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SXU nursing professor receives Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach, perform research in Palestine

Saint Xavier University (SXU) School of Nursing Associate Professor Zepure Boyadjian-Samawi, Ph.D., RN, recently received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach and perform research during the 2012-13 academic year at Bethlehem University, a Catholic institution in Palestine. The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau…

Community Memorial Foundation supports Saint Xavier University Health Center

Saint Xavier University has received a grant of $25,000 from Community Memorial Foundation to support the School of Nursing’s Health Center, a nurse practitioner-managed primary care facility. The Health Center provides quality, affordable care to SXU students, faculty and staff, as well as to patients from the surrounding community. More than half of its patient…

SXU professor receives $10,000 Nurse Educator Fellowship

Saint Xavier University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Glenda Morris Burnett, Ph.D., MUPP, RN, recently received a $10,000 Nurse Educator Fellowship from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to better prepare nursing students for the U.S. healthcare system’s shift from acute care to public health and community-based care. Burnett, who specializes in community and public…

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SXU dedicates new nursing lab and endowed scholarship named for alumna

 (L to R) President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., Charles E. Schmidt and School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D., outside the newly dedicated Schmidt Lifespan Learning Lab. The Saint Xavier University community recently celebrated the dedication of the Mary Kay ’44 and Charles E. Schmidt Lifespan Learning Lab in the School of Nursing. More…

SXU ranks in Top 10 online Master of Science in Nursing Degree Programs

Saint Xavier University’s School of Nursing recently ranked sixth in the “Top 10 Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programs of 2011-2012” by TheBestColleges.com. SXU’s online MSN program, which offers specializations in clinical leadership and executive leadership, was assessed as a “highly selective, leadership-oriented” degree program from “a top-ranked Catholic university with a…

SXU’s School of Nursing gets “perfect score” on NCLEX exam

One-hundred percent of Saint Xavier University’s May 2009 nursing program graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. All of Saint Xavier’s 44 graduates passed the examination, compared to the average rate of 88.91 percent of first-time candidates educated in the United States. NCLEX exams are developed and administered by the National…

SXU professor receives $10,000 Illinois Board of Higher Education Fellowship

Saint Xavier University nursing professor Mary Ann Freitag, DrNP, RN, recently received a $10,000 Illinois Board of Higher Education Fellowship for discovering a possible link between health problems and academic performance among students in high financial need in SXU’s undergraduate population. Freitag administered the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment to all of SXU’s…

SXU professor receives $10,000 Illinois Board of Higher Education Fellowship

Saint Xavier University nursing professor Peg Gallagher has received a $10,000 Illinois Board of Higher Education Fellowship to attend a four-day BSN and Higher Education Nurse Educator Evidence-based Practice Mentorship Program. The program will focus on integrating evidence based practice into a university’s nursing curriculum. “Nurses, both BSN- and MSN-prepared, need to understand and apply…