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JU School of Nursing’s “DOLPHINURSE” Spring 2013 newsletter is out!


The Jacksonville University School of Nursing has released its Spring 2013 newsletter DOLPHINURSE. A full .pdf is below.

Among the highlights:

  • Dr. Gloria McKee-Lopez, new Associate Dean at the JU School of Nursing, discusses the many achievements of the faculty and students this spring.
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (FBON) released the NCLEX-RN first-time candidate results for the calendar year 2012, and JU’s School of Nursing had a 98.65% overall pass rate. This ranks as one of the best in Northeast Florida and the state. In addition, the national average for all baccalaureate programs equated to a pass rate of 92.07%, further emphasizing the significance of this achievement.
  • Faculty just completed interviewing approximately 220 highly qualified candidates for the 56 seats in the May 2nd degree/Transfer cohort. Admittance is increasingly more competitive
  • JU nursing students Christina Lohr and Ashley Davidson presented with Prof. Bobbi Logsdon at the opening of the new Mayo Clinic Simulation Center. They explained how the use of simulation exercises can greatly enhance the nursing program by providing the hands-on skills and scenarios necessary to take care of patients.
  • Miller Brookes and the students in the “Aging with Grace” elective enjoyed a class visit with guest panelists Dr. Fran Kinne and Dr. Joan Carver. The esteemed guests have a long history with JU and were instrumental in the development of the School of Nursing. They shared with the students not only the importance of geriatric-specific care but tips on how to modify care for this population. The panelists shared their secret to successful aging: staying active physically and mentally.
  • The school’s Doctorate in Nursing Practice program is growing. Currently, it is designed for Advanced Practice Nurses; however, beginning in Fall 2013, it will offer an additional track for nurses looking to advance in leadership and administrative roles.
  • Christina Darling, JU senior, was chosen from many qualified candidates to receive a $2,500 scholarship from Nemours Children’s Clinic. This is the first year the Joni Lawlor Scholarship Award has been offered.
  • Student Alex Baker was chosen through a rigorous selection process from students across the United States to receive the 2012 APNA (American Psychiatric Nurses Association) Janssen Student Scholarship.
  • Tracie Mitchem-Green and Janette Dunlap were the first recipients of the Riverside Foundation DNP scholarship.
  • The most recent JU Online RN-BSN Honor Scholarship was awarded to Daniel Davis of Thompson, Mo.

Have any great news or information for the DolphiNurse? E-mail DolphiNurse@ju.edu

Below is the full DOLPHINURSE JU School of Nursing Spring 2013 newsletter: