Nursing students achieve greatness on many levels

National Nurse’s Week is approaching on May 6-12, 2023. The UCCS Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences would like to call out and honor the incredible nursing students who all recently received an award, nomination or appointment.

Recently, four Johnson Beth-El students received awards from the Friends of Nursing. Congratulations to:   

  • Christine Cabalic – Greta Pollard, Founder’s Scholarship
  • Melanie Senter – Friends of Nursing/Leila B. Kinney Scholarship
  • Melanie Walker – Friends of Nursing Scholarship
  • Shantel Moore – Fern Howard Award

Shantel Moore and Melanie Senter are in the accelerated cohort.  Melanie Walker and Christine Cabalic are graduate students in the Master of Science in Nursing. They were all honored at a spring luncheon this month. 

Chellis Richards, BSNA president, recently received a nomination for the 2023 Ron Wisner Human Spirit and Leadership Award.

Emma Kate Bonner, BSNA merchandise director, was formally accepted into the NSNA Leadership University Honor Society.

Johnson Beth-El is a pillar of nursing excellence in the Colorado Springs community, and our students often reflect the same values of leadership and distinction.

Congratulations to all the hardworking Johnson Beth-El nursing students and a big round of applause for Christine Cabalic, Melanie Senter, Melanie Walker, Shantel Moore, Chellis Richards, and Emma Kate Bonner on your recent accomplishments.

About the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences has trained and educated the region’s health professionals and human performance professionals for over 118 years, and in 2022, celebrated 25 years with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).

At Johnson Beth-El, students meet the needs of a rapidly changing health care landscape by providing innovative, nationally accredited, and ranked programs.

Johnson Beth-El’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Clinical Simulation Learning Center is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is the first Future Education Model (FEM) registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) program in Colorado and accredited by ACEND. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) became the first graduate athletic training program in Colorado when it was awarded CAATE accreditation in Spring 2020.

Our traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program is ranked nationally by US News and World Report. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences ranks #67 out of 681 national nursing programs. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is consistently ranked as a US News and World Report’s Top online Master’s in Nursing program for veterans. In 2023, we ranked #1 in the state of Colorado for veterans. Learn more about the Johnson Beth-El at johnsonbethel.uccs.edu.