Felician University’s School of Nursing Named “Stellar School”

Lodi, NJ – March 13, 2019 – Felician University’s School of Nursing was recognized as a “Stellar School” by the National Student Nurses’ Association. One of only four new schools this year to achieve this status, Felician University’s chapter was recognized for “a strong commitment to shared governance and professional development of their students and faculty.”

“We are extremely proud to be awarded this distinction as it recognizes the hard work and achievements of our nursing students and faculty. Our students and professors are highly qualified, caring individuals, whose goals and values align with those of both Felician University and the NSNA. It is truly my privilege to be their Dean,” said Christine Mihal, Dean for the School of Nursing.

Felician University’s nursing students are engaged in NSNA initiatives at local, state, and national levels. One of their initiatives for this year is to teach nursing students self-wellness, so that they are better prepared students and nurses when they enter the workforce.

Professor of Nursing Kym Burrows discussed how Felician’s students have built up their NSNA chapter exponentially over the past ten years and credits the students’ efforts for this award: “I’m so humbly proud of our students who have been able to raise our NSNA chapter level to that of the nationally recognized Stellar School Status. Their collective work and dedication over the past ten years is what made this achievement possible.”

Four Felician student delegates will go to Salt Lake City this April to accept this award during the NSNA’s 67th Annual Convention.

About Felician University

Felician University engages over 2,300 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in arts & sciences, business, nursing, and education. Universal Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. Felician University’s education is ranked 3rd best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked #1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. To learn more about Felician University, please visit www.felician.edu.

About the National Student Nurses' Association

NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. To learn more, please visit www.nsna.org.