Nursing Student Opportunities

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    Explore the Possibilities

    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.

  • Student Clubs

    NSNA Convention

    Student Nursing Organization (SNO)

    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 children's hospital.

    Members of the club also attend the Student Nursing Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Annual Convention and National Student Nursing Association (NSNA) Annual Convention.

    These activities help fulfill the Student Nursing Organization's mission and purpose to:

    • Represent the student body at Saint Francis University activities and functions through participation and cooperation.
    • Provide an opportunity for participation in the formulation and application of policies affecting nursing, academic and student affairs.
    • Provide an opportunity for discussion of student concerns within the Department of Nursing.
    • Promote opportunities for academic growth at Saint Francis University.
    • Participate as a group in social and community activities within and outside of Saint Francis University.
    • Participate in the orientation of new students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Saint Francis University.
    • Introduce members of the organization to the existence of pre-professional and professional nursing organizations by exploring current trends and legislative issues related to the profession of nursing.
  • Research Labs

    Simulation Lab

    Nursing Sim Lab

    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 cross-discipline training.

  • Our Pinning Ceremony

    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.

  • C.A.R.E. Clinic

    C.A.R.E. Clinic

    PT Clinical Action

    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 DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness

    DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness

    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.

    A New Science Center

    Science Center

    The Science 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 will take many of their foundation science courses in this new facility.

  • Study Abroad

    Service Learning: Hugs Mission Trip

    Study Abroad

    The Hugs United Spring Break Mission Trip is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers of students, faculty, and alumni head to the Dominican Republic to work closely with an orphanage and provide much needed love and support. A team that includes students from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Science, Nursing, and Education departments help administer health services for patients and children.  It is exciting to see so many of our students dedicate their break to providing medical service in this truly blessed service-learning opportunity.

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