Founded in 2013, Cura Personalis is the annual magazine of the Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.
Cura personalis means "to care for the entire person." It was chosen as the magazine's name because nursing is a profession synonymous with caring. Those planning the publication felt the phrase spoke to the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing’s mission of promoting human dignity and care for the mind, body and spirit of all students.
Learn about the standard-setting research of Irene Riddle Endowed Chair and Professor Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, who studies approaches to care of families coping with end-of-life care for their children battling life-threatening cancer. Also in this issue, you’ll find the second in a series of stories about Hemak Professor Denise Côté-Arsenault, a Fulbright scholar, who spent last summer, as well as the summer of 2021, in Scotland conducting her vital research in the care for couples who have lost their babies. Another story shares the innovative approach Associate Professor Devita Stallings is using to help underserved patients, particularly those of color.
Learn about how the Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University inspires our new Dean, Dr. Danny Willis. Also in this issue, the challenges of Covid and how our faculty and students provided leadership during this challenging time.
Learn about the innovative history of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing and our upcoming 90th anniversary celebration. Also in this issue, technology is changing how students learn and our esteemed alumni share memories.
Learn about a free clinic for the underserved run by Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing faculty and students. Also in this issue, read about pediatric palliative care and see renderings of the new SSM Saint Louis University Hospital and ambulatory care center.
Learn how a Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing alumna in Rwanda teaches nurses that communication skills can be as important as technical skills. Also in this issue, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing students find ways to give back to their community and profiles on Dr. Joan Dodgson and the school's 2015 Alumni Merit Award winner.
Learn about the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing's first white coat ceremony. Also in this issue, a profile of Alumni Merit Award winner Patricia Potter and the preceptors who are training the next generation of nurses.
Learn about the growing number of Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing students from Thailand and how action methods teaching is transforming nursing education and practice. Also in this issue, how nurses are influencing the Affordable Care Act.
Learn about high-tech upgrades to the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing simulation lab. Also in this issue, read about faculty member Suzanne Mahon's role in cancer prevention and early detection, and our innovative study abroad program.