FranU has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation to fund the start-up of a new certification program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This program is aimed at students interested in providing therapeutic support for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) within community health and education settings. ABA coursework and practical experiences will prepare students for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) credentialing. The ABA curriculum may be taken as an elective option for FranU students majoring in psychology, providing an exceptional opportunity to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. This gift further substantiates the University's commitment towards responding to healthcare workforce needs of our state and our community, particularly for populations in greatest need.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has granted candidacy for accreditation to the new doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU).
In the late spring of 2018, CAPTE, the sole accrediting body for physical therapy professional education programs, authorized FranU to admit qualified candidates into the program. The first cohort will begin this fall.
Pictured from left to right are: Tina S. Holland, PhD, President, Susan K. Steele-Moses, DNS, APRN-CNS, Dean, School of Health Professions, Sister Martha A. Abshire, Vice President for Mission Identity, Jeffrey Thompson, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, Director of Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Kelly Rodriguez, PT, DPT, NCS, Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, T. Kirk Nelson, PT, PhD, Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Radiologic Technology graduates earned a 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam.
All 18 of the May 2018 graduates passed the exam on their first attempt.
Congratulations to our students who made the Spring 2018 semester Deans’ and President’s lists for outstanding academic work.
While we congratulate all students on their excellent academic performance, please note that there are guidelines that we follow to determine which students are listed on the honor roll. Eligibility guidelines are as follows:
President’s List- 12 or more credit hours with a semester GPA of 4.00 Dean’s List- 12 or more credit hours with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Any student who has a question about their eligibility should contact the Registrar’s Office at 225-490-1602.
The CRS Student Ambassadors under Campus Ministry spearheaded across campus and in the community the campaign to bring awareness of the issue of Human Trafficking in the 1-10 corridor and in the world. The advocacy across campus was presented at various campus events through a fundraising drive for the Metanoia Manor, a local, undisclosed safe house for victims, managed by the Hospitalier Sisters. Through the sales of an art work designed by Emily Walker, president of Franciscan Fellowship and chair of CRS Student Amabassadors along with the president of Catholic College Student Association president, Viktoriia Leigh raised $2,000 to donate to the Manor. The funds were presented to Fr. Jeff Bayhi, founder of the Manor at one of the four Agape Dinners, which brought the campus community together to dialogue on the issue.
Pictured are Fr. Bayhi, Emily Walker, Viktoriia Leigh , and Tammy Vidrine, Director of Campus Ministry
Baton Rouge held a three day Mission of Mercy event January 19, 20, and 21 near the Baton Rouge airport. Mission of Mercy is an independent nonprofit program that provides free healthcare, dental care, and free prescriptions to the uninsured and under-insured in our communities. FranU students from the Physician Assistant, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs volunteered for the event. Article provided by Valerie Schluter.
The following students have been named honors graduates for the Fall class of 2017.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the University’s 94-year history during the fall commencement exercises held on Friday, December 15 at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge. The 22 recipients of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) degree were among the 125 undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during the ceremony.
Sarah Deyo, Physician Assistant (PA) program director at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, was recognized at the Physician Assistant Education Association's 2017 Education Forum with the New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence. Deyo graduated from Our Lady of the Lake College's PA program in May 2009 and went on to practice in the pediatric emergency room as a PA at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital before joining the faculty in 2015.
Faculty and students at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University are using research, teaching and service programs to address the many issues and opportunities facing our local aging population – including using a recently acquired grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to teach computer classes to area seniors.
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