Nursing at St. Scholastica
A greeting from the Dean of the School of Nursing
I am honored to be serving my second year as Dean of St. Scholastica's School of Nursing. Several significant events have occurred recently that will affect the School of Nursing for years to come. We are privileged that Dr. Collette Geary joined our College as president. Dr. Geary has a wealth of higher education experience and truly embraces our Catholic Benedictine heritage.
Looking forward, the future will be shaped by four prestigious grants we have been honored to receive.
- First, the School of Nursing was awarded a grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students as part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare the next generation of nurses. Our graduate student recipient joins the ranks of 1,000 Jonas Nurse Scholars from all 50 states.
- Second, the College was selected to receive a HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Program — Veteran's Bachelor of Science in Nursing grant and are welcoming our second group of highly skilled and qualified veteran students to our traditional BS in Nursing program.
- Third, we are delighted to have received a grant from the Hearst Foundation that provides needed funding to support our skills and simulation education.
- Finally, the Graduate Nursing Department has received HRSA funding to support $350,000 in tuition support for nurse practitioner students who are planning to work in rural positions upon graduation.
Our talented and diverse faculty and students continue to amaze me. The faculty, as always, are committed to providing an excellent education for our students. Our students have responded in kind by obtaining NCLEX exam and certification pass rates that are above the national average!
CSS is clearly a nursing school on the move and we are reaching ever higher levels of distinction. It is my honor to represent a school so committed to nurturing life-long learners and exemplary nurses in the Benedictine tradition.