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.

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