Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences to Become Part of Rockhurst University

Two of the Kansas City area’s most respected names in health-sciences education have announced their intent to join forces under an affiliation agreement being signed by Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City whereby the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences would become part of the University.

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.

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.

Blair's Foster Socks founder shares her experiences with students

Michele Shanahan-DeMoss spoke to the Community Health students on Friday, September 13. She shared experiences with student nurses about when her daughter was killed by a stray bullet during a 4th of July celebration in 2011. She was 11 years old when she died.

Students Volunteer for Stroke Walk

Saint Luke's College students provided first aid at the American Stroke Foundation's annual walk along Brush Creek and helped stroke survivors to raise funds for free rehabilitation and support services in the metro. This activity was organized by the Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association.

Student Volunteers for 5K Run

B.S.N. students volunteered August 24th to provide first aid and runner support at Heart to Heart International's 5K Trail Run for Haiti. Heart to Heart raises funds for cholera and sanitation programs.

Students gain critical operating room experience

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (May 22, 2013) - Assistant Professor Sharon White-Lewis is teaching one of the only Perioperative Nursing electives in the Kansas City, a two-week course designed to give students operating room experience. She converted a room in the College Simulation Center into an operating suite where students could be introduced to “scrub” and “circulate” activities nurses perform in the operating room.

Students spend eight days in operating rooms at Saint Luke’s Hospital performing these roles during live operations.

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