Lukes Commemorative School of Nursing at Moravian, which the
College runs with St. Lukes Hospital, is just three years
old, but already its getting worldwide, as well as statewide,
Scholtz, associate professor, was recognized for excellence in teaching
by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association in September. She also
was one of three finalists for the groups Nightingale Award
and was honored at a banquet in Hershey in October.
faculty members of the St. Lukes program presented informational
displays at the PSNA convention in Harrisburg in September: Pamela
Adamshick, Community-Based Practice in Support of Teens: The
RICHES Program at Liberty High School; Janet A. Sipple, chair
of the program, Nursing Practice in Advanced Foot Care for
the Elderly; and Michele August-Brady, Global Nursing
Education: An Opportunity in Croatia.
spent a week in May in Croatia, where she was invited to address
an annual health congress. She spoke about nursing education in
the United States, then went to a childrens hospital and a
rehabilitation center to learn more about the Croatian health-care
system. Despite the obvious differences between our country and
this small Balkan nation still suffering the aftereffects of war,
I found we have many common issues, August-Brady said.
The greatest: lack of human resources. In Croatia, the government
controls the number of professionals in the field and fixes their
salaries. In the U.S., market forces accomplish much the same thing.
the School of Nursing has four students this semester from the University
of Southern Queensland, Australia. Their coursework includes an
intensive clinical practicum at St. Lukes Hospital. In exchange,
four Moravian nursing students will travel to the Australian university