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Saint Xavier receives 3rd consecutive “Center of Excellence” designation


Saint Xavier University’s School of Nursing in Chicago recently was honored by the National League for Nursing as a 2013 Center of Excellence.

According to a news release, SXU is one of two schools to receive the designation for the third consecutive term for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. SXU previously received the three-year designations in 2010 and 2007.

“This third 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,” School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, RN, PhD, said in the release. “Those who graduate will provide a strong and diverse nursing workforce that will ensure the public’s health and the continuation of excellence in nursing education.”

SXU and the other Centers of Excellence formally were recognized from Sept. 18-21 at the NLN’s annual Education Summit in Washington, D.C.

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 also must have a proven commitment to continuous quality improvement.


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