Fall 2021 Newsletter

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A Note From Dean Swanson

After many months of living at a distance, it is good to be among students, faculty and staff again. It has been a longtime coming and, although there is still work to do as we fully transition back to campus life, there is much to celebrate this academic year. The first of which is welcoming to campus new students as well those who are returning after a prolonged period of remote studies.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse-Midwifery Program Granted Continued Accreditation for 10 Years

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) has granted continued accreditation to the Nurse-Midwifery program for ten years, the maximum allowed. Since 2009, the Nurse-Midwifery program at Seattle University has prepared 65 MSN and 79 DNP graduates, as well as 6 post-graduate certificate midwives all of whom provide critically needed care in the U.S. and around the world.

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College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse-Midwifery Program Develops Leaders in the Midwifery Model of Care

A nurse midwifery student pictured listening to the heartbeat of a simulated infant with a stethoscope

Faculty and students in the Seattle University College of Nursing joined hospitals, nursing colleges, nursing and midwifery associations and other birth-related organizations in celebrating National Midwifery Week October 3-9. Held annually in early fall, this awareness-building week created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the professional association representing Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives in the U.S., recognizes the hallmarks of midwifery and a philosophy of care that closely aligns with SU’s commitment to educating the whole person--mind, body and spirit. And there’s no better time to focus on the whole person than when bringing a new life into the world!

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New Grant from National Institutes of Health Awarded to Dr. Mo-Kyung Sin

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Associate Professor of Nursing Mo-Kyung Sin, PhD, RN, has received federal funding to pursue her research study “Blood Pressure, Microinfarcts, and Dementia: A Pathway for Alzheimer's Disease Management.” The R03 award ($288,600 over 2 years) was granted through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Aging as part of the “Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias.” Dr. Sin’s award from the NIH, joins only five previous NIH-funded awards and sub-awards made to Seattle University in the last decade and demonstrates the continued growth and evolution of SU’s research enterprise.

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Student Spotlight: Erin Camemo, BS ’22, Diagnostic Ultrasound

Undergraduate student Erin Camemo standing outside with snow falling

Erin Camemo is a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound program at Seattle University. An active member of the SU community, she participates in many student clubs, leads student retreats for Campus Ministry and volunteers as a Catholic Relief Services Ambassador. She was inspired to pursue a career in health care by several family members who are as passionate about their work in that field as they are about caring for others. She recently took some time to share with us a little about herself, her passions and future goals.

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Three Doctoral Students Receive Washington State Opportunity Scholarships

3 headshot of the DNP students who received WSOS scholarships

Congratulations to Seattle University Doctor of Nursing Practice students, Samira Adan, DNP '23, Jeremy Bang, DNP '22, and Aleysha Tsegga, DNP '23, who are among the first cohort of Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) Graduate Scholars. This scholarship supports Washington students pursuing advanced health care degrees to increase the number of providers in Washington’s medically underserved areas.

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Daniel Tamayo, DNP '24, Serving as Graduate Student Council President

Image of graduate student Daniel Tamayo seated on and wearing SU scrubs

Daniel Tamayo is a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and serves as President and Executive Board Chair of the Seattle University Graduate Student Council. His passion for public service and advocacy has drawn him to participate in student and local government since he was an undergraduate. He took some time to discuss more in depth about how his passion for affecting change through public policy along with a keen interest in health care brought him to SU.

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Alumni News

Alumna and CON Faculty Member Renée Rassilyer-Bomers, Featured Among ‘40 Under 40’ List

Headshot of Dr. Renee Rassilyer-Bomers from PSBJ article

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes a Seattle University alum, Renée Rassilyer-Bomers, ’03, ’05, ’16, in its recent list of creative, innovative industry leaders under age 40.

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Homecoming 2021

Homecoming activities are returning to campus from Thursday, November 11 to Sunday, November 14!

ATTEND HOMECOMING

Build your Network with Redhawk Landing

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Redhawk Landing is a mentoring and networking tool that connects alumni with students and other alumni for short- and long-term mentorship. Network within the community to meet alumni in your city or industry or browse career resources and programs.

Join and Start Engaging Now

Support for the Clinical Performance Lab Fund

Donor support will help us continue to provide state-of-the-art, world-class nurse education. Please consider making a gift to the Clinical Performance Lab Fund to help us move our compassionate nursing students into practice.

For more information on this effort, and other opportunities to support the College of Nursing, please contact Peggy Fine at finep@seattleu.edu

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