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Nursing students present capstones

Nursing students present capstones

On Wednesday, May 3, the School of Nursing held a master’s capstone poster presentation for its 28 students in the accelerated master’s nursing (AMSN) and MSN-Clinical Nurse Leader programs. The event began at 1 p.m. in the bottom room of the School of Nursing building.

The 28 students had been working on their capstone projects since October and presented their results to all those who attended the event.

The students worked in hospitals all around the St. Louis area on quality improvement projects. They performed a detailed assessment on each system, and designed, implemented, evaluated and shared the results of a process improvement in their poster presentations.

According to the event coordinator, Dr. Kristine L’Ecuyer, the poster presentations were viewed by first year CNL students. The first year CNL students will be completing similar projects next year. Faculty from the School of Nursing, clinical faculty, clinical receptors and nurse managers were also in attendance.

“We had a great turnout even though it was a rainy day,” said L’Ecuyer. According to L’Ecuyer, this was the sixth year that the School of Nursing had held the capstone poster presentation.

The AMSN program is a nursing program designed for people with degrees in other fields. It is a two-year full time program and students enter the nursing profession with a master’s degree. SLU has a one-year ABSN and 21 month AMSN option.

Dr. Kristine L’Ecuyer is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and was recently selected by St. Louis Magazine as the top nurse educator in the region. More than 200 nurses were nominated for the magazine’s nursing awards. A team of seven judges from outside the St. Louis area narrowed the applicants down to 64 finalists into 19 categories. Dr. L’Ecuyer will be featured in the magazine’s May issue for her success.

Saint Louis University Nursing School was founded in 1928 and has held a national reputation for its innovative programs. The staff is nationally recognized for their teaching, research and clinical experience and expertise. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral program.

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