College of Nursing hosts spring convocation
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation honored 148 students, May 4, during the annual spring convocation. The graduating class will bring the college’s alumni total to more than 9,400. The ceremony was held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix.
Of the 148 degrees and certificates, 107 are from the Bachelor of Science Nursing and RN-BSN Online undergraduate programs, 41 are graduate-level degrees and certificates, and one doctorate degree. Among the graduate degrees 12 were from the Master’s of Science in Regulatory Science and Health Safety program. The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the only nursing school to have this program which was jointly developed with the Food and Drug Administration.
The graduating class of May included the following outstanding students:
- Anita Burns, BSN – Mouer Award
- Katherina Carballo, BSN – Mouer Award
- Sierra Cook, BSN – Alumni Award
- Laura DiVenti, RN-BSN – Community Award
- Ashley Elstermeyer, BSN – Leadership Award
- Valerie Fallert, MS – Director's Award
- Laura Kinahan, BSN – Scholar Award
- Sean Mountcastle, RN-BSN – Outstanding Scholar
- Tenai Roan, BSN - American Indian Students United for Nursing Scholar
- Stasia Ruskie, RN-BSN – Leadership Award
- Kelsey Sonnabend, BSN – American Indian Students United for Nursing Scholar
- Stephanie Yellowhair, BSN - American Indian Students United for Nursing Scholar
Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, is the dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University operates under a 10-year accreditation through June 2014 granted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its baccalaureate and master’s degree programs and also is approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing.