A Word From Dean Lorie Wild
We have received a $20,000 challenge gift from a generous supporter of SPU nursing. The donor, who wishes to be anonymous, will match any gift directed to SHS during 2014 to a total of $20,000. What a wonderful way to double your gift in support of quality nursing education! To best steward this gift, we have identified two priority areas for funding: the Nursing Skills Lab and the Dean's Giving Circle.Read more and see how you can help.
"Being a recipient of the Grow Our Own program at SPU was such a blessing to me. It allowed me to not worry about how I would pay for doctoral education, but rather to have my focus on my studies."
Vicki Aaberg, PhD, SPU assistant professor of nursing, on benefiting from the Dean's Giving Circle program, Grow Our Own
Direct Admission Pilot Program: "Shhh…"
In 2011, SPU's School of Health Sciences began a pilot program offering a select group of students direct admission into the prelicensure nursing program. The pilot program was not advertised. In fact, the program was kept so quiet that the direct admit students did not even know about each other! So quiet that the direct-admit students began to wonder if it was even true …
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The Heart of a Missionary: Jill Hanson Flatt, BSN '89
Upon graduation from high school, Jill Hanson began attending SPU. "It was there that I prepared academically and spiritually for missionary nursing," she says. "A vision had formed of a ministry of feeding the hungry, healing the sick and telling people of the coming kingdom of God." Her dream was to start a medical clinic in Bangladesh.
Homecoming Nursing Alumni Coffee 2014
In January, the School of Health Sciences welcomed back nursing alumni spanning the decades ― from the 1960s to our most recent 2013 graduates. Friendships were renewed and reminiscing abounded as alumni gathered at Homecoming's annual Nursing Alumni Coffee hosted by Lorie Wild, dean of the School of Health Sciences.
Homegrown: Heidi Baum Monroe '89, MSN '07
Heidi Baum Monroe's life is deeply steeped in SPU ― beginning 28 years ago as a Seattle Pacific undergraduate, when her life was influenced by her relationships with her nursing professors.
MSN Alumni Update: Michael Kremer MSN '91
Along the journey to his current prestigious appointments, Michael Kremer MSN '91, now a professor at Chicago's Rush University, was part of the first master's in nursing cohort at SPU, which he remembers as "a pretty cohesive group."
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