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JU nursing students help educate hundreds at a Jacksonville high school

On the afternoon of Oct. 13, 2021, the manicured, lush grounds of the Bolles Upper School were inundated with 400 high school students. 

But this was no ordinary school day. 

Instead of traveling from one classroom to the next, these …

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Expanded Healthcare Simulation Center ready for more learners

What started as a 5,000-square-foot facility on Jacksonville University’s campus, the Healthcare Simulation Center is now more than six times the size and able to serve more students and health professionals than ever. 

The 2,569-square-foot event space in the Healthcare

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Keigwin School of Nursing launches student mentorship program

nursing mentorship

For nursing students starting their education during a pandemic in 2020, collaborating and interacting with classmates wasn’t an easy task.

Classes were online, students weren’t in the same place and as a result, in-person interactions between students were a bit …

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Six JU seniors commissioned as Navy officers, pinned as nurses

navy nurse commissioning

Receiving their pin at the Nurse Pinning Ceremony on Nov. 19 was the second life-changing event of the day for six Jacksonville University graduating seniors.

Earlier that day, they were commissioned as officers into the U.S. Navy. In a few …

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Inaugural ABSN cohort begins clinical work

ABSN Baptist Clinical

A 38-student cohort of accelerated second-degree bachelor of nursing students set foot in two Baptist Health hospitals Nov. 4, making them the first group in the program to begin clinical work.

Jacksonville University is partnering with Baptist Health for its …

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Six Keigwin nursing students receive FCBNA scholarships

FCBNA scholarship winners 2021

Of the seven Northeast Florida nursing students who received scholarships from the First Coast Black Nurses Association, six were from the Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing. 

The $1,000 scholarships were awarded earlier this fall in a virtual ceremony. The …

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JU buildings lit pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

the Howard Building is lit pink

If you cruise by JU’s campus one crisp, October evening after sunset, you’ll notice a pink hue coming from some of the buildings that face University Boulevard. 

This October, Jacksonville University teamed up with a nonprofit organization to light three …

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JU professor tackles mental health in TEDx talk

Dr. LaTonya Summers

On Saturday, October 23, the annual TEDxJacksonville conference of ideas will feature Jacksonville University’s own Dr. LaTonya Summers, assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling in the Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. Dr. Summers’ TEDx talk, …

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JU Expands Partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation

Continuing its commitment to educating and training skilled healthcare workers to meet rising demand for quality clinical services in Northeast Florida and beyond, Jacksonville University (JU) announced the expansion of its relationship with longstanding partner Brooks Rehabilitation. A $1.5 million …

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Jacksonville University Launches Master of Respiratory Care in Response to Growing Pandemic-related Demand

JU partners with Chicago’s award-winning Rush University to develop the only respiratory care master’s program in the state of Florida.

In response to growing national workforce demand accelerated by the pandemic, Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, Fla.) is launching a master’s program …

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