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.
While Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc., is not a Catholic-run organization, physician John Murphy, its president and CEO, told a Sacred Heart University audience he firmly believes there is a sacramental quality to the work his team does every day. “I think ours is a ministry of hope,” he said during a recent discussion at SHU. “I think that is a message Christ gave us.”
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.