As the year comes to an end and we approach the Holiday Season, we pause to reflect on our progress and how thankful we are to be part of this institution. I am thankful for the Board of Directors, faculty, staff and students that make up the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences family. I am especially thankful for the hard work and commitment of all.
Students in the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in Nursing course presented their posters to the College community on Monday, November 27, 2017. Presentation topics were selected for the students by Saint Luke’s Health System on specific issues faced in the hospital.
These presentations are opportunities for students to develop their professional skill set through comprehensive research, team building, and presentation practice and to provide insight into concerns that face health care providers every day.
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to expand its student body and degree levels and to offer the following new academic programs: an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, an Associate of Arts in Allied Health, and an Associate of Science in Allied Health. The programs will begin enrolling students starting in January 2018.
“This is a historic achievement for the College,” said President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD.
On October 19, 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.
The ceremony takes place at nursing colleges throughout the country and was established to champion scientifically-sound, compassionate care and to promote the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care to new nursing students.
Students were initiated into the nursing profession and received a Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences white coat.
The Pathways to Health and Science Education Program (www.futurehealthsciencesstudent.org),
the College’s first formal initiative in creating a bridge to intentionally transition diverse students into the College officially started on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 29, 2017)—The College Community celebrated the start of the school year with a huge picnic on Tuesday afternoon. “This was the largest crowd I’ve ever seen at the barbeque,” said Director of Enrollment Management, Josh Richards, MA.
Dean of Students Marcia Ladage, BS, pulled together the successful event.
Saint Luke's College honored Dr. M. Kathleen Brewer, PhD, ARNP, BC, as the newest member the emeritus faculty on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The ceremony was attended by board members and the emeritus faculty.
The Pathways to Health and Science Education is a FREE program for any high school student (9th-12th grade) who wants to explore a major leading to a science or health care career.
The Pathways program takes place from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, September 9, 2017-May 5, 2018 at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.