Dr. Anne Brett is Graduation Speaker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 4, 2013) – Graduation ceremonies for Saint Luke’s College will be 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10th at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City. Dr. Anne Brett, president of Cox College in Springfield, Missouri is the keynote speaker. Cox College is affiliated with CoxHealth.

March Saint Award Recipients

The Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association (SLSNA) announced their March Saint Award recipients. Students, faculty, and staff who embody College core values of accountability, integrity, knowledge, professionalism, quality, and respect are selected by a student committee for the award. Student recipients receive a certificate of appreciation and a reserved parking spot for one month. Faculty and staff are recognized in the SLSNA newsletter and also receive a certificate of appreciation.

Operation Breakthrough Bus Tour

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Apr. 17, 2013) – In April students in the Community Centered Care class toured neighborhoods in Kansas City served by Operation Breakthrough, a non-profit organization.

This class introduces student community nursing invulnerable populations to help them better understand the struggles poor working parents face.

SUGAR members hold workshop

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences hosted the Simulation Users Group Across the Region (SUGAR) for an afternoon workshop Thursday, April 4. The session featured five presentations by simulation directors who shared their experiences and discussed challenges.

Speakers discussed a variety of topics including how to teach cultural competency as part of a simulation, best practices for using a simulation experience to train life- flight nurses, and managing simulations to include an entire care team including a doctor, nurse, and social worker.

Chicken Donates Leg to Science

Assistant Professor Sharon White-Lewis hosted high school students in the College skills lab teaching them how to amputate a leg. Model patient “Esther,” a chicken, was very patient as students learned proper hand washing procedures and how to gown up in preparation for surgery. In this photo White-Lewis takes off her mask so students could hear as she explains how to make the incision.

Nursing class goes to Haiti for alternative Spring Break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Students in the “Global Health Issues” class opted for an alternative to the traditional spring break trip this year. They went to Mirabalais, Haiti, where they lived in an orphanage and conducted clinics. Professor Kathleen Brewer and Assistant Professor Laurie Brooks team-teach the course and organized this trip as part of the class curriculum at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. Saint Luke’s Foundation provided money for plane tickets and each person paid for their food and lodging at the orphanage.

Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association announces February, 2013, Saint Award recipients

The Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association (SLSNA) announced their February Saint Award recipients. Students, faculty, and staff who embody College core values of accountability, integrity, knowledge, professionalism, quality, and respect are selected by a student committee for the award. Student recipients receive a certificate of appreciation and a reserved parking spot for one month. Faculty and staff are recognized in the SLSNA newsletter and also receive a certification of appreciation.

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