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SXU nursing program gets national honor

Updated: November 7, 2013 6:08AM



St. Xavier University’s School of Nursing recently was one of nine nursing programs and one health care organization in the nation to be honored by the National League for Nursing as a 2013 “Center of Excellence.”

SXU is one of only two schools to receive the prestigious designation for the third consecutive term for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. SXU previously received the three-year designations in 2010 and 2007.

“This third designation recognizes an educational program and faculty who model excellence in their teaching, and commitment to the university’s core values of respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and learning for life,” School of Nursing dean Gloria Jacobson said. “Those who graduate will provide a strong and diverse nursing work force that will ensure the public’s health and the continuation of excellence in nursing education.”

SXU and the other Centers of Excellence were formally recognized at the National League for Nursing’s Annual Education Summit in Washington, D.C.

Each year since 2004, the league has invited nursing schools to apply based on their ability to demonstrate sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research or student learning and professional development.

St. Xavier and Mercy Hospital, both founded by the Sisters of Mercy, joined forces in 1935 to create the first integrated baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois.

For more information, visit www.sxu.edu, keyword: nursing or call (773) 298-3701.

Staff report



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