February 2019 Newsletter

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A Note From Dean Swanson

With all of Fall quarter’s start of the year activities and holidays solidly behind us, we are now hunkered down for Winter quarter. I suppose it’s natural during this time of year to reflect on past and future goals—to take stock of where you are and look ahead where you plan to go next. For me, each day, I become more and more aware of the impact of nursing education on our students. It’s gratifying to watch their transformation from ‘undergrad student’ to health professional as a Registered Nurse or Ultrasonographer, or a ‘graduate student’ to doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse and systems leader. But it’s equally humbling to witness the sacrifices many students make to achieve the academic success they desire.

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Vincent Otundo Awarded Lois Price Spratlen Foundation Scholarship

Head and shoulder image of Vincent Otundo recipient of the 2018-2019 Lois Price Pratlen Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to Vincent Otundo, MSN ‘19, on receiving the Lois Price Spratlen Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship program supports graduate students pursuing a career in advanced practice psychiatric nursing. Vincent is in his final year of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at Seattle University.

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Belen Mesele Named 2019 Eileen Ridgway Scholar

Head and shoulder image of Belen Mesele recipient of 2019 Ridgway Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that Belen Mesele, DNP ’22, is the recipient of this year’s Dr. Eileen Ridgway Endowed Nursing Scholarship. Belen is in her first year of the advanced practice nursing immersion program and is pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Advanced Community Public Health.

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Seattle U Gives

Seattle University was founded in 1891 and for 128 years has been providing students with a mission-driven, Jesuit education. Seattle U Gives seeks to unite our community, impacting the lives of current and future students through 1891 minutes of giving. College of Nursing Challenge: 40 gifts to any fund within the College of Nursing will unlock $4,500 for the College of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence, thanks to anonymous donors. Giving starts Wednesday, February 6 at 11:29 a.m. and runs through Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.

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Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.

DNP Online Information Session

Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 12 to 1 PM PST


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