Winter 2020 Newsletter

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A Note From Dean Swanson

This year is already shaping up to an exciting one with several milestones to celebrate. First off, 2020 marks the 200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale and in her honor, the World Health Organization has designated it the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Another birthday of note, the Clinical Performance Lab (CPL) turns 15 this year! Planning is currently underway to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the CPL along with Nightingale’s 200th during National Nurses Week in May 2020. Watch for more information and invitations to come.

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Kayla Shull Awarded Lois Price Spratlen Foundation Scholarship

Kayla Shull is wearing a stethoscope and standing outdoors by a tree

Congratulations to Kayla Shull, BA ’14 and DNP ’21, who is a 2019-20 recipient of the Lois Price Spratlen Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship program supports graduate students pursuing a career in advanced practice psychiatric nursing. Shull is in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at Seattle University.

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Jason Naki receives the Mary Buike Memorial Fund Scholarship and Eileen Ridgway Nursing Outreach Scholarship

Jason Naki is seated and wearing a black SU jacket

Senior nursing student, Jason Naki, ’20, has been selected for two College of Nursing scholarships that recognize him not only for his academic ability, but for his commitment to service and his drive to make a positive impact in the world.

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Seattle U Gives

Seattle U Gives is back February 6! You are invited to be a part of making this year's Seattle U Gives the most successful one yet. Help the university reach 2,500 gifts in 24 hours by donating or sharing your story. On this celebratory day, every gift—big or small—is an act of uncommon generosity.

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Putting the Care into Health Care

A student in blue scrubs is seated on a hospital bed while cradling an infant simulator in her arms

The College of Nursing Clinical Performance Lab and the newest addition to its simulation family, Baby Nino, was recently featured in the Seattle University Magazine. Baby Nino is the world’s most advanced high-fidelity neonatal patient simulator. 

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