Seattle Pacific University
Nursing Praxis

Dean Lorie Wild

A word from Dean Lorie Wild

One of the things I like most about nursing is the endless opportunity to learn and grow. Just as each of us engages in personal lifelong learning, so also do we learn and grow as a nursing program. One of our program’s strategic initiatives is to continually improve our teaching and learning. One key area we are addressing is the curriculum for the undergraduate pre-licensure program. Read more

Nursing Preceptor

Nurse practitioners: Pay it forward

Calling all SPU grads in the medical profession, especially nurse practitioner alumni: Want to take your career to the next level? Consider becoming a preceptor for an SPU nurse practitioner student. You can share your knowledge and experience with an SPU NP student who would love nothing more than to learn from you as you care for your patients, interact with your colleagues, and model the health care provider role at its best. Read more

SHS Conscecration

Consecration prepares students for service

As a nursing alum, you likely remember the excitement of the first weeks of nursing school. After all of the anticipation of entering the program, you were suddenly entrenched in the reality of your new, crazy schedule. There were theory classes with exciting information, and you learned skills to prepare for your first clinical. Just as you readied for clinical, something really special happened as an SPU nursing student: consecration. Read more

Male Nursing Students

Long friendship leads to parallel paths

Men usually are more distinguishable among the nursing class as they tend to be in the gender minority. When we heard about two current male students who have been lifelong friends, we wanted to know more. Read more

Hiking SHS Alums

Havasupai hiking meetup

When Judy Banz ’69 planned a hiking trip with her sister and friends to the Grand Canyon, she never imagined she would run into a group of 2013 nursing alums. Read more

SHS Homecoming

Homecoming Nursing Alumni Coffee

Make plans to connect with classmates at the 2016 Nursing Alumni Coffee on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in the Emerson Hall lounge. Hosted by Dean Lorie Wild, you will learn what’s new for nursing and the School of Health Sciences. There will also be plenty of time to visit, renew old friendships, and take a stroll through the Nursing Skills Lab.

Contact Julie Ann Harrington for more information or to RSVP. Visit the 2016 Homecoming site to learn about all of the fun events planned for the weekend.

From this place: notable notes

Dr. Amy Rex-Smith ’76 BSN received the 2015 American Nurses Association Massachusetts Excellence in Nursing Education Award. Angela Eller ’13 was hired into her dream job in labor and delivery at Swedish Medical Center. Megan Boone ’13, ICU nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, worked to make a dream come true for one of her patients. Read more

In memoriam

Joan Cassell Berglund ’64 (1942–2015), passed away on October 24 after an extended illness in Sandy, Ore. Read more

Until next time ...

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