Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO
 Faculty members recognize that the NCIN program offers much more than tuition assistance, and are invested in the retention of all students. They pay particular attention to the academic performance of the NCIN scholars as they progress.

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 Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Kevin Atchison
Trey Graviett
Benjamin Kitobo
Brett May
Bradley Rose
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Kris Conaway
Zachary Fox
Michael Indergaard
Quillian Young-Lewis
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Dane Blackwood
Erica Cole
Lowell Ellet
Alaina Jacobson
Bert McGuire
Jonathan Reddick
Brian Ritter
Rachel Tamale
Brittaney Vaughn
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Carl Azab
Blake Badillo
Brittany Ball
Gregory Braun
Stormy Brown
Brittany Freeman
Ashley Hughes
Maritza Temores
Douglas Uchendu
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Cierra Bowbeer
Josh Fender
Adesuwa Osagie
Sykari Thomas
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Michael Arb
Barbara Bordie-Koufie
Tracie Counts
Matthew Crecelius
Kimberly Gates
Javier Gonzalez
Joseph Hodges
Rachael Ludwig
Connor Pratt
Caitlin Swatek
Andrew Valstad
Robert Wirth
 As an NCIN grantee, Saint Louis University School of Nursing has made significant progress in increasing the number of males and African-Americans in both its BSN and MSN accelerated classes. The school is working to increase the number of Hispanic students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well. During each year of the NCIN grant, the school of nursing has worked to build on its success and enhance elements of the NCIN program. The university now has a retention specialist, and nursing school faculty have modified their teaching strategies to accommodate the learning styles of a more diverse student body. They also have become more sensitive to issues facing students, such as “fitting in” to clinical placements, transportation, and financial challenges.


I believe this about nursing..."It is an art and applied science to assist people at the mos vulnerable times, doing for them those things they cannot do for themselves at that particular time."