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In our nursing program, you will have plenty of opportunities in the
classroom and beyond. Below are just a few of the opportunities waiting
for you as a future nursing student.
The C.A.R.E. Clinic - C.A.R.E. stands for
"community access rehabilitation for everyone". We are a
student run pro-bono physical therapy clinic for underserved individuals in the
rural community. Students in the physical therapy graduate program at
Saint Francis University, along with guidance from professors of physical
therapy, work as a team to provide individualized care for each patient.
The nursing shortage is intense.
Nurses with a strong liberal arts education and a broad nursing curriculum are
Saint Francis University Department of Nursing Career
The DiSepio Institute for
Rural Health and Wellness is state-of-the art 30,000 square foot education
and research center provides a clinical training area for students as well as
an outreach services for under-served rural populations near the university. It
houses a student health center, rehabilitation services, a human performance
lab. fitness and spiritual wellness areas, and conference facilities.
Each academic year, as our new graduates prepare to begin their
careers as nursing professionals, we hold a "pinning ceremony"
to celebrate their accomplishment and bless their new-found path.
accomplishments. This special ceremony is attended by loved ones and is one of
our favorite days on campus.
Center flagship facility was completed in Fall 2013, and provides
state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and research facilities. Students in
allied health sciences majors take many of their foundation science
courses in this new facility.
Our students train on high-tech patient simulators that allow us to mimic
actual clinical scenarios. This hand-on experience is an invaluable part of the
nursing curricula. There are also plans as part of the University's capital
campaign renovations to expand our simulation lab space to accommodate
The Student Nursing Organization
(SNO) of Saint Francis University is open to any students who are interested in
professional nursing. The club regularly participates in service projects such
as blood pressure screenings, nursing home visits, and providing gifts to
Members of the club also attend the Student Nursing Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Annual
Convention and National Student Nursing Association (NSNA) Annual
These activities help fulfill the
Student Nursing Organization's mission and purpose to:
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