September 1, 2015
Sheri is in her final year of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Healthcare Leadership at Sacred Heart University. She is slated to graduate in May of 2016. Here's what she had to say about her experience with the program
Home Care Nurse: Coordinates the overall interdisciplinary plan of care for a patient, from admission to discharge in a home care environment. Acts as the liaison between patient/family and homecare personnel to ensure necessary care is provided promptly and effectively. Must be a registered nurse with 2-4 years of clinical experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – With 1,316 students, Sacred Heart University’s class of 2019 joins the two previous classes as the largest in Sacred Heart history. In addition to its size, the class is also distinguished by its academic accomplishments as evidenced by an average high school GPA of 3.4, which is the highest ever GPA for an incoming class. The students hail from 13 international countries and 25 states and territories with the most common being New York (36 percent), Connecticut (26percent), New Jersey (17 percent) and Massachusetts (10 percent). Ninety-one percent of the class will live on campus.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Laura Niesen de Abruna, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Sacred Heart University, recently spent a couple days participating in a mini-think tank at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “They held a convening on student success and completion,” de Abruna says.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Beginning this month, a new Study Abroad program at Sacred Heart University will begin sending a cohort of nursing students to study in Ireland each semester. For the fall 2015 semester, seven freshmen from SHU’s College of Nursing will be based at the University’s campus in Dingle, Ireland, and will study science, anatomy and physiology at the nearby Institute of Technology Tralee. A group of sophomore nursing students will follow in the spring. Up to 20 sophomore nursing students will take two nursing courses—health assessment and nursing pathophysiology—along with other courses in spring 2016.