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.

You may have seen the recent article in the Seattle University Magazine, Putting the Care into Health Care, which features the newest addition to the CPL simulation family, Baby Nino, the world’s most advanced high-fidelity neonatal patient simulator.

The College of Nursing has provided cutting edge experiences for future nurses at the CPL since 2005 with substantial support from donors and community partners. Baby Nino is no exception, the new addition was made possible by the generous support of Jim and Rose Kilpatrick. Impact donors, like the Kilpatricks, ensure our student’s future success is palpable.

For 24 hours on Thursday, February 6, alumni, students, parents, friends, staff and faculty will come together for Seattle U Gives to invest in the success of our current and future students.

This year, thanks to the generosity of a group of retired College of Nursing faculty and staff, we have been offered a giving challenge. If you help us to reach 40 gifts on February 6, an additional $4,500 in scholarship funds will be donated in memory of our beloved nursing faculty member Mary Bartholet.

No gift is too small, every dollar raised enhances our mission of educating and inspiring leaders to transform health care for a just and humane world.