Colleges of Distinction Recognizes Southern Utah University’s Nursing ProgramAugust 31, 20212 min read
Known for being the best public nursing program in Utah, Southern Utah University’s Department of Nursing has received specialized recognition this year from Colleges of Distinction. Honored as a College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education, SUU received additional recognition in nursing for a curriculum that is not only comprehensive in course material, but also in practical and soft skills development.
“The nursing program at SUU provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in the healthcare environment,” said Dean Camille Thomas, dean of the College of Health Sciences at SUU. “Faculty are dedicated to instilling high expectations for academic success and excellence with compassion and tolerance.”
As a guide for college-bound students, Colleges of Distinction conducts a detailed review of the programs offered through the University, and this year SUU was selected as a College of Distinction because of the exemplary work of the nursing, engineering, education and business programs.
The nursing program offers a learning-centered education ensuring that graduates have the abilities to be successful, excellent, professional nurses. The department emphasizes patient safety, ethical decision making, civic responsibility and professional excellence.
“I am not surprised SUU Nursing is recognized as a College of Distinction,” said Austin Marshall, recent graduate of SUU’s Nursing Program. “Staff members spent countless hours after class coaching me through difficult material and procedures. I performed skill after skill until I became comfortable and thorough in each one. I remember most developing friendships and building character through instructor-guided discussions. I always felt this program genuinely desired my success.”
Camille Thomas College of Health Sciences Interim Dean / Associate Professor of Kinesiology & Outdoor Recreation
Camille Thomas serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences and is a professor of Kinesiology.
Donna Lister Chair of the Department of Nursing
Specializing in nursing education and educational processes, rural health and current issues in nursing and health care.