News and Events


If you interested in learning more about the SCSU Accelerated Career Entry Program that will begin in August of 2015 please plan on attending an Information Session:  The sessions will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014.  They will be held in Jennings Hall, Fitch Street, Room 132.  Parking is available in most lots on a first come first serve bases after 4:30.  Please email Lydia Vega at and let her now which session you will be attending and the number of attendees.

Wednesday April 2, 2014     5 p.m to5:45 p.m. OR Wednesday April 2, 2014    6 6:45 p.m.

Due to the overwhelming response a 3rd ACE INFORMATION SESSION HAS BEEN ADDED.  It will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 at Noon in Jennings Hall room 132.  Please respond to Lydia as above

Golden Key Honor Society

Four of SCSU/WCSU Ed.D students were recently inducted int the Golden Key Honor Society.  It is the largest collegiate honor society in the world. Membership is by invitation only, to the top 15% of college/university sophomores, juniors, seniors and top performing graduate students in all fields of study.  Congratulations to Alicerne Gumbs, Linda Roney, Erin McMahon and Philip Martinez.

Aronson Golden Key


The Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that 7 senior nursing students have been awarded one of the Paul L Jones Department of Nursing Scholarships.  Because of the generosity of the Paul L. Jones trust, each of the following students have received a scholarship of $2, 048.00 fall semester:  Amanda Arcand, Jamie Fortin, Kara Hallisey, Rachel Hendersen, Fatima Kolenovic, Alison Mueller, and Kristin Whitley

Dr Madara was presented with the 2013  J Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award for full time faculty at a reception during the SCSU Teaching Academy of May 14th.  She is pictured with Provost Marianne Kennedy. She will also be recognized at the upcoming Undergraduate Commencement Exercise on May 17th.  Congratulations to Dr Madara!

Dr. Bernadette Madara and Provost Marianne Kennedy

Dr. Karen Barnett and Dr. Kimberly Lacey received one of the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing at a ceremony held at Anthony's Ocean View on May 13th, 2013. Congratulations to both of our faculty and thank you for the work that you do each and every day. Several Department of Nursing alumni also received a Nightingale Award this year including Jeremy Estes (Yale-New Haven Hospital), Paulina Jaworski (Griffin Hospital), and Melissa Nadeau (VNA of South Central Connecticut). 

Kim and Karen

Congratulations to the Nursing Class of 2013. The Department celebrated nursing and the accomplishments of the 87 graduating seniors at this year's Pinning Ceremony. 


Angela Read, a 4.0 BS in Nursing student is the recipient of the prestigious Barnard Scholar Award.  Read about Angela's accomplishments at  

Angela Read

 Jennifer Basler, ACE Nursing Student, was presented with one of the $1200 Nightingale Scholarships
at a reception on April 8th. Jen will be graduating from the ACE program in August of 2014.

Jen Basler

Beret Ravenscroft, SCSU ACE Alumni 2012, was recently highlighted by the New Careers in Nursing Program. Beret has recently begun her PhD studies at The University of New Mexico with a focus on health care policy. Please read the article at

Beret Ravenscroft

 Robert Sambat, a 2012-2013 ACE student, was chosen as an essay winner by the New Careers in Nursing Organization.  Robert is a RWJF scholar who will be graduating in August of 2013. You may read his essay on the below link.

Robbie Sambat

Robert Sambat was chosen again for submitting  a winning essay for the March 2013 essay contest for the NCIN " I Believe This About Nursing".

Jennifer Durnik-Fitzgerald awarded Nurse Practitioner Scholarship, May 2013

J Cooke 2010 RWJF ScholarJonathan Cooke, a 2010-2011 ACE student, was chosen as an essay winner by the New Careers in Nursing Organization.  Jonathan is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar and will be graduating from the ACE program in August of 2011. You may read Jonathan's essay on "I believe this about nursing" by  clicking on the link below.