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Students, faculty and staff celebrated the academic successes of Sacred Heart University’s inaugural master of physician assistant class at an intimate commencement ceremony last week. The 26 students in the cohort, who spent the last 27 months in intense courses and clinical work, sat in the front row of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts listening to the encouraging and congratulatory words of professors and guest speakers.
A group of Sacred Heart University occupational therapy (OT) and nursing students and faculty recently participated in a week-long service learning program at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in La Plant, S.D., an area with a population of 171 people.
Every one of Sacred Heart University’s most recent College of Nursing graduates have passed the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensing exam. The National Council Licensure Exam–Registered Nursing is a standardized exam that candidates must pass to enter the profession. SHU nursing graduated 101 students with a 100 percent pass rate on the exam. This year’s national average pass rate was 92.39 percent.