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Who Do We Benefit

700 graduate students of different nations and ethnicities on five campuses working towards a masters or a doctoral degree in nursing.

Self Care Health Fair! (Today event)

There will be FREE chair massages, yoga tips, healthy snacks, and information from campus care, the counseling center, the wellness center and more.
When: Wednesday November 18th, 10am-1pm
Where: College of Nursing Lobby (flyer)

Free Yoga Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to insights in neurobiology and yoga, provide exercises to integrate them into your practice, and offer suggestions on applying them into daily life. The workshop provides a special emphasis for health care providers for application in their own lives as well as those of their patients. Please RSVP to Yoga mats will be provided (click to see detail).
When: Tuesday November 18th, 10:30am-12pm
Where: Sport & Fitness Center, 828 S Wolcott
Co-sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau

Campus Safety Workshop Tomorrow event - Don't Miss It!

presented by the Wellness Center, is intended to educate the UIC community about safety and security on campus. It provides information on resources and valuable tips for preventing personal crime around campus.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED (flyer). Please RSVP to
When: Thursday November 19th, 12pm-1pm
Where: College of Nursing, RM 165

STTI 2009

New Sigma Theta Tau members
Please join STTI for 2009 Fall Induction Ceremony
Location: Student Center West Illinois Room B & C, Second Floor
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm (inductees must arrive by 10:30am for photographs)
Invited Speaker: Teresa Savage, PhD, RN

Commencement 2009

Please see the website below to view a webcast of last year’s Commencement ceremony, access the DVD order form, view the College of Nursing program insert, and order photos from the Senior Luncheon and Pool Jump in Chicago as well as the 2009 Commencement ceremony.

Free Yoga Worksh

We are pleased to announce recipients of the 2008-2009 Graduate Awards! GRADUATE AWARD FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE Charles Yingling, MS, APN, FNP-BC- Clinical Instructor This award was given to Charles Yingling in recognition of his teaching excellence as demonstrated by his ability to inspire, motivate, and provide support and guidance to students to promote their success. GRADUATE AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE Melissa Hernandez, MA- Project Coordinator This award recognizes an individual staff member's efforts that go above and beyond his or her job description. Melissa Hernandez has worked behind the scenes in assisting students to accomplish their academic endeavors.

Dental Benefits for Grad Students

Some RAs/TAs may be eligible for the Graduate Assistant Dental Program (GADP). Please visit:

PhD Curriculum Change Proposal-

This power point presentation contains the results from a survey of faculty and students on the PhD curriculum. It also reviews the proposed changes to the preliminary process.

What is the Tuition Differential?

Some of you had questions regarding this. Here is the answer: The Board of Trustees sets a tuition rate for the university. This tuition rate is meant to cover a portion of the cost of a student's education. In a state-assisted school like UIC, that proportion of cost of education that the student contributes would be considered moderate. For some programs, such as all of those in the health professions, the cost of education is substantially more than compared to other programs. In these cases, an additional amount of the cost must be absorbed by the student. All of the programs in the College of Nursing fall into this category and thus our students are assessed a tuition differential. The tuition differential is figured based on the cost of education and takes into account all other funding sources available to support the educational mission of the college (state appropriations, other sources of income, etc.). The tuition differential is decided by the Dean of the college in consultation with multiple college and university leaders.


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