Midland States Bank Foundation Awards Grant to Leach College of Nursing

Joliet, Ill. – The Midland States Bank Foundation recently presented the University of St. Francis’ (USF) Leach College of Nursing with a $5,000 grant to support community nursing and primary care research for community health care. Dan Stevenson, Midland States Bank Senior Vice President of Banking and Cornell Lurry, Midland States Bank Regional Community Development Relationship Manager presented the grant check to the university.

“As Joliet’s only four-year university, USF is proud of the support it receives from community-based organizations such as Midland States Bank and the Midland States Bank Foundation. This grant will support community nursing and primary care research for community health care, and serves as a reminder of the power of partnership. We sincerely thank the Midland States Bank Foundation for its support of our university and our students,” said USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Stevenson echoed Johnson’s comments and reiterated the importance of partnership through education.

“USF works tirelessly to make our Joliet community stronger through the power of education,“ commented Stevenson. “As partners in the community, we are able to see Joliet and the surrounding areas positively affected. We are invested in the communities we serve and want them to thrive.”

Currently celebrating 100 years of higher education rooted in Franciscan values, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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(image caption – The Midland States Bank Foundation recently presented USF’s Leach College of Nursing with a $5,000 grant to purchase a variety of community health research resources. Pictured from left to right are Ebere Ume, Dean of USF’s Leach College of Nursing; Kristin Short, USF Vice President for University Advancement; Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., USF President; Dan Stevenson, Midland States Bank Senior Vice President of Banking; and Cornell Lurry, Midland States Bank Regional Community Development Relationship Manager.)

Student Nursing Association Raises Funds for Guardian Angel Community Services

Joliet, Ill. – The Student Nursing Association (SNA) in the Leach College of Nursing at the University of St. Francis (USF) held a t-shirt sale during the fall semester with proceeds benefiting Guardian Angel Community Services (GACS) in Joliet. USF nursing students, their parents and faculty members purchased a variety of items through the sale, including shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats that displayed the University of St. Francis logo. Proceeds from the sale, which totaled $252.37, were donated to GACS last month.

USF nursing student Angela Briseno said the reason SNA chose to donate to GACS was because of the important work the organization does in and for the community.

“We chose to raise funds for Guardian Angel Community Services because we strongly believe in their work. Guardian Angel’s mission is ‘to empower people to improve the quality of their lives.’ This is something that really caught our attention and we, as USF nursing students, could relate to it because we feel that USF is preparing us to do this for our patients now and after we graduate,” Briseno said. 

USF nursing student Janet Crawford added that SNA sees this type of support as playing an important role within the community.

“Leach College of Nursing often finds ways to give back to our community and does so each semester through the Student Nurses Association. Supporting community organizations such as Guardian Angel Community Services is crucial because it helps to strengthen our community. Many individuals struggle to obtain fundamental needs or resources and by giving back, more resources and support may become available,” she said.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

(image caption – USF Student Nursing Association faculty advisor Kathryn Weigel and USF students Janet Crawford and Angela Briseno present Ines Kutlesa, CEO of Guardian Angel Community Services, with a donation of $252.37 that was raised through a t-shirt sale.)

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CCNE Re-accreditation Review Third Party Notification

Dear Nursing Students, Faculty and the University of St. Francis Community,

The Leach College of Nursing will be hosting a re-accreditation review visit by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on April 6-8, 2020. The Self-study documents will be submitted to CCNE no later than Monday, February 24, 2020.

The following degrees/programs will be evaluated for re-accreditation during this visit:

  • BSN – Prelicensure and RN-BSN Completion
  • MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Nursing Education, and MSN -Nursing Administration; and
  • PMC – PMC – Family Nurse Practitioner, PMC-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice 

CCNE will accept written third-party comments until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation in April. All written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by Monday, March 16, 2020. If you wish to send any written comments directly to CCNE prior to the site visit, please send your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K Street NW Suite 750 Washington DC 20001

– or –

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.

If you have any questions about the upcoming accreditation visit, please contact me and join our weekly faculty CCNE preparation meetings.

Blessings,

Ebere Ume, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN
Dean, Leach College of Nursing

Leach College of Nursing Re-accreditation Review

October 31, 2019

Dear Nursing Students, Faculty and the University of St. Francis Community,

The Leach College of Nursing will be hosting a reaccreditation review visit by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on April 6-8, 2020. The Self-study documents will be submitted to CCNE no later than Monday, February 24, 2020.

The following degrees/programs will be evaluated for re-accreditation during this visit:

  • BSN – Prelicensure and RN-BSN Completion
  • MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Nursing Education, and MSN -Nursing Administration; and
  • PMC – PMC – Family Nurse Practitioner, PMC-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice

CCNE will accept written third-party comments until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation in April. All written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by Monday, March 16, 2020. If you wish to send any written comments directly to CCNE prior to the site visit, please send your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW
Suite 750
Washington DC 20001

– or –

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.

If you have any questions about the upcoming accreditation visit, please contact me and join our weekly faculty CCNE preparation meetings.

Blessings,

Ebere Ume, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN
Dean, Leach College of Nursing