Dr. Barbara Hoerst and Mary Dorr were awarded a four-year, $2.4 million HRSA grant to provide $15,000 scholarships to 40 disadvantaged undergraduate nursing majors each year.


Joan Luckhurst and Barbara Amster, Speech-Language-Hearing Science, who received a grant in the amount of $35,200 from a Foundation to support scholarships for students who are interested in listening and speaking for hearing impaired children.


Holly Harner was interviewed in the New York Times for an article about inmates and yoga, http://nyti.ms/136Druc


Jillian Baker and Irene Ponterelli were interviewed by Taunya English (WHYY) on the HPV vaccine, “A potential lifesaver, HPV vaccine still proves a tough sell”


Ashley Brown, an undergraduate Nursing major, won the Brother Daniel Burke Scholarship for the outstanding Essential Question Essay.



Zane Wolf has been appointed to the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association’s Board of Directors http://bit.ly/YzoeBa


Denise Kavanagh’s travel study trip to Mexico City with 9 Nursing Program students was featured by the Universidad La Salle



Kathy Czekanski was chosen to attend the 2013 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.


Six La Salle Nursing students who just graduated were featured in a video explaining why they chose Nursing and praising the faculty.



2013 graduates in the M.S. Speech-Language Pathology program had a 100% pass rate on the national certifying exam.  The average score was 729.  A score of 600 is passing and the average national pass rate is approximately 80%. The pass rate since 20007 is 99%.


The Council on Education for Public Health has approved the request to begin the accreditation process for its Master of Public Health Program.


Susan Snyder received a $3,000 scholarship from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association.


Summary of the data on Community Based Experiences in School and Health Care Settings for SONHS. These figures are largely based on one calendar year.


Number of Students                            Number of Hours


-Undergraduate                        150                                             11,316

-Graduate                                   65                                               34,740

-MSN/Public Health                  10                                               4,500


Nutrition                                    12                                               5,995


Public Health                             32                                               1,920


Speech-Language-Hearing   35                                               18,500


TOTAL SONHS                          304                                             76,901


*Students in the Nursing Practitioner (NP) tracks achieved a 100% pass rate on the national certifying exam.