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SXU's Nursing program named a Center of Excellence for fourth consecutive term


Saint Xavier University's Nursing program is honored by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a Center of Excellence for the 2018-2022 term! This prestigious designation has been earned by the program for the fourth consecutive term for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. SXU has held the Center of Excellence designation continuously since 2007.

"This fourth designation recognizes an educational program and faculty who model excellence in their teaching and commitment to the University's core values of respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and learning for life," said School of Nursing and Health Sciences Interim Dean Peg Gallagher, Ed.D., RN, CNE. "Our graduates contribute to a strong and diverse nursing workforce that will ensure the public's health and the continuation of excellence in nursing education."

Each year since 2004, the NLN has invited nursing schools to apply based on their ability to demonstrate sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, or student learning and professional development. Schools must also demonstrate a proven commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Saint Xavier and Mercy Hospital, both founded by the Sisters of Mercy, joined forces in 1935 to create the first integrated baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois. Today, the newly expanded School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) remains strongly committed to linking innovation and concern for community, to providing basic and advanced nursing education programs, outreach programs, and to providing clinical services to surrounding communities.

For more information about the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, please visit our website or call 773-298-3700.