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College of Nursing Newsletter - March 2015

A Creighton University alumna has been named the next dean of the College of Nursing, effective June 1. Following a seven-month national search, Catherine Todero, Ph.D., was announced in January as the new leader of the college. For Todero, who grew up in Omaha and earned her BSN from Creighton in 1972, it was an opportunity to come home.

College of Nursing Newsletter - November 2014

Nursing Student Delivers Inspirational Message
“My name is Sarah Carnes, and I have had the pleasure of growing up here at Creighton,” senior nursing student Sarah Carnes, president of the Nursing Senate, told a gathering of faculty and administrator at an on-campus town hall meeting this fall.

“And when I say growing up, I don’t mean that I was born and raised here in Omaha, but that I found who I was, who I am. I found my passion, and I found my purpose.”

College of Nursing Newsletter - September 2014

An innovative pilot program paired Creighton nursing students with hospital staff nurses from CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center and College of Nursing faculty. What were the results? (Pictured above, from left, nursing student Sarah Bricachek meets with Beth Gifford, BSN’06, a Staff Nurse Instructor, and Lori Rusch, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing.)

College of Nursing Newsletter - December 2013

For the third consecutive year, Creighton University College of Nursing has been selected as a grant recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). (Pictured above: From left, Deputy Director for the NCIN program Vernell DeWitty, Ph.D., with RWJ scholar Jesse Marriott of Troy, Kan., Assistant Dean Amy Cosimano and Dean Eleanor Howell.)

School of Nursing Newsletter - July 2013

Be Part of the Tradition!
Each year, our nursing alumni make generous gifts directly to the College. These unrestricted operating gifts fill critical needs identified by Dean Eleanor Howell. Our alumni donors not only assist Dean Howell with the day-to-day operations of the College, but also support student scholarship, faculty development, research and educational programming. We invite you join the tradition and make your annual gift to the College of Nursing by visiting Thank you for your support!

School of Nursing Newsletter - March 2013

Dr. laughlin recognized
Credited for her innovation, persistence and humor, Ann Franco Laughlin, Ph.D., BSN’76, MS’94, pictured above with her mother, Louise Franco, was honored with the Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award on Feb. 8.

School of Nursing Newsletter - September 2012

Students Serve in Haiti
Seniors Tessa McKeone of Omaha (second from left) and Maggie Lawler of Sioux Falls, S.D., (fourth from right) were part of a contingent of nine Creighton nursing students who traveled to Haiti over the summer to conduct health assessments on local residents.

School of Nursing Newsletter - June 2012

Spirit of Creighton Honoree
School of Nursing graduate Melissa List of Granville, Iowa, received the prestigious Spirit of Creighton Award at the University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12. She is pictured above with, from left, John Cernech, Ph.D., vice president for Student Life, fellow Spirit of Creighton honoree Edward Saito and Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

School of Nursing Newsletter - March 2012

presidential research award
Misty Schwartz, BSN'92, Ph.D., (left) and Ann Laughlin, BSN'76, MS'94, Ph.D., were recipients of the newly established Presidential Faculty Research Fund, intended to support and enhance the research and scholarly work of full-time faculty. The title of their research is “The Association between Dairy Food Intake, Serum Lipid and Vitamin D Levels in Adolescent Females.” Professor Joan Lappe, MS'85, Ph.D., and Margaret Begley, BSN'91, are also on the research team.

School of Nursing Newsletter - October 2011

Nursing reunion event
More than 300 nursing alumni and students attended the School of Nursing's continuing education event, "Leading Change, Advancing Health," held during Creighton's Reunion Weekend. In response to the Institute of Medicine's report on the Future of Nursing, the program featured Creighton alumni, faculty and doctoral students, and addressed how nurses in leadership and practice positions are using evidence, knowledge and information to influence change.

School of Nursing Newsletter - June 2011

Rauenhorsts donate sculpture
Last week, Creighton welcomed nursing alumna Karen Dolen Rauenhorst, BSN'75, back to campus. She and her husband, Mark Rauenhorst, BA'75, donated a sculpture titled "The Spirit of Jesuit Education" to honor retiring president the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., and his commitment to Creighton University. Pictured with the artist, fine arts professor Littleton Alston, are, from left, Mrs. Rauenhorst, School of Nursing Alumni Board member and Mrs. Rauenhorst's cousin, Diane Stormberg, and Dean Howell. The nursing school is especially grateful to the Rauenhorsts for the generous donation of the Mark and Karen Rauenhorst Endowed Scholarship, given each year to an accelerated nursing student. (Photo by Dave Jenkins Midwest Photo Pro)

School of Nursing Newsletter - April 2011

Serving the less fortunate
Nursing student Tess Hiller of Tucson, Ariz., (pictured above) administers an injection at Project Homeless Connect. This annual event, held on Creighton's campus, connects individuals in the community who are homeless with social service agencies, employment opportunities and health care services. With more than 1,000 volunteers, including more than 40 Creighton nursing students and staff, Project Homeless 2011 was a huge success.

School of Nursing Newsletter - February 2011

St. Ignatius award winner
As a part of Creighton’s week-long Founders Week Celebration, Sue Selde, academic success coordinator for the School of Nursing, was presented the prestigious St. Ignatius Award at Mass at St. John's on Sunday, Feb. 6. The award recognizes members of Creighton's faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit religious order. (Selde is pictured above with her husband, Bill, and the Rev. Greg Carlson, S.J.) Following the Mass, nursing students and faculty attended the annual "Call to Nursing" luncheon. Guest speakers included Emily Stonebrook, BSN'09, Robert Laws, BSN'07 and Betsy Buschkemper, BSN'97. Each shared how they were called to nursing.
Read more about St. Ignatius Award winner Sue Selde

School of Nursing - November 2010 Newsletter

alumni weekend a success
More than 280 Creighton nursing alumni turned out for the free continuing education seminar titled "Intuition-Rules-Facts. How Nurses Make Ethical Decisions." Attendees listened to nurse leaders discuss ethics within their organizations' fields of expertise. All speakers were Creighton alumni, faculty or students. See more photographs of the day.

School of Nursing - September 2010 Newsletter

Welcoming a New Year
Creighton School of Nursing juniors are all decked out in their scrubs and raring to embark on a new academic year. See who these students are, and their hometowns here.

The School of Nursing welcomed 399 traditional undergraduate students to the Omaha campus and 18 students to the Hastings, Neb., campus. They joined 116 accelerated nursing students and a large contingent of graduate students. There are currently 62 students pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice and 60 students pursuing a MSN.