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Ball named College of Nursing Dean

Dr. Vicki Ball’s specialty is teaching nursing leadership. When the position of interim dean of the CSU College of Nursing came available in January, she realized she needed to be willing to step out and lead. She planned to go back to her role as director of the Master of Science in Nursing program once a […]

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Nursing student publishes Christmas book

For the plethora of individuals who have bought one of over six million copies of The Polar Express since 1986, the traditional and nostalgic telling of Christmas books are the core factors that truly keep the spirit of Christmas thriving through generational ages. Though The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol, or even The Christmas Miracle, are prime representations of priceless literature, […]

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Overcoming homelessness: how two Bucs defied the odds

Homeless. It is a word packed with stereotypes and visuals of tent cities, stranded shopping carts by the woods, or cardboard sign-clad beggars on the street. Every night, thousands of young people experience homelessness alone in the United States. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately 550,000 unaccompanied youth under the age of 24 […]

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MSN student wins statewide award

Palmetto Gold, an annual statewide nursing recognition program, awarded Charleston Southern University’s Morgan McCall as its 2021 graduate student recipient in South Carolina. McCall is the first Charleston Southern student in the Master of Science in Nursing program to receive the award—a highly competitive scholarship with graduate student nominees from the state’s public and private […]

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Nursing instructor advocates for rare disease bill

In April, nursing professor Kerri Nelson testified in a subcommittee within the House of Representatives, pushing for House Bill 3956—a bill that would establish the South Carolina Rare Disease Advisory Council within the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The bill passed through the subcommittee, the full committee and passed the majority vote in the House of Representatives. Nelson’s next […]

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College of Nursing announces stellar NCLEX pass rate

The College of Nursing at Charleston Southern University announced an exceptional 95.3% NCLEX-RN pass rate for its 2019-2020 nursing graduates per the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Eighty-five CSU graduates took the NCLEX exam in December and May, the most of any other private university in the state of South Carolina.  “I am […]

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Pinckney Scholars graduate, share program’s impact

Five years ago, during a Wednesday night Bible study, nine African American lives were taken by the hands of hate. In response to his mother’s and the other eight victims’ tragic deaths, Charleston Southern student Chris Singleton shared in a public statement heard around the globe that “love is stronger than hate.”  In memory of […]

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Young Alumni: Stephanie and Steven Daniels

When Stephanie and Steven Daniels graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2013, they married and moved in with her parents to save money. Stephanie, a nursing major, and Steven, a computer science major, paid off more than $100,000 in student loan debt in just three years.  Recently, Steven called Cady Nell Keener, assistant vice president […]

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Behind the scenes with coroner, former CSU professor

Charleston County Coroner Rae H. Wooten, former nursing professor at Charleston Southern University, gave a presentation Wednesday to current students about her job as coroner. The Alpha Nu Omega Student Nursing Organization hosted the presentation and question-and-answer session. Wooten shared her path to becoming a coroner, explaining that she started as a nurse. She said […]

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