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DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness
This state-of-the-art 30,0000-square foot education and research center is actively fulfilling its mission as a clinical training area for students as well as reaching out to underserved rural populations.
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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 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:
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.
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.
The nursing shortage is intense. Nurses with a strong liberal arts education and a broad nursing curriculum are in demand.
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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 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.
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.
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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