The Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society held their 31st Annual Induction Ceremony in October on the University of Southern Maine (USM) campus and inducted 22 nurses from Saint Joseph's College of Maine, as well as from Maine Medical Center, University of New England, and USM.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine nursing students achieve highest NCLEX pass rate in the state among BSN programs
The Saint Joseph’s College of Maine nursing program has achieved the highest pass rate of licensing exams for students in a BSN nursing program in the State of Maine. For calendar year 2018, SJC nursing graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate of NCLEX, the National Council Licensure Examination. This SJC pass rate surpassed the national average of 89.41 percent and the Maine state average of 89 percent.
April Chase from Cibolo, Texas, is graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an Education specialization. She grew up in Hermon, Maine, and earned her BSN from the University of Maine in 2004. She completed her MSN coursework in October, is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and continues to [...]
Members of the Saint Joseph’s College Nursing Department attended Nurses Day at the Maine State House’s Hall of Flags in order to meet and network with Maine legislators. The event also allowed the display of student research posters and the opportunity to observe legislative committees at work. Faculty member Suzanne Parkman said, “We met with [...]
How Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold ’83 (Hon. ’17) has brought her passion and expertise to Saint Joseph’s College By Patricia Erikson Photo caption: Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold ’83 received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service at Saint Joseph’s College’s 2017 Commencement. When she stepped to the podium, she surprised the crowd with an announcement. Photo: [...]
Anthony McGuire, PhD, director of the Saint Joseph’s College nursing program, takes the Center for Nursing Innovation in an exciting new direction By Emma Deans In the summer of 2016, Dr. Anthony McGuireset off on a cross-country road trip adventure which ended, as all great journeys do, with a new life chapter. Starting in California, he [...]
Susan Vontell ’82 Becomes an Ambassador for the Center for Nursing Innovation By Patricia Erikson Susan Vontell, BSN ’82, MSN carves time out of her busy life as a Nurse Practitioner working as a Surgical Hospitalist at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Connecticut to read her alma mater’s alumni newsletters, as well as the online version [...]
The power of love on a Haiti service trip Story and Photos by Emily Gerardo, RN, BSN, Adjunct Clinical Faculty They said falling in love should be expected, but that it happens without warning. I wasn’t looking for it. Haiti was a place I had wanted to see, a people I had wanted to meet. [...]
Jennifer Taylor, BSN ’03, MSEd ’09, on Innovation in Healthcare By Patricia Erikson When asked for a quirky fact about herself, Jennifer Taylor, MSEd ’09, BSN ’03, RN-BC, CPN offers that her favorite innovation is the light bulb. What becomes clear after just a few minutes of speaking with Taylor, is that she is a brightly shining light herself [...]
Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831 with a mission to serve the sick and poor. She believed, “We should be as shining lamps, giving light to all around us.” A little more than twenty years later, an Italian-born nurse carried a lamp on her nightly rounds as she tended to wounded soldiers [...]