Geriatric nursing program national “model of excellence”

Monday, April 4, 2005

The new nursing program at SCSU has received the prestigious Clinical Settings in Geriatric Nursing Award bestowed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. The honor recognizes "exceptional, substantive, and innovative" curriculum, innovative use of clinical settings, inspiration of students to pursue careers caring for older adults, and strong partnerships with clinical and community agencies.

SCSU clinical sites are the Ne-Ia-Shing Health Clinic on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe reservation, the Central Minnesota Nurse Managed Center, the Veterans Administration facility in St. Cloud, the St. Cloud Hospital orthopedic unit, and assisted living sites for the elderly within the community.

The Hartford Institute will share the SCSU program as a "proven model of excellence" with nursing programs nationwide.

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