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SUU In View - Spring 2004 - Soaring Forward | Alumni | SUU
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SUU In View (Alumni Magazine - Spring 2004)

Soaring Forward

In the middle of dealing with difficult budget reductions and economic adjustments over the past two and a half years, the University has pushed ahead to reach new heights on several fronts.

President Steven BennionOn December 11th of 2003, the Board of Regents approved a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for SUU. This is a vital program initiative to help address the critical shortage of nurses in southern Utah, the entire state and nation. For nearly the past 30 years, programs producing registered nurses had been offered on the SUU campus by Weber State University. By mutual agreement, it was determined that the time had come for Southern Utah University to offer its own program. This traditional bachelor of science in nursing program was designed by the Nursing program coordinator Donna Lister and her faculty colleagues to enable qualified students to complete it in four years. Interested students are welcome to begin their pre-nursing now. We anticipate the first class of juniors will be admitted into the program as early as January of 2005 and no later than the fall of 2005. A transition plan is being developed between SUU and Weber to assure the smooth completion of Weber students currently enrolled in nursing programs and to plan for the solid launching of the new SUU BSN program. The University has a long and impressive record of successfully placing her students in health professions programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, optometry, and more. This nursing program will be a strong complement to that niche. Many played a pivotal role in communicating the compelling need for this program at SUU including Trustees, Regents, Southern Utah legislators, health care leaders, students, and more.

Many other activities are covered in this SUU Alumni report. As the recent accreditation reviews at SUU have attested, the University’s quality is assured by these outside experts who have confirmed the high quality of the programs and services provided. Your interest in and support of SUU is deeply appreciated!

Artist's rendering of the Eccles Living and Learning Center, currently under construction
Artist's rendering of the Eccles Living and Learning Center,
currently under construction.


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