"The online format allows for flexible learning, interaction with students from afar, the understanding of on-line learning and its benefits (as this is certainly the wave of the future), the knowledge and compassion of the teachers and the institution as a whole."
- Tamara C. Johnson, Student
Saint Xavier University
Online Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
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Dr. Buenting is the Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Science in nursing theory and research at SUNY Buffalo. She is a nationally certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife. She teaches nursing theory, family assessment and epidemiology in the MSN program.
Mary Haras is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer and a nationally certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nephrology Nurse. She is a PhD student in nursing at ISU Mennonite School of Nursing and teaches courses in advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology to MSN students.
Dr. Hardy is an Assistant Professor with extensive experience as a nursing administrator who holds national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University. She teaches specialty courses in both the Clinical Leadership and executive Leadership tracks.
Dr. Florczak is an Associate Professor of Nursing whose nursing background is in critical care nursing. Her PhD in nursing is from Loyola University of Chicago. She teaches MSN core courses in nursing research and theory and holds national certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.
Orlando Malate is an adjunct faculty member who earned his MSN and MBA at Saint Xavier University. He is nationally certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader and teaches Clinical Leadership specialty courses.
Dr. Reneau is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer who has extensive background in executive leadership and project management. She earned her PhD in nursing education from Capella University with specialization in online education. She teaches MSN core courses as well as specialty courses in Executive Leadership.
Jacqueline Tulley is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer who earned her MSN from Loyola University of Chicago. She is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and teaches advanced health assessment in the Clinical Leadership track. She is a PhD student in nursing at Loyola University of Chicago.
Dr. Poradzisz is a certified Clinical Nurse Leader and has been involved in nursing education for over 35 years and has been a member of Saint Xavier’s faculty for the last 15 years. She helped to initiate the Clinical Nurse Leader program at SXU and currently serves as interim associate dean for the graduate program, where she has taught Nursing Inquiry, Advanced Pharmacology, and CNL Role. In August 2009 she was featured in Chicago Hospital News for her article on how the Clinical Nurse Leader Role Can Help Save Lives.
Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts.
Chicago's oldest Catholic University now adds its online, global Saint Xavier campus to the existing campuses in Chicago and Orland Park.
As one of 16 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University educates approximately 5,100 students each year.
Saint Xavierís Catholic tradition promotes ethical development, service to the community, and a search for truth via observation, analysis, and debate. We have a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment with values such as to explore and respect different viewpoints, work for the betterment of the community, and engage students in the pursuit of lifelong learning.
Saint Xavier continues this tradition throughout our online curriculum with support from experienced faculty, stimulating discussions among a diverse student body, and rigorous coursework.
SXU holds regional accreditation (the highest level of accreditation for institutions of higher education) from the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In addition: