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Convocation Features Pioneering Surgeon Leonard Bailey

PUC’s student body, from excited freshmen to seasoned seniors, packed into the PUC Church on September 25 to attend the first gathering of fall quarter’s Colloquy Speaker Series.

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PUC Welcomes New Students

Phaidra Knight’s first class doesn’t start until nine in the morning on Monday, but the new Pacific Union College freshman is already making PUC home. Like the rest of her peers in the PUC Class of 2018, Knight arrived on campus with a car full of boxes on September 17 for new student orientation ready to join the PUC community.

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Meet Your New SA President: Daniel DeCaires

Daniel DeCaires has a passion for Pacific Union College and is ready to lead. DeCaires, a senior from Benicia, Calif., majoring in business administration, will be serving as the president of PUC’s Student Association (SA) during the 2014-2015 school year, which begins September 22.

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Student Blogs | Kristen Crechriou

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I can’t believe I am almost halfway through my last year in college. It seems so surreal that I began my journey at PUC two and a half years ago. I am now a Registered Nurse working on my Bachelor’s degree, and I will soon be out in the field. This last week, BSN students had core week, which consists of all our classes concentrated from morning until night. It was pretty exhausting, to say the least. This quarter, one of our main classes is Nursing Research. Honestly, it is one of the driest and tidiest subjects I have ever come across, even worse than statistics, which it is closely related to. I found myself groaning every time the lecture would begin and I cringe when I look at our list of assignments for this class.

However, I recently realized that I’ve had the wrong attitude about this class. While I had been focusing on the frustrating and time-consuming parts of this subject, I failed to see the overall purpose of the class. Nursing Research enables us as nurses to keep our professional standing in the Health Care Field. We can excel at nothing which we do not continually pursue. As nurses, we are responsible for keeping up-to-date with the latest research and technology in order to provide optimal care to our patients. This class teaches us to constantly challenge the status quo, and not be satisfied with the present way doing things. There is always room for improvement, and Nursing Research is reminder of that.

My goal for this quarter is to keep an open mind when it comes to the hard tasks put before me, because there is always a reason for them. We cannot grow unless we are challenged.

Kristen Crechriou
Super-Senior, Nursing