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Slideshow: Makeup Commencement, Nov. 8

November 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The sixth of seven makeup Commencements was staged Monday at Grand Canyon University Arena. Here’s a story on the featured speaker for the makeup ceremonies, Dr. Breanna Naegeli.   

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GCU’s accelerated bachelor’s degree program in Tucson helping to fill nursing pipeline

November 05, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 5, 2021) – Nationally and locally, nurses are in demand. But while there are plenty of students passionate about this helping profession, many college and university nursing programs are turning them away. In 2019, more than 80,000 qualified applicants were left behind, due to a lack of nursing faculty, clinical placements and space, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is heeding the call for help with an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Tucson that is designed to put these health care heroes on the front lines in as little as 16 months. Rooted in GCU’s Christian principles, the program combines the fundamentals and theories of nursing using an innovative e-platform created by Orbis Education Services, and providing hands on nursing skills, immersive simulation experiences, and patient-centered care in clinical and community settings. “The idea is to help the next generation of nurses test their critical thinking and technical skills,” said Kimarie Jeffreys, ABSN program director in Tucson. Students also work in a real-world environment as part of clinical rotations at Tucson Medical Center. Upon completion of the program, students must sit […]

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ACE Centers again offer in-person academic support

November 03, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Like everything else during the pandemic, the Academic Career & Excellence Centers — the go-to spots on campus for free peer-to-peer tutoring — went virtual, offering up academic support via a cable and computer screen. But the ACE Centers have returned to offering in-person academic help at its six locations, including a new location at the Colangelo College of Business.

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Inaugural Day of Giving makes powerful debut

October 22, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

For a university that places such a high emphasis on giving back to the community, adding GCU’s first annual Day of Giving to the calendar just made sense. More than 2,000 donations were made during the 24-hour blitz and will help fund a number of valuable causes on campus. “I’m really impressed with how many donors are interested in giving back to the community here,” Director of Annual Giving Cherylann Galdi said. “As Christians, we have a heart for others, and it really showed today.”

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Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Thursday morning ceremony

October 14, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Rick D’Elia GCU News Bureau The Thursday morning of Fall Commencement featured graduates of the College of Education (bachelor’s); College of Fine Arts and Production; College of Humanities and Social Sciences (bachelor’s); College of Nursing and Health Care Professions (bachelor’s); College of Science, Engineering and Technology; and College of Theology.       

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Week of events geared to students’ financial success

September 28, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Personal Financial Success Week, which began Monday and will continue through Thursday, provides students with information they desperately need, considering the number of Americans living in debt. “Every year we improve our outreach and connection to GCU students on topics of financial literacy and financial wellness,” said Dr. Randy Gibb, Dean of the Colangelo College of Business.

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Grads go far to applaud in-person Commencement

September 28, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

The second of seven makeup Commencement ceremonies Monday proved once again that graduates will travel long distances to celebrate earning their degree. “I just felt that desire to walk across the stage,” said Anthony Jackson Jr., who came all the way from New Orleans. “I wanted to feel that same intensity that the locals feel. I just had to do it.”

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Ceremony rite of passage for nursing students

September 27, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Nursing faculty cloaked students in white coats on Friday as part of the University’s first White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is a rite of passage for the students, all of whom are seeking their master’s degrees to be advanced practice registered nurses. After being cloaked in her coat, Gina Mercado said she truly felt her purpose and “the significance of what I will bring.”

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Faculty to explore meaning of human flourishing

September 17, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The first One Foundation Lunch and Learn of the 2021-22 academic year is scheduled for Monday, and this year’s topic offers faculty a topic ripe for discussion: “Human Flourishing: Embracing Our Purpose.” Monday’s session will focus on the greatest sermon ever, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

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GCU grad recalls her time as nurse in Afghanistan

September 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Reading the news from Afghanistan in the past month was enough to bring GCU nursing alumna and former Air Force critical care nurse Christine Collins to tears. The children and women she helped were foremost on her mind. But reflecting on the positive and acknowledging her blessings has helped the mother of three cope. “I would always tell people that we’re just ordinary, plain people doing some extraordinary work on a daily basis,” she said.

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