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January 26, 2011

James and Helen Hassett Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Attention currently enrolled students in the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs in the College of Health and Human Services as the James and Helen Hassett Endowed Scholarship in Nursing is awarding $750 for the Spring 2011 semester. Please see the attached flyer regarding eligibilty and application as the deadline to apply is February 21, 2011. If you have any questions, please call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128.

Hassett Endowed Scholarship

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January 18, 2011

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses' Association

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses' Association are celebrating the contribution of black nurses on National Black Nurses Day, Friday, February 4th. Come out and hear the "History of Black Nurses in Chicago" and participate in the parade of nursing schools. Location: Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL at 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 773.792.7222.

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Interested in Nurse Anesthesia

North Shore University Health System School of Nurse Anesthesia is holding an "Open House" on Saturday, March 5th from 9 a.m. to noon at Evanston Hospital. If you are interested in attending or applying you can call 847.570.1959 or email them at anesthesiaschool@northshore.org.

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NFLP Monies Now Available to MSN Students

Good News! Money is available for tuition, books and fees from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program for DNP and now MSN Students who are planning to teach nursing upon graduation. The application is attached (Download file). Application deadline is immediate and will continue to be accepted until applications are exhausted. Please submit your application to the nursing department secretary, Vanyette Exton, Governors State University, One University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484. She will ensure that your application is numbered and submitted to Dr. MacMullen immediately. Letters will be sent out by February 15, 2011 indicating whether or not you are a recipient of the loan.

To be eligible for the loan one must:

• Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or lawful permanent
resident of the U.S. and its territories
• Be enrolled as a student in good standing in an advanced
practice nursing education program at GSU
• Maintain "good academic standing" (3.0) while enrolled
• Have no judgment liens entered against him/her based on the
default on a Federal debt, 28 U.S.C. 3201(e)

Contact Nancy MacMullen (708.534.4043) or Linda McCann (708.534.4035) for information.

Applicants will be chosen on the basis of their GPA on a "first come, first served basis". Students receiving NFLP funds are eligible to cancel up to 85 percent of the loan amount by teaching nursing for four years post degree completion.

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Lambda Lambda - Sigma Theta Tua International Facebook Page

Lambda Lambda, the Governors State University chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society has a new facebook page. This page will offer updates on the chapter and its events as well as information related to the nursing profession. All are invited to join us on facebook even if you are not a member of STTI. Our next induction ceremony will be scheduled later in the spring. Please search facebook for Lambda Lambda and “like” us to receive the latest announcements.

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Conversation with Marca Bristo - Honorary Degree Recipient

You are invited to attend a program presented by our GSU Honorary Degree Recipient. Our recipient, Marca Bristo, a nurse who as President and CEO of Access Living has helped craft local, national and international reforms to protect the rights of people with disabilities and equip them with tools to lead independent lifestyles. There are only thirty spaces available so please R.S.V.P. to Penny Perdue at pperdue@govst.edu.

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