/Tag: Nursing

Light Bulb Moments

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 [...]

2018-09-11T11:10:50-04:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Winter 2017-18|Tags: , |

Class of 2020 Nursing Students Blessed in Nursing Lighting Ceremony

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 [...]

2018-09-11T11:10:59-04:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College Receives Largest Individual Gift in its History from Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold for Center for Nursing Innovation

The Saint Joseph’s College commencement crowd enjoyed the traditional elements of a successful send-off for its more than 671 graduating students from four countries and 37 states–a stream of caps and gowns, a bagpiper, families jostling for the right photo. What students, staff, and families didn’t expect, as they gathered on the Sebago Lake campus, [...]

2018-09-11T11:16:22-04:00May 13th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Ashton Piers – Earning MSN, Giving the Online Program Student Message at May 2017 Commencement

Ashton Piers from Portland, Maine, is graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization. She completed her coursework in April and has recently passed her FNP boards. She is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing and has been a part of the Saint Joseph's College community since she [...]

2018-09-11T11:16:27-04:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Nursing Alum, Trustee, and Noted Philanthropist Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Receives Honorary Doctorate of Public Service

Retired healthcare administrator and dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold ’83, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service during Saint Joseph’s College’s 2017 Commencement Exercises on May 13. Arnold is a nursing alum, member of the Saint Joseph’s Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Alfond Challenge for The Center for Nursing Innovation at SJC. [...]

2018-09-11T11:16:39-04:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Journey Toward Leadership

How Janet Maguire’s MBA impacted her career and inspired her to give back. By Ann Swardlick Why would a career nurse in a leadership position decide to add the challenges of an online MBA program to her already over-committed work week? Ask Janet Maguire RN, BSN, MBA ’15. A nursing director with over 30 years of experience [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:47-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , , |

Paying it Forward

Sandy (Mayo) MacDonald’s 35-year commitment to scholarships at SJC. By Ann Swardlick When Sandy (Mayo) MacDonald ’81 showed up to register for classes in fall of 1977, there were two lines: one for nursing students and one for everyone else. “That’s how we did it back then,” laughs MacDonald. “We stood in long lines on [...]

2018-09-11T11:23:56-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , |

2016 Nursing Pinning Ceremony Recognizes 95 Graduates

On Friday, May 13, family members, friends, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the nursing graduates from the Class of 2016 at the College’s annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony. Nursing pinning first began when medals were given to outstanding graduates of nursing education programs. Gradually, the ritual expanded to include the pinning of all graduates as [...]

2018-09-11T11:24:38-04:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Going Strong in Westbrook

Gary and Laurie Rairdon honor their son’s passion for nursing by raising funds for the Matthew Rairdon ’13 Memorial Scholarship. When Matthew Rairdon’s life ended tragically in 2013—the same year he graduated from the College and got a job as a nurse in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital in Portland—his family rallied supporters to [...]

2018-09-11T11:31:52-04:00August 1st, 2015|Categories: Summer 2015|Tags: , |