The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) once again recognized the BYU College of Nursing with its Stellar School Award. Initially granted in 2010, the award designated the school as a Stellar School through 2014. The award was renewed this year, granting the BYU College of Nursing with Stellar School status for the next five years and demonstrating the college’s continual dedication to academic and professional excellence.
As one of only 24 schools in the nation to currently hold the Stellar School status, this award establishes the BYU College of Nursing as a leader in nursing education. The award is granted to schools that demonstrate excellence in five categories dealing with school-wide participation in NSNA as well as the school’s individual commitment to the professional development of their students and faculty.
The receipt of this award demonstrates the BYU College of Nursing’s encouragement of their students to further their education by taking advantage of NSNA resources such as NSNA’s annual convention held every spring. At this convention students have the opportunity to attend workshops and presentations, learn about current trends and issues in the nursing profession and participate in social events. All of these activities help student nurses to further their future career by expanding their skillset and professional network.
Dean Ravert, in green on the right, accepts the award. Image courtesy of NSNA Twitter Feed.