Christmas Caroling, 12/5

Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Meet in Kender, McShea for hot chocolate, song sheets, and candles and then spread Christmas cheer by singing around campus.

Questions? Magdalene.Riggins@desales.edu

Help the Allentown Rescue Mission this Holiday Season

The Mu Omicron Chapter of Sigma Nursing Honor Society will be collecting the following items for the Allentown Rescue Mission: wrapping paper, umbrellas, men’s belts, travel sized shaving cream, travel sized bars of soap, and Ziploc baggies (sandwich and gallon sized only). The collection box can be found in the Gambet lobby. We thank you in advance for your donation and wish you a blessed holiday season!

Questions? Maria.McNally@desales.edu

Today: Memory Recall Workshop

Memory Recall: Making Learning More Memorable

Wednesday, November 29 at 3 p.m. (Dooling 40) and 7 p.m. (Online)

Research suggests that students create stronger connections with material when it is presented in smaller portions in continuous cycles throughout a learning experience! Come and hear what DEIT’s instructional designers have to say about micro lessons, mass v. spaced studying, and priming exams!

Register: desales.edu/workshops

Questions? Contact DEIT at 610.282.1100, x2290, or deit@desales.edu

DeSales Nursing Students Exceed PA and U.S. NCLEX Pass Rates

Senior nursing students in DeSales University’s Class of 2017 have made history. The class earned a 96.36 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, the national licensure examination. Not only is the percentage the highest in the department’s 44-year history, but it also topped state and national averages.

“I’m so proud of the students and also congratulate the faculty who educated these students to achieve this pass rate,” says Dr. Mary Elizabeth Doyle-Tadduni, chair of the Department of Nursing and Health. “We work as a team here in the department with the best interest of our students at hand at all times.”

Nursing students must take the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse. Out of 110 students in the class, 106 passed. “One of the first questions many students will ask when they’re looking for admittance into a nursing school is, ‘what is your NCLEX pass rate?’”

Doyle-Tadduni credits the hard work of the nursing faculty over the last five years and their willingness to reassess the curriculum and make changes for these positive outcomes.