Students explore trauma nursing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 20, 2014) - Treating the trauma patient involves handling urgent situations where the cause of injury or illness is not yet known. This summer, Associate Professor Kay Luft, M.S.N., R.N. is giving students the opportunity to gain some knowledge about the world of trauma nursing.

Samantha Healy receives Pernice nursing scholarship

Renée’s family is pictured here with Samantha Healy in the College board room.

Kansas City, Mo. (June 6, 2014) –The $2,000 scholarship award from the Renée Pernice Memorial Nursing Scholarship goes to Samantha Healy, a B.S.N. recipient who will graduate in December 2014.

Family and friends established the scholarship in 2009 to celebrate Renée’s love of nursing and Saint Luke’s College.

"Swiss cheese memory" beneficial in traumatic experiences

Students receive instruction on how to examine a rape victim.

Kansas City, Mo. (June 6, 2014) - Forensic nursing is a specialty practiced at the intersection of health care and the law. The role of a forensic nurse is to provide emotional support and offer comfort to people who have been traumatized.

Eight students, an operating room, and some surgical instruments

KANSAS CITY (May 15, 2014) - The Perioperative Nursing elective is the class to be in if you want hands-on experience with surgical nursing this summer.

Assistant Professor Sharon White-Lewis, M.S.N., R.N. is teaching the course this summer and will build on her own operating room experiences—she’s been a perioperative nurse for most of her life.

Employees recognized for years of service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 19, 2014) – Five College employees were recognized for their years of service at the April meeting of faculty and staff. Each of them received an imprinted lapel pin with their number of years of service.

Professor Lucy Hood, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N.—40 years;

Associate Professor Kay Luft, M.S.N., R.N.—30 years;

Instructor Caroline Olawaiye; M.S.N., B.S.N., A.D.N.

Professor Karen Komoroski, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N.—5 years, and

First graduate students complete advanced degrees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 13, 2014) – The first M.S.N. class of 11 students graduated from Saint Luke’s College on May 9th, 2014 with their Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. In 2012 the College enrolled graduate for the first time in their 111-year history.

Awards given at spring commencement ceremonies


#1-President Dean L. Hubbard, Ph.D. receives honorary doctorate from Academic Dean James Hauschildt, Ed.D. and Executive Director of Business Operations and Students Service Marcia Ladage.

#2-Jennifer Bingham, Laura Bunjer, Nicholas Cahow, Jingjin Pan, and Jessica Staley receive the Academic Excellence Award from Professor Lucy Hood, Ph.D.

#3-Professor Lucy Hood, Ph.D. with Stanley Battles the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award.

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