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Nurse and ASU graduate student taps university resources to launch health care idea

ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation graduate student Ramona Ramadas had the business idea but needed the tools and structure to help her bring it to life, both of which she got at ASU. Learn more:

In 1957, Arizona State University launched the School of Nursing with 58 students enrolled. Today, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education for over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Students completing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the Edson College have an NCLEX first-time pass rate of 92%, compared to the national average of 82%. Both our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as two of the best programs in the nation.

A recent $25 million gift from the Edson family will help the Edson College continue its leadership and research capabilities in the areas of cognitive development, dementia and family caregiving. The gift also provides scholarship funds that will enable students to pursue a dual PhD/DNP degree that will prepare them as nurse scientists who have both practice and research expertise. Additionally, funding will be available for post-doctoral students in Dementia Research and Family Caregiving.

ASU’s Edson College is deeply involved in the region and the community, having long-established partnerships with Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Dignity Health, the World Health Organization and many more.

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