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Advancements in Nursing Education 

Saint Joseph's College proudly introduces the Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Center for Nursing Innovation, featuring state-of-the-art simulation laboratories for students, including those enrolled in the hybrid Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.  

The Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Center for Nursing Innovation is designed to elevate nursing education both on-campus and online. Key components include: 

  • Advanced science and simulation (SIM) technology, ensuring nursing students are well-equipped with the latest tools and resources 
  • Continuous growth for nurses, including workforce expansion and faculty development 
  • Real-world enrichment opportunities gained through new and ongoing healthcare partnerships 

Nursing simulation labs provide a guided, safe environment for practicing essential nursing skills. This enables students to build confidence and readiness for their upcoming clinical practice experiences. 

These updated SIM labs are beneficial to nurses in Maine and beyond, serving a crucial role in addressing the national nursing crisis.  

The new center will house five simulation laboratories dedicated to hospital and home care scenarios, providing hands-on training for nursing students. 

The $5 million initiative on the Maine campus, made possible by a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation, also received a generous $2 million pledge from SJC alumna Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold and her husband, Ed Arnold. 

Saint Joseph's College remains committed to excellence in nursing education, and the Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Center for Nursing Innovation stands as a testament to its dedication to addressing the challenges faced by the nursing community.  

Serve Your Community as a Nurse 

If you feel called to serve others and want to enter the world of nursing quickly, the hybrid ABSN program offers: 

  • A streamlined path to a new career for non-nursing bachelor degree holders 
  • An enriching blend of online and in-person learning 
  • Complimentary support for clinical placement 
  • Completion within 15 months 
  • Two on-campus immersions in the nursing simulation lab 
  • High pass rates on the NCLEX exam, which is essential for licensure 

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A dedicated Enrollment Advisor can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Begin by filling out a form and starting the conversation.

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